NORWICH – Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner football kids compete for Academic All-American status. This process begins at the association level (local) and moves up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions to the national level. For the Norwich Cyclones teams, last season saw five football players and one cheerleader meet the qualification requirements.
Those requirements are quite stringent – the Pop Warner Little Scholar All-American Program requires a minimum 96 percent grade point average to apply for All-American status. This grade point average must be for the entire school year meaning these athletes maintain their grades, even while taking part in their sport five days per week