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.
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July 29, 2016
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
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
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.