Palomar Conference




Our teams compete in one of the best run and most competitive youth football conferences in the country - Palomar Conference.  Last season, Palomar Conference had more than 200 teams and 5,000 youth participants.

 

 

At the tackle divisions above Mitey Mite, the Palomar Conference teams will play in either a Division 2 (“D2”) or Division 3 (“D3”) bracket of teams from that level, with teams in the D2 bracket generally being better, faster, stronger and more experienced than those in the D3 bracket.  D2 teams are also teams who wish to be on a national playoff track to Walt Disney World in Florida. Teams in either bracket are eligible for local play-offs and Palomar Conference and regional championship games if their records so permit. The D3 bracket is intended to develop football skills while giving more playing opportunity to less experienced players than they might otherwise receive at the D2 level.

 

The most competitive youth football in San Diego will be played at the D2 level in our Palomar Conference.  The "D1" or "D2" label of one league or another in most respects are meaningless.  Palomar Conference in the past has called its best teams D1. Starting in 2010, Palomar Conference will call those teams D2.  But, the change from D1 to D2 doesn't change that the best coaches and players from different Pop Warner programs will still be all together and playing in Palomar Conference.  What the division is called this year doesn’t change the fact that Palomar Conference has a long tradition of excellence and includes other well-established and successful programs from the following areas:  Poway, Penasquitos, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Torrey Pines, Temecula, Murrieta Valley, and Wildomar. There is no higher caliber of football in San Diego County than Palomar Conference Pop Warner.

 

Players will receive a priority number with their paid registration at one of our in-person registrations. Palomar Conference Rules allow all returning players priority over new players as long as they register within 30 days from the first registration date.  In other respects, eligibility to play in a division is first come, first serve.  Returning players MUST attend the first or second registration day to receive priority over new players. A returning player is a player that was on a certified roster the previous year.

 

Players are assigned to rosters based on the Player Evaluations (no players are cut based on Player Evaluations, and the evaluations are to familiarize the coaches with the players prior to the draft) and the Draft Policy (see the Draft Policy tab for further details). Any child who does not make a team roster because there are too many players at a particular division will be notified and placed on a waiting list.  Families placed on a wait list will have the option to remain on the waiting list or receive an immediate refund.