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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  • Will concussions sack football?
    Worcester’s Pop Warner Football ... of a player sustaining a concussion while playing any contact sport is estimated to be 19 percent per season. Soccer, hockey and lacrosse have all dealt with concussion issues, but unlike football, each has seen ...
    05/28/2015 - 2:03 am | View Link
  • Youth football tackles concussions
    "The younger brain is more vulnerable to concussion," said Dr. David ... to their baseline level of functioning." In 2012, Pop Warner became the first youth football organization to limit the amount of contact a team could have during practice.
    05/26/2015 - 8:04 am | View Link
  • Youth Football has a Concussion Problem
    Pop Warner ... game of football, having played and received my own concussions, I find myself in a moral dilemma of letting my kids play someday," Wiza said. Safety precautions are being instituted across the nation that limit the amount of contact ...
    05/15/2015 - 8:53 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
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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 ...
    05/27/2015 - 9:09 pm | View Website
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    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 ...
    05/27/2015 - 7:43 pm | View Website
  • Limit Full-Contact Football Practice | Sports Legacy Institute
    Limit Full-Contact Football Practice (2010) Over 50% of brain trauma in football occurs in practice. Therefore, limiting hitting in practice provides the single ...
    05/27/2015 - 2:07 pm | View Website
  • Pop Warner :: Youth Football & Youth Cheerleading
    Pop Warner is please to once again offer a Travel Package Auction for the 2012 Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer & Dance Championships.
    05/27/2015 - 6:43 am | View Website
  • Pop Warner :: Cheer & Dance
    Cheerleading was officially recognized in the 1970's, but has been a part of the Pop Warner program for several decades. The first ever National Cheerleading ...
    05/26/2015 - 9:11 pm | View Website
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