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August 18, 2016

Football Players at Greatest Risk of Heat Illness Within First Days of Practice

Football players are at the greatest risk of suffering an exertional heat illness within the first 14 days of preseason practices, according to a new study, underscoring the importance of heat-acclimatization programs.

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.

June 09, 2016

Florida Adopts Limit on Full-Contact High School Football Practices

Beginning this fall, high school football players in Florida will be limited to no more than 80 minutes of live contact in practices per week during the regular season.

April 05, 2016

NFL Players Weigh In on Whether They'll Let Their Children Play Football

A number of NFL players spoke during the annual NFL Players Association meeting last month regarding how they feel about their own children playing football.

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.

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