By the time I showed up at the maternity ward with my son’s first football-themed onesie, my wife had already informed me that “there is no way” her son would ever play football. Today, that position has become a trend. Between 2010 and 2012, Pop Warner saw 9.5% drop in participation. And even the league’s chief medical officer admits that the number one cause for the decline is a growing concern about brain injuries: “Unless we deal with these truths, we’re not going to get past the dropping popularity of the sport and people dropping out of the sport.”