Pop Warner / American Youth Football League
Although football is a contact sport, the likelihood of a severe injury is unlikely. Coaches are all required to go through safety certifications. Testing football helmets and equipment is mandatory. There are many new rules, pertaining to the prevention of concussions, that all youth football organizations have implemented. The concussion rate in youth football is extremely low. Yes, football is a contact sport, but with the right rules and requirements the chance of injury is low.
Pop Warner Youth Football League
Pop Warner has made some series rule changes to help minimize concussions. Check out Pop Warner’s Safety Page.
The mission of Pop Warner Little Scholars is to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Pop Warner programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.
Check out American Youth Football’s Safety Page.
AYF was established in 1996, it is an international youth football organization. Like Pop Warner, they are focused on the positive development of the children.
To be considered for our Academic All-American honors all scholar athletes must have a 98 percent or higher grade point average while making a mark in their local communities. All of the AAA winners exhibit AYF’s four pillars of achievement – academics, respect, discipline, and performance. To be considered for these scholarship awards these scholars exemplified Academics, Sportsmanship and Community.