Football Safety Facts & Information In Pop Warner Football,
there is “an absence of catastrophic head and neck injuries and disruptive joint injuries found at higher levels.
The injury rate in Pop Warner Football is: less than one-third the injury rate in high school football (AND) less than one-fifth the injury rate in college football (AND) less than one-ninth the injury rate in professional football.
Furthermore, Pop Warner’s age-weight schematic protects younger, lighter players, who do not have higher injury rates.
The Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma in New York completed a Pop Warner injury survey in 71 towns covering over 5,000 players in 1998.
The injury experience of 5,128 boys (8 to 15 years of age, weight 22.5 to 67.5 kg [50 to 150 lb]) participating in youth football revealed an overall rate of significant injury of 5%, with 61% classified as moderate and 38.9% as major injuries.
That’s about 1.33 per team per year.
No catastrophic injuries occurred, and it was rare for a permanent disability to result from any injury.
Injury Prevention & Control
Concussions: A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works.
Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening.
Even so, their effects can be serious.
Heads Up On Concussion
Pop Warner Partners with Center for Disease Control
Learn more about the Center for Disease Control, the national organization that promotes health as well as disease, injury and disability prevention. Visit the CDC website or take the on line Heads Up on Concussion training course for coaches.