• Team declarations in July
  • Practice begins August 1
  • Games begins August 25


The South Johnston program is a youth football and cheerleading organization affiliated with the National Pop Warner Little Scholars program. We encourage physical fitness, sportsmanship and academics, while providing a team-oriented, recreational outlet for boys and girls.

South Johnston Pop Warner hopes to provide a safe and fun environment for teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading and for preparing our participants for competition.

2017/18 All American Scholastic Recognition

February 5, 2018



South Johnston Pop Warner is a member of the Mid South Region within Pop Warner Little Scholars.  The Mid South Region has announced the 2017-2018 scholars.

We conquer with the comments from the region and congratulate the scholars on their hard work and accomplishments.  You are commended on how hard you have worked and the dedication that you have shown to your studies and your team.


Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play.

We believe that the standards we have set give these children a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for academics and athletics that will help them develop later on in life.

Like such organizations as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), PWLS has academic guidelines and criteria that need to be met in order for a child to participate.

Mid-South All American 2018 1st Team Scholar







South Johnston

Consolidated Football Federation


Mid-South All American 2018 2nd Team Scholar







South Johnston

Consolidated Football Federation



South Johnston

Consolidated Football Federation



South Johnston

Consolidated Football Federation



South Johnston

Consolidated Football Federation



Mid-South All American 2018 - Honorable Mention Scholar

South Johnston
Consolidated Football Federation


2017 Cheer Competition

Congratulations to both our Junior Pee Wee and Junior Varsity squads for placing in locals October 22 and qualifying to compete in the Mid-South Regional cheer competition Thanksgiving weekend.


If you would like to make a donation to help with travel expenses for the families over Thanksgiving weekend please contact Santana McKoy (cheer director) @ southjohnstonpopwarnercheer@gmail.com.

Getting word out about 2017 registrations and the great things we do at South Johnston Pop Warner!!!


7/5/2017:  The only squad currently taking LATE registrations is PEE WEE cheer (ages 9 thru 12).  Late registration will close 7/17/2017.  For additional information call 919-333-7748 or email southjohnstonpopwarnercheer@gmail.com.

The 2017 South Johnston Pop Warner season (practice) will officially began August 1st.   

All printable forms needed for registration can be found under HANDOUTS 



June 10

9AM - 11AM

Benson Parks and Rec Building

1204 N Johnson Street

Benson, NC  27504



August 1:  First day of practice

Week of August 14 - 16:  League weigh ins

August 26:  First game



We cannot count your child’s registration in our team formation until we have ALL paperwork.  If you have any questions or having problems getting any of the documents we need you to communicate that with us.  Fees paid are nonrefundable after July 10 except under the following conditions (between July 11 and July 31 refunds will be made, less a $20 administrative fee if all equipment is returned.  Between August 1 and August 8 refunds will be made less a $30 administrative fee if all equipment is returned.  NO refunds after August 8.)  
Registration items must be submitted no later than July 1, 2017 to avoid a late fee.
o   Copy of certified birth certificate
o   Registration form
o   Physical
o   Code of Conduct
o   Registration fee - pay close attention to dates
o   Report Card
o  Official weight recorded by one of our staff members (football only)
We begin practice on August 1st (you will receive more information concerning this if your child is registered).  Your child cannot practice without ALL requirements met.  
Begins August 1st, 2017
Football Advisor - Michelle Benson
Cheer Advisor - Santana McKoy
Asst Cheer Advisor - Jennifer Hale


If you have questions contact Michelle Benson (Commissioner) @ southjohnstonpopwarner@yahoo.com

For Football specifics click "Football"

For Cheerleading specifics click "Cheerleading"

For Registration paperwork specifics click "Registration"

For printable forms click "Handouts"



We recognize that some participants may have to withdraw from South Johnston Pop Warner for various personal reasons.  Fees paid are nonrefundable after July 10 except under the following conditions:  Between July 11 and July 31 refunds will be made, less a $15 administrative fee if all equipment is returned.  Between August 1 and August 8 refunds will be made less a $25 administrative fee if all equipment is returned.  NO refunds after August 8 


We want to make sure we communicate thoroughly with you throughout the season so check emails often, join our Facebook pages (South Johnston Pop Warner & South Johnston Pop Warner Cheer) and join the association text group (we use Remind to send important updates and information). 



Coaches & Trainers

Each football team has a head coach and up to four assistant coaches. In addition, the staff includes an equipment manager and a team parent, for a total of 7 rostered staff. The Commissioner of South Johnston Pop Warner must approve all coach and trainer selections. The head coach must be 21 years of age or older as of August 1. The head coach has responsibility for all assistant coaches, participants and parents.

To be considered for a coaching position, you must:

Complete the South Johnston Pop Warner Coach Application
Sign the South Johnston Pop Warner Code of Ethics
Complete the Pop Warner Little Scholars Volunteer Application
Submit a copy of your driver's license

South Johnston Pop Warner will conduct a criminal background check on all applicants.

The head coaches are selected by the commissioner. The head coaches then select their assistant coaches from the pool of applications approved by the commissioner. Because of the limited number of rostered coaching positions, not everyone who submits a coach application gets to coach.

All rostered staff must pass a criminal background check. All rostered coaches must hold current NYSCA football certification. Certification sessions are provided for those coaches who do not already have NYSCA football certification. Renewals can be done online. Each staff must also have someone with current first aid and CPR certification.


2016 UPDATE:


Challenger Division

The Challenger division is a Pop Warner football and cheer program for youth ages 5 to 18 with physical and/or developmental disabilities who are enrolled in school. The Challenger program provides a safe and structured environment for everyone to participate in the great game of football.

Rules are very similar to the rules for the Pop Warner flag football program.  The Challenger program is non-competitive and no score is kept.  Participants may play with a “buddy” who assists them with the ball and navigating the field.

For more information you can e-mail us at challenger@cff-popwarner.com.

Bulletin Board

Make sure to click on the BULLETIN BOARD for posting for upcoming dates for paperwork, fittings, etc.