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Youth coaches go on offense against abuse

After Penn State, a push for education, caution

When the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal broke at Pennsylvania State University last November, Al Perillo made a decision: Starting this year, all Pop Warner Football coaches in New England - not just head coaches, but assistants, too - will be required to learn what constitutes proper protocol.

“We want to make sure everyone is aware of the do’s and don’ts,’’ said Perillo, who lives in Everett and serves as Pop Warner’s New England director.

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