Central Florida is amongst the first youth football leagues to establish specific rules to reduce the number of concussions occurring each season. Historically, football concussions have been thought to only affect leagues at the professional, college, and high school levels. While these leagues certainly pose a bigger threat, as players are larger and faster, youth football leagues must not be overlooked in connection to the onset of concussions.
USA Football, the organization who governs sports nationally, has instituted a new program called Heads Up Tackling in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of concussions, and more importantly, to teach kids at a young age the proper techniques to safely tackle opponents.
Through the Heads Up Tackling program, training programs will teach players specific stances, skill, and knowledge that will set the tone for their future in the sport. Establishing safe, proper tackling technique at a young age will hopefully deter the vast number of concussions present on the professional, college, and high school level.
If you or a loved one has been injured during a football game in Palm Beach County, Gordon & Doner is here to help.