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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.

September 02, 2015

'Concussion' Director Weighs In on Whether Youths Should Play Football

The film's writer and director, Peter Landesman, spoke with The MMQB's Peter King about whether he believes children should be allowed to play football.

August 18, 2015

Michigan H.S. Athletic Association Debuts Pilot Concussion-Testing Program

Student-athletes at 70 Michigan high schools will be subject this fall to a pilot initiative that aims to help diagnose concussions via the use of two sideline-testing programs.

August 17, 2015

Early Exposure to Tackle Football May Increase Risk of Brain Trauma Later

Former National Football League players who began to play tackle football before the age of 12 appeared to have an increased risk of later-life brain trauma.

August 10, 2015

Researchers Call for NCAA to Limit Full-Contact Football Practices

Collegiate football players are being placed at unnecessary risk because the National Collegiate Athletic Association has yet to establish limits on full-contact practices, suggests a new study.

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 16, 2015

Tweaks to Practice Rules for H.S. Football Look to Reduce Concussions in Ohio

The Ohio High School Athletic Association adopted policy changes Monday that limit the amount of full-contact practice allowed for football players in an attempt to reduce the risk of concussions.

July 13, 2015

Player-to-Player Contact Found to Cause Most Concussions in H.S. Soccer

Banning headers in high school soccer may not be the most effective way to limit concussions among players, suggests a new study, as athlete-to-athlete contact was at fault far more often.

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.

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