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ABOUT RPW FOOTBALL

Rensselaer Pop Warner has been a staple of our community for over 30 years. We offer football for boys and girls from ages 5 – 12. Participating in football is more than just a game. It is an opportunity for your child to learn lifelong skills such as commitment, dedication, responsibility, sportsmanship, and perseverance. These character traits become skills that will help them throughout their school and college sports careers, as well as in everyday life.

Every coach in the Rensselaer Pop Warner program has been background checked, and is certified every year through USA Football. They are also certified yearly by Capital District Pop Warner and sign a Code of Conduct.  Every coach has also gone through the USA Football Head’s Up Concussion Prevention. They are supervised by a Player Safety Coach who receives additional instruction from USA Football on how to keep your child safe while playing football. USA Football and Heads Up Football teach coaches the proper techniques and how to keep your child safe during practice and games.

Our season begins on August 1st. Flag teams typically practice three days a week during the month of August from 6 – 7:30pm. Once school begins, they will drop down to two days a week. Tackle team’s practice four days a week during August from 6 – 8pm, and drop down to three days a week once school begins.

Games begin the weekend after Labor Day. Flag teams will play a six week season, tackle teams play an eight week season. Tackle teams do have the opportunity to advance to post season play. The game schedule is released by Capital District Pop Warner at the end of August and will be relayed to you as soon as we receive it.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Hope to see you August 1st!

Age & Weight Matrix


This year Pop Warner is offering teams with no weight limits!  Typically teams are divided by age and weight, but this year we have a bit more flexibility with creating teams. We have the option of going with the original age and weight matrix, or going with the the new age only matrix.

Please sign your child up for whatever age bracket they fit into on the registration page.  Once the season starts we will be able to determine which team setup best suits our needs.

Can't wait to get the season started!

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