Concussion in Sports

There is a growing movement to promote flag football for youth under the age of 14, to protect against long-term effects on the brain.

US Soccer Federation and US Soccer club header rules; research on concussions in soccer from headers and collisions.

 

Other Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an excellent Heads Up youth sports concussion safety and education program.

Developed by the MomsTeam Institute, this program provides evidence-based sports health and safety best practices.

The Headway Foundation has an innovative “New Tough” program, as well as information and support for athletes with concussions.