Pop Warner partners with Go4Ellis to increase presence of athletic trainers

August 15, 2018 / FootballSports Medicine
Langhorne, PA — Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, and Go4Ellis, an online platform that connects athletic trainers with sports event operators, on Tuesday announced a partnership for the 2018 season. Kicking off with a pilot program in Pennsylvania and Florida, the partnership is designed to increase the percentage of Pop Warner practices and games that have certified athletic trainers on-site to tend to young athletes.

“Because we are so focused on looking for every opportunity to enhance safety, we are extremely excited about this important partnership,” said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars. “Go4Ellis is a leader in player safety and that was very important to us as we looked to work with an organization that shares our mission, values and commitment to athletes.”

Pop Warner has led the way when it comes to instituting player safety measures for young athletes, and partnering with Go4Ellis is another step towards making youth sports safer than ever before. Go4Ellis is the official per diem application of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and committed to ensuring all athletic events are covered by a licensed athletic trainer.

“We’re looking forward to launching the pilot program in partnership with an organization that’s as established and influential as Pop Warner,” said Andrew Hayes, CEO of Go4Ellis. “This is an exciting opportunity for us to contribute to Pop Warner’s mission of increasing player safety and emphasizing competition in a fun, structured environment.”

Learn more about the Pop Warner Little Scholars and Go4Ellis.

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