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Pop Warner to limit practice contact

Updated: June 15, 2012, 2:27 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN

In a move that challenges the longtime culture of America's most popular game, Pop Warner will introduce new rules to limit contact drills to one-third of practice time, and ban full-speed, head-on blocking and tackling drills in which players line up more than 3 yards apart.

The rules will go into effect starting with the 2012 season, when Pop Warner will become the first nationwide league at any level of football to restrict the amount of contact players experience.

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