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Kids Fleeing Pop Warner Football Little Giants On The Defense

November 30, 2013

Kids are  fleeing football in light of NFL violence, Pop Warner participation plummeting. USA Football, an umbrella organization  partially funded by the NFL,  estimated the number of children ages 6 to 14 playing tackle football  decreased from 3 million in 2010 to 2.8 million in 2011. The National  Sporting Goods Association reported that tackle football numbers dropped 11 percent since 2011. As mild traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy have become  household phrases, participation in the country’s most popular sport has  slumped. And participation in the country’s largest youth football organization, Pop  Warner, declined 9.5 percent from 2010 to 2012, as first reported by ESPN’s “Outside  the Lines.” A survey released earlier this month by the Robert Morris University Polling  Institute showed 40.5 percent of respondents supported a ban on children playing  tackle football before high school.
Little Giants on the defense
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