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Pop Warner to adopt USA Football's American Development Model to give athletes, families choices

Pop Warner, which is made up of more than 200,000 youth football players, will implement USA Football’s American Development Model (ADM) in its leagues across the country starting this year.
The model provides athletes and families with several entry points and options, giving them the choice of which version of the sport is safest for them.
“This is exciting news for the millions of families and kids who comprise the youth football community,” USA Football CEO Scott Hallenback said. “I commend Pop Warner for its forward thinking to advance USA Football’s American Development Model across its programs. Football and the young athletes who play it will benefit from this decision for years to come

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Junior high coach accused of sexually exploiting 13-year-old girl

A rural Iowa assistant junior high football and track coach was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee.
Evan Michael Genter, 28, is accused of kissing and touching the clothed inner thigh, butt and breast area of a 13-year-old girl in the Glidden-Ralston School District, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint alleges his conduct showed “a pattern or practice or scheme” to sexually exploit the young teen, a felony charge.
Genter was booked in jail and released on a $5,000 bond. He next appears in court April 5, according to a bond agreement filed in court

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Recruiting Column: College recruiting pop quiz

USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on the recruiting process. This isn’t about where just the top five-star athletes are headed but rather a guide to the process and the pitfalls for student-athletes nationwide from Fred Bastie, the owner and founder of Playced.com. Playced.com is an industry leader in college recruiting