Youth Football

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, Richards running back Romeo Johnson (9) is tackled by Batavia center Michael Mofatt, top, and center Forrest Gilbertson, bottom, during the first half of the IHSA Class 6A championship high school football game in DeKalb, Ill. Nearly half of parents say they’re not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. A majority, however, say they haven’t prevented their child from playing the game they love. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven’t decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of […]


New youth football helmets.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Full-contact youth football practices restricted

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already […]


Less than great football

By Bret Lewis, KFWB Sports Anchor Now I told you last week about the eight head coaches and assistant coaches in Florida that were betting on their own Youth Football League games — for kids […]


A bad bet

Nine head football coaches or assistant coaches in Florida have been charged with felony bookmaking for gambling on their own games in a youth football league involving boys ages five to 15. Forget those whacky […]



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