News and Announcements

2015 Fall Tackle/Flag/Cheer Registration is OPEN

Registration for the 2015 Fall season is open for Flag/Tackle/Cheer TODAY!   Teams will fill up fast and SMPW will be closing teams earlier than in past years and forming waiting lists.   First come first serve.  Many teams will fill up before April even though practice does not start until August.  Don't delay.
1996 Pricing!

  • Flag Football - 5/6 year old - ONLY $25.00!
  • 7/8/9 Tackle Football - ONLY $225.00!
  • 10 and Up Tackle Football - ONLY $325.00!
  • Cheer - All ages - ONLY $25.00!
  • Challenger Football and Cheer - FREE

Prices will go up April 1st!
Sign up before April 1st and save $100!   SMPW continues to be the lowest price youth football in California and offer more than any other program.
Go to the Registration tab and reserve your spot today.
Coaches wanted!  Send email to

SMPW Sends NINE(9) Teams to OEC Playoffs and TWO Teams to Regionals!

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SMPW again had more teams earn playoff bids than any other football organization in California!
Congratulations to:
D1 Midget Eagles
D1 Junior Midget Titans
D1 Pee Wee Mustangs
D1 Junior Pee Wee Mustangs
D2 Junior Midget Titans
D2 Pee Wee Eagles
D2 Junior Pee Wee Titans
D4 Junior Midget Blue Mustangs
D4 Junior Midget White Mustangs
Special Congratulations to the Midget Eagles and Junior Pee Wee Titans who won their respective Orange Bowls and are moving on to Regionals.    Santa Margarita Pop Warner is the only OEC city to have two teams moving on to Regionals.



SMPW Cheer teams did great in competition.
The Junior Midget squad earned FIRST PLACE and is headed to Florda to compete for National Championship!  Because they received one of the highest points scores EVER in OEC competition, they get an automatic bid to Nationals even before Regional Competiton!!!!
The Junior Pee Wee squad also earned FIRST PLACE and is headed to Regional Competiion where they can also earn a trip to Florida.
SMPW also had a third team earn FIRST PLACE award at competion with the 5/6 year old TINY MITES!GOOOOOSMPW GIRLS!

Over 200 signed up for Spring Passing League! Play begins February 8th at Tesoro HS

Participation was overwhelming for the first Pop Warner 7 on 7 Passing league which begins play at Tesoro High School on February 8th.   Over 200 signed up for 13 teams!!!!!!!
Come out and check it out on February 8th at Tesoro!

James P. Strunk Memorial Fund


Santa Margarita Pop Warner lost one of its best this year to a tragic accident.   Jim Strunk was a dedicated father, husband and coach.   He was preparing for another great football season as head coach of the Junior Midget Blue Mustangs.

Every SMPW team will be honoring Coach Strunk this year with a "JS" sticker on their helmets.

Jims son Ethan, who has decided to play on in these difficult times, has asked that all donations go toward providing the opportunity to play for families that may be struggling financially. This was a focus of his dad as well as he helped families each year that did not have the funding to play football and baseball.

If you would like to make a donation to help kids play football and baseball that may not otherwise play,  send a check to:

The James P Strunk Memorial Fund

Farmers & Merchants Bank

24300 Paseo De Valencia

Laguna Hills, CA  92653

SMPW FREE Conditioning/Heads Up Tackle Camp - 7/28 - 7/31 OVER 400 Kids Attend First Night!

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Santa Margarita Pop Warner is offering a FREE camp for four nights leading up to the 2014 season.   Close to 400 kids attended the first night!  Camp will run from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Tesoro High School in Titan Stadium from Monday, 7/28 through Thursday 7/31.  Camp will be led by D1 Tesoro Varsity Head Coach Matt Poston, his staff and SMPW Head Coaches.

Camp is focused on two areas; Conditioning and Safe Tackle Training.

Helmets are required along with SMPW Spirit shorts/T Shirt/Football Cleats.   Bring plenty of water!

Check with your head coach for more details and to sign up for this camp.

You must be PRE REGISTERED WITH YOUR COACH to attend this camp!

ProSport SMPW Weight Training with Mike Axe

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ProSport SMPW weight training for Pee Wee, Junior Midget and Midget players just got better!  (Junior Pee Wee on exception) Mike Axe, strenght trainer for the 2013 California State Champions, St John Bosco High School will lead the SMPW weight training at ProSport!
Many families have been asking, "Where do we go for strength training?".    The answer is ProSport.   There are many camps for speed, agility, football skills, running skills etc.  Very few for youth strength training.
Check out the attached flyer for the program that ProSport put together specifically for SMPW athletes!