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Pop Warner football has eliminated kickoffs for kids ages 5-10

Pop Warner has eliminated the kickoff for three groups of kids

Pop Warner has eliminated the kickoff for three groups of kids

On Thursday Pop Warner an organization which serves over 225,000 youth players ages 5 to 15 announced that there will no longer be kickoffs in its three youngest levels, the Tiny Mite (ages 5-7), Mitey Mite (7-9) and Junior Pee Wee (8-10) divisions.

Instead, the ball will be placed at the 35-yard line at the start of each half, and following scoring drives. And if you’re wondering, there is little doubt as to why the change is being made: To keep players safe.

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