The nation's largest youth-football organization announced dramatic steps to limit contact among players amid growing concerns over the long-term impact of concussions, from amateur leagues to the pros.

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  • Pop Warner joins USA Football's Heads Up Football Program
    BEREA, OHIO -- USA Football ... Pop Warner became the first youth sports organization to institute a concussion rule that mandates the return to play decision be made by a qualified medical professional. In 2012, Pop Warner became the first to limit ...
    08/2/2013 - 2:47 am | View Link
  • Pop Warner seeks to stem concussions
    Youth football leagues in Greater Boston will sharply limit head-to-head contact during practices ... In addition, he said, Pop Warner has a strict rule when a player has been diagnosed with a concussion. “Any player who suffers a head or neck injury ...
    06/23/2012 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Rah! Rah! Rah! Pop Warner Football Addresses Concussion Problems
    Jamie Reidy shares news that Pop Warner ... tackle football teams across the nation — issued new rules on Thursday, concerned about the health effects of hard hits on young athletes’ brains. Practice sessions will now limit the amount of contact ...
    06/19/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Less pop in Pop Warner football
    When Mon River Pop ... play football. Pop Warner said it is the “first youth sports organization to limit contact in practice.” “By instituting these new rules and providing our coaches with proper tackling training and education in concussion ...
    06/17/2012 - 5:51 am | View Link
  • Pop Warner issues new rules in hopes of reducing youth football concussions
    The nation's largest youth football ... of Pop Warner concussions could be eliminated. Mark Mueller, who coaches a Pop Warner team of Hoffman Estates middle schoolers, is optimistic about the change. Although his practices already limit contact drills ...
    06/14/2012 - 12:13 am | View Link
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  • Pop Warner :: Youth Football & Youth Cheerleading
    Pop Warner is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs across the country. Pop Warner is the only youth football and ...
    07/4/2015 - 4:25 am | View Website
  • - Vista Pop Warner Football
    Mission Statement: “The mission of Vista Pop Warner is to provide a FUN environment for our participants that fosters excellence in academics, while teaching the ...
    07/4/2015 - 4:11 am | View Website
  • Youth Football Concussion Study Criticizing Limits On ...
    Youth Football Concussion Study Criticizing Limits On Contact Practices As 'Shortsighted' Generates Controversy
    07/4/2015 - 3:35 am | View Website
  • Pop Warner Football Rules Limiting Contact Raise New ...
    Jon Butler, the executive director of Pop Warner, said that research would continue to drive the organization’s rules changes as it tries to limit ...
    07/4/2015 - 1:48 am | View Website
  • Pop Warner youth football participation drops; NFL ...
    Pop Warner youth football saw participation drop 9.5 percent between 2010-12. Officials said several factors played a role, but the organization's chief medical ...
    07/3/2015 - 7:07 pm | View Website
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