February 2012
Pop Warner May Limit Practice Contact

In the wake of a new study showing that head impacts among second-grade football players are sometimes as severe as those seen at the college level, 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 practices.



February 2012
Foul play on rise in high school sports

A referee's job, contrary to the uniform, is far from black and white. There is more gray in determining what is fair play and what crosses the line.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, which oversees high school athletics in the state, tracks ejections across all sports. Though the number of ejections in several sports, including football and boys basketball, have been climbing, the WIAA is particularly concerned about what is happening in boys soccer.


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