The U.S. Soccer Federation has recommended bans on heading the ball for some young children, and limits on others.
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November 11, 2015
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.
February 13, 2015
Over the past few weeks, lawmakers introduced companion bills targeting a wide swath of youth-sports-safety issues.
February 06, 2015
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
State-by-state variance in preparticipation physical evaluations for youth athletes suggests a need for nationwide standardization, concludes a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.