Pretty interesting read, if only because of the interviewed sources' different explanations for why this decrease is occurring and their suggested steps to change youth football.
Basically, Pop Warner's chief medical officer blamed parents' fears about their kids getting concussions, but other Pop Warner officials blamed more variable factors like a down economy, and cited a survey saying kids are trending towards only playing 1 sport.
One interesting voice going against the grain:
"But Strickland, who is CEO of the Sports Concussion Institute, said concerns about football and head injuries have outstripped the pace of scientific evidence, creating unwarranted hysteria about the risks of playing football.
"I have felt that the pendulum swung way ahead of the science and what we know," Strickland said."
So, basically, do you think this is a sign of doom for the future of football? Do you think this is insignificant? Do you think football will continue to water down the rules so we will be watching flag football within the next 20 years?