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Pop Warner will introduce new rules to limit contact drills to one-third of practice time, and ban full-speed head-on blocking and tackling drills in which players line up more than three yards apart.
In the wake of a new study, the national president of Pop Warner said he will propose a rule that, for the first time, would limit the amount of contact allowed in youth football practices.