Statement: Tackling in Youth Football
Council on Sports Medicine
and Fitness. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct 25. pii: peds.2015-3282. [Epub ahead of
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.