Category Archives: LEARNING ABOUT CONCUSSION DANGERS

SOCCER HEADING BANNED

The United States Soccer Federation instituted polices on Monday that ban heading the ball for players 10 and younger and reduces headers in practices for players ages 11 to 13. The actions were taken in response to a class-action lawsuit filed last year that sought rules changes. Last year, Stefan Fatsis walked through the lengthy […]

POP WARNER YOUTH FOOTBALL SUED

It’s a ‘War Game’: Mom Sues Pop Warner Football Over Son’s Suicide “Calling youth football “an abnormally dangerous/ultrahazardous activity,” a Wisconsin woman sued the Pop Warner organization Thursday over the suicide of her son, which she claimed was due to dementia caused by brain injuries he suffered playing tackle football beginning at age 11. “Debra […]

BASKETBALL SOLD ITS SOUL AND FINESSE TO ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE WAY-TO-PLAY

BASKETBALL SOLD ITS SOUL AND FINESSE TO ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE WAY-TO-PLAY • U.S. Basketball has traded finesse i.e. excellent free throw and field goal percentages, few turnovers, many assists, basketball IQ etc. • for physical basketball i.e. selling the soul and basketball finesse to rough-and-tumble way-to-play i.e. weight lifting, banging, rough-and-tumble, concussions, severe injuries, danger. • possibly […]

SIGNIFICANT RISK FOR PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AFTER HEAD INJURY

Head Injury Is A Significant Risk Factor For Psychiatric Disorders: “The safety of football continues to be a heated topic for players and parents, with mixed evidence regarding the effect of head injuries on mental illness. Past studies on the connection have often been methodologically flawed or yielded ambiguous results. Now a paper in April […]

SOCCER HEADING AND BRAIN INJURY

“It has become clear that impact sports like football and boxing can cause long-term brain damage. Now soccer is coming under scrutiny. As evidence mounts that excessively heading a soccer ball can injure a player’s brain, professional players such as Brandi Chastain, a star of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, are using this year’s […]

RETURN TO PLAY AFTER CONCUSSION

“Young people who suffer a concussion often want to return to school and begin using electronics right away, but resuming everyday life too quickly might delay recovery, researchers said.” “The researchers used a concussion-symptom scale and found that patients who engaged in the most mental activity took about 100 days to completely recover, having no […]

ATHLETE CONCUSSION, DEPRESSION, INJURIES, STATS

“Charlie Pell, a Bear Bryant disciple, and assistant to Bradshaw at UK from 1965-1969 suffered with severe depression. Pell made a public service documentary about his depression for the state of Alabama. His documentary was a very noble achievement and a source of public information. “Many football players and coaches suffer mental and physical illness. […]