Welcome to the online home for New Hampshire Pop Warner, the Granite State's premier youth football and cheerleading organization.
Here you will find association contact information, registration dates, league history, schedules and much more.
We are always looking for new programs to join our league and would love to discuss the many benefits of being affiliated with Pop Warner Little Scholars. If you are with an existing organization or would like to start a new one, please do not hesitate to contact us directly for details on how to obtain membership. Our contact information can be found under the League Info tab - NHPW Contacts.
Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners!
We would like to congratulate the winners for our Mega Raffle Fundraiser which were drawn on October 11 during the awards ceremony at the Fall Spirit Festival:
Grand Prize (Patriots Tickets Package): Tom Ficarra, Manchester, NH
2nd Prize (Autographed Football): David Kula, Dunbarton, NH
Order of Appearance Released for State Cheer Competition!
The Order of Appearance for the 2014 NHPW State Cheerleading Championships has been released and it can be found under League Events - State Cheer Comp. You will also find other FAQ's about the event which is being held on Sunday, October 26 at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.
Best of luck to all of the teams competing this weekend!
New Hampshire Pop Warner would like to extend its sincere condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Glenn Colburn, a well-respected and beloved member of the New Hampshire Football Officials Association who recently lost his battle with cancer.
Mr. Colburn was a welcome sight at our fields and his friendly demeanor and professionalism always helped to set the tone for a great day of football. He was a strong ambassador for the game and went out of his way to help make our coaches and young football players better. He truly cared about our organization and the people that are a part of it. This includes the coaches, volunteers and especially the kids.
Whether he was wearing the white hat for a state championship high school game or working with our Tiny Mites, the games were equally as important to him. He felt an obligation to always give you his best game because "the little guys work just as hard as the high school kids".
He was a great friend of New Hampshire Pop Warner and his loss will be felt within the entire New Hampshire football community. We will miss you, Glenn.
Elections for the 2015-2016 New Hampshire Pop Warner Board of Directors will be taking place on Wednesday, November 19 at our monthly President's Meeting.
The following positions are being posted and those that are chosen will be elected to two-year terms:
Football Director / Player Safety Coach - (One Year - Filling out remainder of Rick O'Brien's term)
In addition, the following Auxiliary Board positions will be chosen by the NHPW Executive Board following the elections on November 19 and they carry one-year terms:
Assistant Secretary (2 Positions)
Assistant Cheer Director
Assistant Football Director (TM)
Assistant Football Director (MM)
If you are interested in any of the above positions (Executive Board or Auxiliary Board), you will need to submit a letter of intent to NHPW Jason Patch via email no later than November 5, 2014 at midnight. This can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org once it is drafted. You can also contact Jason for additional information including a list of duties.
New Hampshire Pop Warner is pleased to welcome the Upper Valley Hawks as the newest member of our league. The Hawks recently had their membership petition unanimously approved by our Association Presidents and we look forward to working with them for many years to come. The President of the organization is Dave Daigneault and he can be reached at (603)290-1988 or via email at email@example.com.
The Upper Valley Hawks will primarily draw from the New London, Sunapee, Claremont, Newport and Grantham communities and they look forward to offering football and cheerleading for the 2015 season.
Please join me in welcoming their program to the New Hampshire Pop Warner family.
New Hampshire Pop Warner Partners with Dick's Sporting Goods
We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Dick's Sporting Goods for the 2014 season and we would like to thank them for their generous sponsorship of the 2nd Annual NHPW Golf Tournament. We strongly encourage you to visit your local Dick's Sporting Goods store for all of your athletic needs.
In addition to their already-low prices, we also invite you to save more by using the coupons which were provided for members of New Hampshire Pop Warner. Feel free to print off the coupons that are found here and share them with your family and friends! The coupons are good through 1/31/15.
Thanks again to Dick's Sporting Goods on behalf of our entire organization!
New Hampshire Pop Warner is looking to expand for the 2015 season!
The NHPW Board of Directors and Association Presidents are more than happy to meet with enthusiastic groups that are interested in starting a new organization or moving their existing program to New Hampshire Pop Warner.
We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you first hand to discuss the many benefits that our league has to offer your participants and their families.
If you are looking for information on joining our growing league, please contact NHPW President Jason Patch at
or give him a call at (603)315-1035.
The 2014 regular season schedule has been amended slightly and it can be found under the NHPW Football tab listed above. There are a few weeks that currently show as "TBD" and they will be filled in the near future. Once I have this information the schedule will be updated.
Please keep in mind that the schedule is ALWAYS subject to change due to a variety of circumstances. Your program will keep you informed of any changes although they will likely be few and far between.
I appreciate your patience while this was being drafted and I wish all of you the best of luck throughout the season.
New Hampshire Pop Warner is pleased to announce that it has aligned itself with USA Football and it's Heads Up Football initiative. This program is the new standard in player safety and is designed to significantly reduce helmet contact. This is accomplished by teaching players five fundamentals and then using them in a series of drills to emphasize proper tackling technique.
Heads up Football has been fully endorsed by the National Football League and major NCAA conferences such as the Big 10, Big 12 and PAC 10.
All of our member Associations will be required to name a Player Safety Coach for the 2014 season. This person will be attending an on-field training session with a Master Instructor from USA Football. Once they have been certified, they will conduct an organization-wide training for Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Coach Trainees and Team Parents so that the drills can be completed first-hand. The Player Safety Coach is also responsible for monitoring practices and games to ensure that proper tackling technique continues to be enforced throughout the season.
Beginning in 2014, all New Hampshire Pop Warner coaches appearing on a roster will need to complete an on-field training and online test in order to be certified. We are working in collaboration with our programs to ensure that we are providing the safest environment possible for all of our football players.
For more information on Heads Up Football, please take a moment and visit the USA Football website at usafootball.com. There you will find educational videos, endorsements from coaches around the country and success stories from programs that already have the program in place.
Our forums are now open for those that would like to discuss anything related to New Hampshire Pop Warner.
Coaches, Administrators and Fans of NHPW are encouraged to participate in our forums as it provides a great way to network with others throughout the league.
In order to use the forums, you will need to click on "Forums" under the League Info tab and register with your name and email address. Once you do this, a temporary password will be sent to you which allows access. This can be changed once you log in for the first time.
The New England Region hosted its 2nd Annual Scholastics Banquet on Saturday, April 2 at Gillette Stadium, Home of the New England Patriots. Keynote speakers for the event included team President Jonathan Kraft and alumni member Brent Williams who played in the NFL from 1986-1996.
The event was attended by over 2,000 people and New Hampshire's top student-athletes enjoyed a luncheon and a tour of Gillette Stadium and The Hall at Patriot Place.
"Little Scholars" rank in the top 2% of all Pop Warner participants nationwide academically as they must attain a cumulative grade point average of 96% or above for the previous school year.
Azwad Iqbal of the Capital City Vipers was a recipient of a monetary scholarship from the New England Region.
Congratulations to all of our honorees and keep up the great work in the classroom!