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Training and Certification

Football Certifications Required

Mid America

Our commitment to the safety of the our participants in our programs is part of what sets Pop Warner aside as an elite youth program. We strive to provide up-to-date safety and training information into the hands of our cheer and football coaches every year. Our coaches are required to update their certifications at regular intervals.

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USA Football

USA Football has worked with leaders in both medicine and sport across the country to create a full-featured program that any league or school can use to address key safety issues — empowering coaches to implement each component of the program.

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YCADA Coaches Course

YCADA has officially launched the new highly anticipated Y101PW training course called The Coach’s Manual – Everything You Need to Coach Youth Cheer & Dance!


YCADA Competitive Edge Course

Get access to the same training YCADA uses to train our event judges! Maximize points on your score sheet! Learn how to interpret the rules, more about YCADA judges and how to build your routine to score higher! This is not your typical coach training program



CPR and First Aid

Pop Warner rules require that “All practices must be attended by one person holding a Red Cross Community CPR and a First Aid certification OR National Center for Sports Safety PREPARE Certificate of Completion, or equivalent, if not by an EMT or volunteer physician.”



A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.