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November 11, 2015

U.S. Soccer Federation Recommends Ban on Headers for Youths 10 and Under

The U.S. Soccer Federation has recommended bans on heading the ball for some young children, and limits on others.

October 29, 2015

Pediatricians Group Offers Suggestions to Improve Youth-Football Safety

The American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations include coaches and officials enforcing current rules, limiting the number of head impacts, and expansion of non-tackling leagues.

July 24, 2015

HBO Segment Puts Youth-Soccer Headers Under the Microscope

A recent episode of HBO's Real Sports featured two former U.S. women's national team stars, Cindy Parlow Cone and Brandi Chastain, speaking about their campaign to remove headers from youth soccer.

July 03, 2015

Oregon Becomes First State to Mandate Coach Enrollment in Heads Up Football

Beginning in 2016, all high school football coaches in Oregon will be required to enroll in USA Football's Heads Up Football program, which aims to make football safer by teaching proper playing techniques.

April 20, 2015

Texas House Advances Bill Mandating EKGs for High School Athletes

The Texas House of Representatives approved a bill last week that would require high school athletes to undergo an electrocardiogram, or an EKG, before participating on a sports team.

April 03, 2015

N.C. Now Requiring Athletic Trainers at All H.S. Football Games, Practices

The North Carolina state board of education adopted a policy Thursday requiring licensed athletic trainers or other trained first responders to attend all high school football practices and games.

March 20, 2015

Seventy Percent of Public High Schools Found to Have Access to Athletic Trainers

Over the past two decades, high school student-athletes' access to athletic trainers has doubled, according to a new study.

February 13, 2015

Two Safety Bills for Youth Sports Recently Introduced in Congress

Over the past few weeks, lawmakers introduced companion bills targeting a wide swath of youth-sports-safety issues.

February 06, 2015

Mother Sues Pop Warner Over Suicide of Former Football-Playing Son

A Wisconsin mother filed a lawsuit against Pop Warner Thursday, accusing the organization of negligence that directly lead to her son's suicide.

December 24, 2014

Study Finds Inconsistencies in States' Sports-Physical Requirements

State-by-state variance in preparticipation physical evaluations for youth athletes suggests a need for nationwide standardization, concludes a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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