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New safety guidelines limit contact in Pop Warner football

Saratoga Pop Warner League youngsters listen to instructions during football practice Monday at East Side Recreation Field in Saratoga Springs.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Saratoga Pop Warner League youngsters listen to instructions during football practice Monday at East Side Recreation Field in Saratoga Springs.
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The action at Pop Warner football practices is lower-impact this season. In an attempt to prevent concussions, the national youth sport organization announced rule changes in June that limit contact during practices. As teams begin to take to the field, response to the less-aggressive practice approach has been positive. Pop Warner’s new rules ban full-speed, head-on blocking or tackling drills involving players more than three yards apart. They also limit contact drills to 40 minutes ...


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