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NFL-Backed Youth Program Says It Reduced Concussions. The Data Disagrees.

As increasing numbers of parents keep their children from playing tackle football for safety reasons, the National Football League and other groups have sought to reassure them that continuing reforms are making the game less dangerous.
Young D.C. Pop Warner League football players run plays during practice after a visit from former NFL player Cato June, who s
Young D.C. Pop Warner League football players run plays during practice after a visit from former NFL player Cato June, who spoke with them about sportsmanship and proper tackling techniques at Simon Elementary School on September 17, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The visit by the former NFL player and Anacostia coach was part of an initiative with Heads Up Football to teach kids safety and proper tackling techniques at an early age.

As increasing numbers of parents keep their children from playing tackle football for safety reasons, the National Football League and other groups have sought to reassure them that continuing reforms are making the game less dangerous.

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