Children's Hospital and Parker Pop Warner

Parker Pop Warner is proud to partner with Children's Hospital. At all of our home games, a trainer will be there to ensure the safety of your child. 

Each month they also have new and exciting topics on Health and Children. Fine the information below!


SL: 5 healthier fast-food options
Preview: Bite-sized tips for nutrition on the road.
HL: Healthier Alternatives for Your Road Warriors
Body: A healthy meal is just as important on the road as it is at home. With a little know-how, your team can visit the popular restaurants they love and order meals that include the nutrients they need.

Navigate nutrition on the go à


SL: Diagnosing the dreaded “stinger”
Preview: How to make the call on the field.
HL: How to Diagnose a “Stinger”
Body: A big tough linebacker takes a hit and comes running off the field. He can’t feel his fingers or even raise his arm. If it’s a “stinger,” he’ll be fine in about 10 minutes. But how do you tell?

Diagnose with confidence à

August 2019

SL: Trampolining safely into summer 
Preview: Reduce the risk of injury.
HL: Trusted Trampoline Safety Tactics
Body: They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun! But one thing you’ll want to watch for sure is how the landings are done. Follow these trampoline tidbits to limit hospital visits.

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SL: The pigskin, the gridiron, the cramps
Preview: It’s that time of year.
HL: How to Avoid Football Cramps 
Body: They’re painful, they’re performance-sapping, and some coaches advocate for playing through them ¾ an uncomfortable proposition. Luckily, there’s a better way.
Prevent (or get rid of) cramps à

July 2019


Article 1:  Hot and hydrated
Preview: Avoid summer heat sickness.
HL: Summer Sports Hydration Safety
Body: It can come on quickly, and it can be life-threatening if left unchecked. In these hot summer months, know how to prevent sports dehydration ¾ and how to identify and treat it if it happens ¾ with info from the experts.
Get dehydration tips

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Article 2:  Avoiding the burn 
Preview: Sunscreen tips from a pediatric dermatologist. 
HL: 9 Sunscreen Questions, Answered 
Body: What’s the difference between sunblock and sunscreen? And for that matter, what’s the difference between UVA and UVB? Pediatric dermatologist Dr. Anna Bruckner takes on your top questions on all things sunscreen. 
Get the answers

JUNE 2019


Article 1:  The beast in the bottle 
Preview: Don’t unleash it… 
HL: Do You Really Want to “Unleash the Beast?” 
Body: Energy drinks are heavily marketed to kids, often by the athletes they admire. After all, if they drink it, it must be good for playing sports. Right? Clinical nutrition expert Laura Watne, MS, RD, isn’t so sure. 
Get the lowdown on energy drinks

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Article 2:  The keys to outdoor fun with kids 
Preview: If you don’t have snacks and water, you’re doomed. 
HL: Outdoor Adventures with Kids 
Body: With the right preparation, families can have a grand time in the grandeur of Colorado — even with little kids. Outdoorsman, pediatric sports medicine specialist and (most importantly) father of triplets Aaron Provance, MD, explains how to set your outing up for success. 
Get Dr. Provance’s guide

Photo: Outdoor adventures with kids



May 2019


Article Title: Sports Hydration


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HL: How to Hydrate

Body: Good hydration is key to maximizing your strengths in any game. 


April 2019


Article Title: Sports Nutrition


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HL: Food is the fuel athletes need to perform their best.

Body: Our sports medicine experts can guide you on the best nutrition for a young athlete to stay fueled and focused in the game.

March 2019


Article Title: Sports Sleep


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HL: How Sleep Impacts Athletic Performance

Body: Help your young athlete get a good night's rest and play their best.


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