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To: rhema

I played high school football in the early 70’s and a good many of our starters had played Pop Warner Youth football. They already knew the fundamentals of the sport and were also acclimated to the hitting. I was too big to play Pop Warner (they have weight restrictions), so it took me a while to catch on, but the inter-team competition made me a better football player and I eventually started.

My sons and daughter all played sports. They learned teamwork and discipline, had fun and made good friends. My youngest did will enough in football to earn a partial scholarship and is playing college football now.


9 posted on 03/23/2009 5:44:43 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com)
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To: rochester_veteran
I played high school football in the early 70’s and a good many of our starters had played Pop Warner Youth football. They already knew the fundamentals of the sport and were also acclimated to the hitting. I was too big to play Pop Warner (they have weight restrictions), so it took me a while to catch on, but the inter-team competition made me a better football player and I eventually started. My sons and daughter all played sports. They learned teamwork and discipline, had fun and made good friends. My youngest did will enough in football to earn a partial scholarship and is playing college football now.

I played high school football and baseball about the same time. My town didn't have Pop Warner football, but we did have American Legion baseball in the summer. A big difference between then and now: less travel, not as many games, and more time devoted to practice and learning fundamentals.

11 posted on 03/23/2009 5:51:05 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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