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In a continuing effort to ensure that CPW players have access to the most current technology and equipment, we will continue to offer the reduced cost of tackle football registration and will require participants to purchase their own helmets, pants and shoulder pads.  Helmets that were certified prior to 2023 need to be reconditioned before practice begins August 1st.  Please contact the CPW equipment manager ASAP, as we will only have one group reconditioning order. The equipment you purchase will be yours to keep and can be used for future seasons.



2024 Registration Information


CPW will provide online registration and online payment processing.  If you have questions about this system, please click here for more information. 

After registering online, what do I need to bring with me to the in person registration?

  • both the player and a parent or guardian must be present

  • (returning players) helmet and shoulder pads for verification

  • original and copy of state birth certificate 

  • registration forms (registration checklistcontract and medical form)

  • Following registration, you can order your equipment here.

Carlsbad Pop Warner maintains a strict no refund policy to ensure fairness and consistency in reserving open player slots. 

If you wish to apply for a scholarship (financial aid), please fill out the
Scholarship Application.  Applications are due April 1st.  

If you have more questions, visit our FAQ (frequently asked questions) page.

2024 Age-Based Divisions (no weight restrictions)

  • A child's age on July 31, 2024 is her/his age for the season. 

 Teams will be created across all age divisions:   9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U

The divisions are subject to change based on WCC Pop Warner’s final determination based on numbers across all organizations.



Included with Registration Fee:

  • Game Jersey

  • Practice Jersey 

NOT Included with Registration Fee:

  • Helmet with face mask & chinstrap

  • Shoulder Pads

  • Game Pants

  • Compression 7 pad Girdle (built in to some pants)

  • Mouthpiece

  • Socks

  • Cleats

Helmet and shoulder pads

A Riddell rep will be at the in person registrations to fit your player for his helmet and shoulder pads. You will be able to purchase your chosen equipment during the in-person registration at the special CPW rates listed below. There are no make up days for in-person registration, so be sure to attend to take advantage of the reduced CPW pricing and fitting by a Riddell rep. 

Riddell Helmets: TBD
(last year's rates: $125-$400 plus tax)

Riddell Shoulder Pads: TBD
(last year's rates: $50-$75 plus tax)

Order your equipment here.

If equipment purchase is a financial burden for your family, CPW has a limited supply of loaner equipment available for our players.  Reach out to our equipment manager to inquire. 

If your player already has their own helmet:
  • Purchased or Reconditioned in 2023 or 2022: Good for 2024 season

  • Purchased or Reconditioned prior to 2023: Helmet requires recertification


Reconditioning Helmets:

If you bring your helmet to CPW In-Person Registration, CPW will send a bulk shipment to Riddell for reconditioning, painting, and face mask replacement. The reconditioning fee is $50 per helmet with the one-time bulk pricing if done at registration.  If any replacement parts are needed, there will be an additional charge.  If you have any questions, please ask the Riddell Rep at helmet drop off.  Please note: Riddell may not recondition helmets manufactured by other companies (Schutt, Xenith, Light, VICIS). 


If you do not drop off your privately owned helmet at the registration, you will be responsible for contacting Riddell Customer Service to have the helmet reconditioned, painted, etc. at a cost estimate of $150.

Call 1-888-681-1717 option #2 for details.


 Helmet Design


Purple metallic

White "C" logo

Same as CHS


Practices will be 5 days per week starting the 1st of August.  Once games start towards the end of August/early September, practices will be 3 days per week with games on Saturdays. 



If you are new to Pop Warner, you will come to recognize that we are completely run by volunteers. Volunteer effort from every family is expected and necessary to make CPW a successful program.  Please understand that minimum requirements will be asked of you as a parent with Pop Warner, which sets this sport apart from other sports like baseball or basketball. Every player and family matters.  If you have any specific talents or desires, please offer them up to your team or the league.  You are needed and are a very important aspect of this organization!

If you have a complaint or things are not being done as you feel they should be, please recognize that we are all volunteers, and just like you are trying to do our best for our kids.  You may have something the league needs, so don’t hesitate to offer up your services. Never forget: This is a volunteer organization, and you will get out of the program what you are willing to put into it.



If you have questions or concerns throughout the season, please contact your

Player's Rep

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