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
  • Pop Warner issues new rules in hopes of reducing youth football concussions
    Although his practices already limit contact ... in taking concussion precautions. He and his mother acknowledge the risks that come with football, but neither is concerned enough to leave the sport. DelGiudice's 8-year-old son now plays Pop Warner football.
    06/14/2012 - 12:29 am | View Link
  • Pop Warner Weighing Research and Risks in Concussion Prevention Efforts
    The unremarkable football career of Dr. Julian ... On Wednesday, in an attempt to limit head injuries to young players, Pop Warner issued new rules that put restrictions on the amount of contact players can have in practice. Jon Butler, the executive ...
    06/13/2012 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    11/26/2015 - 11:10 am | View Website
  • Head Injuries in Football
    Head Injuries in Football Navigator. A list of resources from around the Web about head injuries in football as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.
    11/26/2015 - 8:26 am | View Website
  • Football | Lehigh Acres Raiders
    Pop Warner football has been around since the inception of the league in 1929 by founder Joseph J. Tomlin as a four-team conference in Northeast Philadelphia.
    11/26/2015 - 12:40 am | View Website
  • Youth Football Concussion Study Criticizing Limits On ...
    Youth Football Concussion Study Criticizing Limits On Contact Practices As 'Shortsighted' Generates Controversy
    11/25/2015 - 1:35 pm | View Website
  • East Georgia Youth Football League
    Posted Aug 2, 2013. Pop Warner Partners with NFL to Endorse USA Football's "Heads Up Football" Program. Roger Goodell and Jon Butler: The Way Forward to a Better ...
    11/25/2015 - 10:07 am | View Website
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