Douglas Difusco, coach of Patriots Youth Travel Football in Naperville, criticized a proposed bill that would ban tackle football for children younger than 12 in Illinois. Difusco told West Cook News that the legislation introduced by state Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) shows a “narrow view” in its attempt to decrease brain injuries commonly associated… Continue reading Proposed ban on tackle football for children is shortsighted
A Boston University study published Thursday detailed the strongest link yet that repetitive hits to the head -- not just those that produce a concussion -- can lead to the debilitating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The new research highlights the risks of younger athletes playing contact sports and could lead to questions about… Continue reading Study links repetitive hits to head, not concussions, to CTE
CHICAGO -- Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. Read the full article & watch the video here. Study published Here. Journal of the American Medical… Continue reading CTE found in nearly 90 percent of brains donated by football players (Video)
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
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than 7-thousand football coaches attended the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) conference this week in Louisville. It's a four day conference at the Louisville International Convention Center dedicated to improving football coaches through education, interaction and networking. WDRB's Sterling Riggs discovered that the conference offers much more than just instruction.… Continue reading Unequal Technologies Shows FOX Affiliate Football Protection that’s Making Waves
Unequal Technologies’ Jim Caldwell on the company and how its products help lower the risk of head injuries in athletes. Watch the video here.
Joe Haden is taking the steps necessary to remain health and concussion-free. After extending his contract this offseason, Haden has signed a multiyear endorsement agreement with Unequal. Read the full article here.