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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.

Coach Parker
Fort Worth TX / Dallas / DFW Texas




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Youth Football Practice Plans eBook

The 2011 tackle youth football season is about to start in Keller.  We are two weeks away from our try out grass drills and just under a month before our first practice.  I am ready for some football.

After looking through the visitor stats this week, I saw many people reading the article on First Day Practice Plan.  Since so many of you are interested in youth football practice plans, I made a collection of my practice plans from 2008 into a pdf eBook.  The practice plans are a little rough and some dates are missing, but the core details are there for you to review. What do expect for Free?

Download my free practice plan eBook here
Coach Parker’s  2008 Youth Football Practice Plans

Let me know if you have any questions or comments on the practice plans.  I hope they assist you in coaching your youth football teams.

Coach Parker, Keller TX

Play for Fun and Winning is Funner


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