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. 2015 Nov;136(5):e1419-30.
doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-3282.

Tackling in Youth Football

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Tackling in Youth Football

COUNCIL ON SPORTS MEDICINE AND FITNESS. Pediatrics. .
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Abstract

American football remains one of the most popular sports for young athletes. The injuries sustained during football, especially those to the head and neck, have been a topic of intense interest recently in both the public media and medical literature. The recognition of these injuries and the potential for long-term sequelae have led some physicians to call for a reduction in the number of contact practices, a postponement of tackling until a certain age, and even a ban on high school football. This statement reviews the literature regarding injuries in football, particularly those of the head and neck, the relationship between tackling and football-related injuries, and the potential effects of limiting or delaying tackling on injury risk.

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