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SAFETY

IS OUR #1 PRIORITY

West Austin Pop Warner is proud to announce that we have Certified Athletic Trainers on staff at all games.  Third party medical decisions aid in taking the pressure off an emotional parent or coach in the heat of competition.

MAJOR CHANGE ANNOUNCED

 

Elimination of Kickoffs (TM, MM and JPW):

 

In another major step to make the game safer and better: Pop Warner today announced that it will become the first national football organization to eliminate kickoffs. The ban, which will take effect in the three youngest divisions when the season begins this fall, is aimed at significantly reducing the amount of full-speed, head-on impact in games. Instead of kicking it off, the ball will be placed at the 35-yard line to start each half and after each score in all Tiny Mite (5-to-7-years-old), Mitey Mite (7-9) and Junior Pee Wee (8-10) games.

 

To listen and share Jon Butlers interview on the Dan Patrick show click here.

 

LIMITED CONTACT ANNOUNCED

 

In an effort to make practice safer, Pop Warner has rules limiting the amount of contact allowed in practice as well as restricting the way in which contact is allowed in practice drills.

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