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Parents Rethinking Contact Sports

Local youth football organizers in Minnesota say they are experiencing a 20 percent decline in registrations this year, citing increased awareness of the potential of serious injury and parents who are apparently picking other sports for their 3rd and 4th grade children.

Benefits of Contact and Collision Sports Usually Outweigh Risks

The benefits of participation, even in contact and collision sports, far outweigh the risks of concussion for children.  Even after sustaining a concussion, athletes should be encouraged to return to their preferred sports, as long as it is medically safe to do so.

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