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Football: Injury Preventive Tackling Safety Education and Training

According to the Concussion Institute, tackle football players suffered more than 3,800,000 brain injuries in 2007. 

I therefore have three important questions for parents of youth & high school football players

  1. Do you know the main reasons there continues to be so many brain injuries in tackle football each year?

Football: Hard Hitting and Popular

Football: Pronunciation: \fut-ˌbol\
any of several games played between two teams on a usu. rectangular field having goalposts or goals at each end and whose object is to get the ball over a goal line, into a goal, or between goalposts by running, passing, or kicking

Youth Football Safety: Proper Equipment A Key to Preventing Injuries

Each year, more than 448,000 football-related injuries to youths under age 15 are treated in hospitals, doctors' offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital emergency rooms.

Football Leads in Concussions, Catastrophic Injuries

Football is still responsible for the majority of concussions at the
high school level and the highest concussion rate.

Thanksgiving Football Memories

With the high school football season coming to end around the country with the tradition games on Thanskgiving morning, the team sports careers of thousands of athletes will be coming to an end.  For one father in Massachusetts, watching his son's football team battle its arch-rival from a neighboring town this year will be particularly bittersweet: his son, though a senior, won't be on the field but will, like him, be watching from the stands.



High School Football Rule Changes Emphasize Helmet-To-Helmet Ban

In its continuing emphasis on illegal helmet contact in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee reorganized and clarified several rules with the intention of further reducing the risk of injury in the sport.

Dangers of Steroids

According to a 1999 National Institute of Drug Abuse survey, steroid use among students is now at its highest point in a decade, with an estimated 479,000 students nationwide, or 2.9 percent, having used the drug by their senior year of high school.

Reducing Heat Illness Risk in Youth Football

Youth football coaches should adopt practice modifications and employ a strategy to acclimatize players to perform in the heat, along with a fluid replacement strategy in anticipation of young players who begin practice already dehydrated, according to new recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the world leader in the scientific and medical aspects of sports and exercise. The guidelines are outcomes from a recent expert panel convened for an ACSM scientific roundtable on youth football and heat stress.

How To Buy Football Shoes

Whatever your child's position is on the football field, there's a football cleat for them. Football cleats are made both for the position the play and the type of field where you play. Keep these two important factors in mind when you purchase your football footwear.

Preventing MRSA Spread in Football: Good Personal Hygiene in Locker Room, School, Home Helps

The best way to prevent the spread of staph infections such as the antibiotic-resistant skin infection or "super bug" known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus ("MRSA") is to maintain good personal hygiene in football locker room, schools and at home.

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