Youth football

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, coach John Galligan, left, directs players during a Rookie Tackle youth football game in Islip, N.Y. USA Football is implementing its Football Development Model nationwide, after six youth organizations around the country took part in a pilot program last year. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo, File)
May 04, 2020 - 2:03 am
USA Football is launching an app that can help coaches and parents on all youth levels of the sport. At a key time, too, with so many youngsters across the nation unable to gather for any games or practices — now or for who knows how long? The free app, called Coach Planner by USA Football, was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Deion Sanders speaks on the Thursday Night Football set during halftime in an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins, in Baltimore. The NFL launched a casting call Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century. In a spot launching "The Next 100 Super Bowl Contest," Sanders calls for parents and youth coaches to send in videos showcasing their kids' best moves and highlighting their passion for America's most popular sport. Boys and girls ages 9-12 will get a chance to attend Super Bowl 54 in Miami and to appear in a follow-up commercial to last year's epic star-studded banquet spot that kicked off the league's 100th season. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
November 17, 2019 - 12:34 pm
The NFL is looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century. The league launched a casting call Sunday asking parents and youth coaches of boys and girls ages 9-12 to submit videos of the kids’ best moves on the football field for a chance to attend Super...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Deion Sanders speaks on the Thursday Night Football set during halftime in an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins, in Baltimore. The NFL launched a casting call Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century. In a spot launching "The Next 100 Super Bowl Contest," Sanders calls for parents and youth coaches to send in videos showcasing their kids' best moves and highlighting their passion for America's most popular sport. Boys and girls ages 9-12 will get a chance to attend Super Bowl 54 in Miami and to appear in a follow-up commercial to last year's epic star-studded banquet spot that kicked off the league's 100th season. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
November 17, 2019 - 10:05 am
The NFL is looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century. The league launched a casting call Sunday asking parents and youth coaches of boys and girls ages 9-12 to submit videos of the kids’ best moves on the football field for a chance to attend Super...
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Local football players play catch outside field at Bennett High School. August 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
October 28, 2019 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN) - On Tuesday morning, the New York State Assembly Health Committee is holding a public hearing on proposed legislation to ban organized youth tackle football for children 12 and younger. Michael V. Kaplen, who is a senior partner in New York firm De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Ann McKee, director Boston University's center for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, addresses an audience on the school's campus about the study of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's brain, projected on a screen behind in Boston. According to a new public service announcement, signing a pre-teen child up for tackle football is like teaching him to smoke. The ad from the Concussion Legacy Foundation encourages parents to choose flag football for children younger than 14. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 10, 2019 - 11:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out cigarettes. "Tackle football is like smoking," a youthful...
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A plaque commemorating the site of the first NFL football game stands in Triangle Park, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
July 27, 2019 - 5:37 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — What's regarded as the NFL's first game didn't involve Lions, Bengals or Bears. Instead, the Triangles and Panhandles went at it on an October afternoon in a triangle-shaped park at the confluence of two rivers. "They had a way with nicknames back then," Cincinnati Bengals owner...
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FILE - This is a June 4, 2019, file photo, showing Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry answering questions at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Landry called reports about teammates being upset with quarterback Baker Mayfield for harsh comments toward running back Duke Johnson “a non-issue.” Landry hosted his football camp on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Shaker Heights High School under gorgeous, blue skies. The four-time Pro Bowler said he believes Mayfield and Johnson will be able to work together. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
June 14, 2019 - 1:25 pm
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry doesn't think recent comments made by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield about running back Duke Johnson will impact the team's chemistry. The splashy wide receiver hosted his youth football camp on Friday at Shaker Heights High School. Landry believes...
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FILE - This is a June 4, 2019, file photo, showing Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry answering questions at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Landry called reports about teammates being upset with quarterback Baker Mayfield for harsh comments toward running back Duke Johnson “a non-issue.” Landry hosted his football camp on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Shaker Heights High School under gorgeous, blue skies. The four-time Pro Bowler said he believes Mayfield and Johnson will be able to work together. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
June 14, 2019 - 12:15 pm
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry doesn't think recent comments made by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield about running back Duke Johnson will impact the team's chemistry. The splashy wide receiver hosted his youth football camp on Friday at Shaker Heights High School. Landry believes...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during the NFL football owners meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 22, 2019 - 5:34 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during the NFL football owners meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 22, 2019 - 4:06 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of...
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