Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: Policy Statement: Tackling in Youth Football (Sports Med Res)


Monday, November 2, 2015

Policy Statement: Tackling in Youth Football

Policy Statement: Tackling in Youth Football

Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct 25. pii: peds.2015-3282. [Epub ahead of print]

The American Academy Pediatrics has released a policy statement, which “reviews the literature regarding injuries in football, particularly those to the head and neck, the relationship between tackling and football-related injuries, and the potential effects of limiting or delaying tackling on injury risk.” The document concludes with seven recommendations.


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