by Joey Crandall
jcrandall@recordcourier.com

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June 18, 2013
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Pop Warner rule changes could lead to less head injuries

Any more, one can’t enter the football forum without encountering conversation about the growing concern of head injuries in the sport. Intense scrutiny at the highest levels of the game has quickly trickled down to the high school and youth levels. This past season, the national Pop Warner football organization established new rules limiting full-speed collisions and contact drills allowed during practice – becoming the first youth sports organization to impose such limits. It complemented an already stringent effort by the Douglas Pop Warner organization to enhance player safety. “Douglas has always been ahead of the curve when it comes …

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