I know that I have tried to limit hitting drills within our practices. I tell our players to save it up for the games.
In recent years, the National Football League has taken a strong stand against head-on-head hits in games, significantly ramping up punishments for offenders. Pop Warner has similar rules on the books.
But the new Pop Warner rules show the degree to which concerns about head injuries are permeating the sport. They limit full contact to one-third of practice time and prohibit drills that have players line up face-to-face more than three yards apart.
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