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June 30, 2020

USA Football Releases Guidelines for Youth Sports Return

USA Football has devised its own phased approach to resuming youth football this season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article in the New York Times. Based on the guidelines given by the CDC, USA Football first advises its youth leagu...


October 15, 2019

Torrey Smith sounds off after coach faces possible suspension, fine for 36-0 win

A Philadelphia youth football coach is facing a possible fine and suspension after his team's 36-0 victory last weekend, and former NFL wideout Torrey Smith is not happy about it. Smith, who is the brother-in-law of the coach, Kyle Williams, weigh...


April 2, 2019

Study finds most parents want age restrictions on tackle football

A new survey found that the majority of parents would support age restrictions on when their children are able to begin playing tackle football. Researchers surveyed 1,025 parents of children ages 5 to 18 years. Here are some of the key findings,...


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March 21, 2019

Virginia Tech releases inaugural ratings for youth football helmets

From Virginia Tech University The majority of people playing football in the U.S. aren’t NFL players or collegiate athletes — they’re youth players, less than 14 years old. But until now, there hasn’t been independent data evaluating the e...


February 28, 2019

Massachusetts bill aims to ban tackling in youth football

Massachusetts lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban tackle football statewide until the eighth grade. The bill was filed last month and has bipartisan support, though its too early to tell if that support is widespread throughout the leg...


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March 2, 2018

Illinois House committee advances tackle football ban

An Illinois House committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban tackle football statewide for children under the age of 12. The bill now heads to the full House, where legislators will debate and vote on the measure. The Mental Health Commi...


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September 28, 2017

USA Football ‘Adopt a League’ initiative helps programs after natural disasters

From USA Football USA Football, in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, today introduced its “Adopt a League” program. The initiative identifies youth and scholastic football programs that have been adversely affected by the three stor...


June 26, 2017

Warren Sapp: Eliminate tackling in youth football leagues

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says changes must be made to improve the long-term health of football players, and that starts by eliminating tackling in all youth leagues. [caption id="attachment_24204" align="alignright" width="271"] NFL Hall of F...