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My daughter’s head should be protected during a soccer game!

My teen daughter has been playing soccer since she was 4 years old, and she has loved every minute of it. All to often, you hear the statistics about concussions and what can be done should an athlete experiences one. It’s a scary reality, but protection is key. Soccer is one of those sports that… Continue reading My daughter’s head should be protected during a soccer game!

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Protect Your Thinker

You probably know that only around 30% of concussions in soccer come from heading the ball and 70% or so are from accidental collisions with other heads, elbows, knees, the ground, goal posts and the like. But even if you just look at heading the ball, protection is paramount… especially among younger players. The following… Continue reading Protect Your Thinker

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Unequal Challenges Parents to Consider Soccer Head Protection—Soccer is the #1 sport for causing concussions among female youth athletes

According to a recent study, it is girls soccer – not football – that carries with it the highest rate of concussions for high school athletes. One team in the Chicago area is taking measures to prevent head injuries, and doing it with a headband. As Chicago’s WGN-TV reports, Glenbard East (Lombard, Ill.) girls soccer… Continue reading Unequal Challenges Parents to Consider Soccer Head Protection—Soccer is the #1 sport for causing concussions among female youth athletes

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Heads Up! Unequal Reduces Risk in Contact Sports

For many years, the prevalence and dangers of concussions have taken center stage in sports-related dialogue. The epidemic exists across a range of athletics and affects players of all ages, yet, even with increased awareness, little has been done to effectively reduce its occurrence. In fact, a new study published by FAIR Health unveiled a… Continue reading Heads Up! Unequal Reduces Risk in Contact Sports