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.
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June 09, 2016
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
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
The U.S. Soccer Federation has recommended bans on heading the ball for some young children, and limits on others.
October 29, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
Over the past two decades, high school student-athletes' access to athletic trainers has doubled, according to a new study.