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Two states propose bills banning youth tackle football to prevent CTE

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Two bills were proposed in state legislatures this week that would ban tackle football in youth football organizations before the age of 12, citing concerns about the risks for long-term brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The bill proposed in Illinois is named the “Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE” after the former Chicago Bears […]

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Practice Drills Put Young Football Players At High Risk For Concussion

Practice Drills Put Young Football Players At High Risk For Concussion

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Numerous new regulations have been put into place over the last few years to protect young athletes from concussions during competition. However, a large number of these recent rules overlook the place where young athletes are most at risk for brain injury. According to a new study from Virginia Tech’s Center for Injury Biomechanics, young […]

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NFL, USA Football Falsely Claimed They Were Reducing Concussions In Youth Football

NFL, USA Football Falsely Claimed They Were Reducing Concussions In Youth Football

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Last year, the NFL and USA Football – youth football’s governing body – made big claims about their efforts to reduce brain injuries in childhood football leagues. The groups touted their youth initiative called Heads Up Football for decreasing the number of concussions and bodily injuries by significant margins. The only problem is their claims […]

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