The Pop Warner Super Bowl that took place at Disney's Wide World of Sports in December of 2009 was the culmination of a hectic and successful season for the oldest and largest youth football organization in the United States. The event contained many exciting and memorable moments for kids, sports enthusiasts and parents. It may well have contained the top five Pop Warner games ever played, although there may be generations of devoted parents willing to debate that. One hallmark of this established and respected organization is a dedication to team spirit and a commitment to excellence. You can see it on the field in every game.
Championship games are only the last step in a long process. Players start their season openers at the end of August or the beginning of September, and each team plays seven to nine games in the regular season. Junior Peewee, Peewee, Junior Midget, Midget, Junior Bantam and Bantam divisions can qualify for youth sports playoff games, and the regional champions are invited to Disney's Wide World of Sports™ Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the annual Pop Warner Super Bowl competition.
We think these standout games from the 2009 championship deserve a big mention, but if you have your own favorites, we won't fault you for it. From youth coaching at its best to leadership in action, Pop Warner is doing something right. The Pop Warner organization stresses the importance of academic achievement, discipline and teamwork over the elevation of any single player to "star" status. As we review these and other exciting games from the 2009 Pop Warner football season, it's clear that they have a winning formula.