More than 2,000 Pop Warner coaches complete coaching courses in inaugural year

Author: ASEP Marketing



Since the launch of the new Pop Warner Little Scholars online coaching education courses in August, more than 2,000 Pop Warner affiliated football and cheer and dance coaches have earned their certificate of course completion. Pop Warner has established a leadership role in youth football and cheer by requiring all head coaches to pass the courses to foster a safe learning environment for its young participants and further the educational mission of Pop Warner.

The training is delivered through the online courses Coaching Youth Football: The Pop Warner Way and Coaching Youth Cheer and Dance: The Pop Warner Way, developed and delivered by Pop Warner Little Scholars in conjunction with leading coaching education provider American Sport Education Program (ASEP). The courses are available through the dedicated website Pop Warner Little Scholars Coaches Education Center found at

“We’re extremely pleased with the program participation in this initial year,” said Jon Butler, Executive Director of Pop Warner Little Scholars. “Our partnership with ASEP provides an unparalleled and comprehensive coaching education experience for our football, cheer, and dance coaches. The Pop Warner mission begins with our coaches, so it is imperative that each coach is educated and trained to the highest standards. Now that the courses and website are up and running, we’re looking forward to even greater participation in the program next year,” said Butler.

“We congratulate Pop Warner Little Scholars on its commitment to coaching education,” said Jim Schmutz, ASEP Executive Director. “We’re delighted to work with Pop Warner in delivering a quality program that helps coaches provide a safe and positive sport experience and places the developmental needs of athletes as the highest priority. We are committed to ongoing efforts with Pop Warner to enhance the courses and provide coaches with the most valuable, up-to-date resources.”