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September 28, 2017

USA Football ‘Adopt a League’ initiative helps programs after natural disasters

From USA Football USA Football, in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, today introduced its “Adopt a League” program. The initiative identifies youth and scholastic football programs that have been adversely affected by the three stor...

June 26, 2017

Warren Sapp: Eliminate tackling in youth football leagues

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says changes must be made to improve the long-term health of football players, and that starts by eliminating tackling in all youth leagues. [caption id="attachment_24204" align="alignright" width="271"] NFL Hall of F...

June 8, 2017

USA Football introduces Rookie Tackle pilot program

From USA Football Rookie Tackle, a bridge game between flag football and 11-player tackle, is designed to introduce young athletes to tackle football. In alignment with the U.S. Olympic Committee’s American Development Model (ADM), USA Football ...

July 13, 2016

Concussion worries force Pa. town to end youth tackle football

Concerns over concussions have forced a Pennsylvania community to drop tackle football for its youth programs. The Windber Youth Football League (Windber, Pennsylvania) switched from flag to tackle football six seasons ago, but concussion worries ...

May 26, 2016

NFL QB persuades hometown to drop youth tackle football

NFL quarterback Shaun Hill has convinced his hometown to drop tackle football within its youth program, an effort to shield kids from serious head injuries. [caption id="attachment_15965" align="alignright" width="260"] NFL quarterback Shaun Hill,...

October 14, 2015

Pa. youth football league cancels season over continued threats

A Pennsylvania youth football league has cancelled the remainder of its season after continued threats made against coaches and referees. [caption id="attachment_14305" align="alignright" width="232"] Photo via Facebook, Mount Pleasant Area Junior...