Why Bear Bryant might not have liked Pop Warners new concussion rules – CSMonitor.com

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.

via Why Bear Bryant might not have liked Pop Warners new concussion rules – CSMonitor.com.

What do you think about hitting drills in practice?  Add a comment to this post.

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Coach Parker
Fort Worth TX / Dallas / DFW Texas

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One response to “Why Bear Bryant might not have liked Pop Warners new concussion rules – CSMonitor.com

  1. If you don’t practice on how to properly hit in a controlled environment, you will see more injuries ( and poor play) when it comes to the actual games. I emphasize more hitting early on in practices and tailor it down as the season goes on. However i usually need a “refresher” practice along the way

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