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.
September 02, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.