Pop Warner is making a change to avoid head injuries. The oldest youth football organization in America is now banning the three-point stance for the 2019 season.
Players will no longer be allowed to put a hand down on the field before snapping the ball. In this stance, players are more likely to lead with their heads because of a lower body position. Intead, they will start plays in a squat or upright position.
This ban covers the three youngest divisions: Tiny Mite, Mitey Mite, and Junior Pee Wee. The organization plans to eventually eliminate the stance for all divisions.