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September 19, 2016

NFL Announces $100M Safety Initiative With Youth-Football Component

The National Football League's goal is "to equip parents with the best available information to make decisions about their children's participation in football and other contact sports."

September 12, 2016

Soccer-Related Concussions Increased Drastically Over the Past 25 Years

The annual rate of concussions that sent youth soccer players to the emergency department increased by nearly 1,600 percent from 1990 to 2014, according to a new study.

September 09, 2016

Delaware Expands Youth-Concussion Law to Non-School Leagues

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a law that expands the state's existing youth-concussion legislation to cover sports leagues not affiliated with schools.

September 03, 2016

New Book Aims to Debunk Myths About Youth-Sports Concussions

In their new book, "Back in the Game," Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher and journalist Joanne Gerstner set out to dispel some of the myths regarding youth-sports concussions.

September 02, 2016

Parents File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Pop Warner Over Head Trauma

Two parents allege Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation's largest youth-football organization, misled parents about the safety of its program.

September 01, 2016

Limiting Tackling Drills Leads to Fewer High-Magnitude Head Impacts

Youth football leagues could drastically reduce the amount of high-magnitude head impacts their players endure by limiting the amount of time they spend on tackling drills during practice.

August 02, 2016

Limits on Full-Contact Football Practices Reduce Head Impacts, Study Says

In Michigan, head impacts among football players plunged by nearly 42 percent after restrictions on full-contact practices were put in place.

July 29, 2016

Questions Emerge About Effectiveness of 'Heads Up Football' Program

Were USA Football and the NFL exaggerating the effectiveness of its "Heads Up Football" program's ability to reduce injuries among youth-football players?

July 20, 2016

Majority of Americans Think Tackle Football Is Unsafe Before Age 14

Nearly four-fifths of Americans believe it's inappropriate to introduce tackling into football for children under the age of 14, according to a new poll.

July 13, 2016

Study Finds Concussions Prevalent Among H.S. Water Polo Players

Nearly a third of water polo players who only played the sport in high school reported suffering at least one concussion during practice or a game, according to a study.

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