News

Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

Today, during a World Cup game between Morocco and Iran, Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat suffered a wicked head injury when he collided with an opponent. After he went down, a team trainer tried to revive him by slapping his face—a move decried by athletes and followers online. But despite the frequency of those kinds of… Continue reading Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

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US Soccer Failed To Cut Concussion Risk, Youth Players Say

Law360 (May 29, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT) Female youth soccer players and their parents have filed a proposed class action in Pennsylvania federal court charging the United States Soccer Federation Inc. and U.S. Youth Soccer Association Inc. with negligence in not requiring headgear and allegedly downplaying evidence on the long-term effects of concussions. Lead plaintiff… Continue reading US Soccer Failed To Cut Concussion Risk, Youth Players Say

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Headgear Leads to Concussion Reduction at Fort Worth School

For the first time, researchers at the renowned Virginia Tech Helmet lab tested the performance of protective headgear for soccer players. Researchers found some of the headgear on the market can reduce head injuries by up to 84 percent in some cases. Still, many high school teams don't equip their players with these kinds of… Continue reading Headgear Leads to Concussion Reduction at Fort Worth School

News

8-Year-Old Boy Collapses and Dies After Soccer Practice

Caitlin Keating May 02, 2018 Last Thursday afternoon, 8-year-old Caleb Ray went to school, came home to do his homework, changed into his soccer uniform and headed to his first practice of the season. Just a few hours later, he collapsed and died on the field. Caleb’s mother, Kristy Ray, of Ranger, West Virginia, says… Continue reading 8-Year-Old Boy Collapses and Dies After Soccer Practice

Blog

Thanks for kindling the fire Difusco, let’s work together to get this cause burning

Coach Difusco of the Patriots Youth Travel Football points out today a real shortfall in legislation and studies trying to reduce brain injuries in athletes.  Voldoz of West Cook News focuses mostly on CTE and football, but highlighted Difusco's point that legislation "does not address other organized sports that could cause injuries such as soccer,… Continue reading Thanks for kindling the fire Difusco, let’s work together to get this cause burning

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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

Studies

Concussion Recovery Is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence Suggests

A new study adds to findings that female children and adolescents are more susceptible to head injuries Recovering from a concussion typically takes female athletes more than twice as long as males, according to a new study that tracked hundreds of teenagers active in sports. The finding adds to a growing body of evidence that… Continue reading Concussion Recovery Is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence Suggests

Spotlight

Mercedes DeMumbrum

"I had a concussion in early 2017 and it really set me back. Coming back, I knew I needed protection. I am really glad I found Unequal because the added confidence from wearing it has led to my game being at a higher level than before my concussion!" About Mercedes DeMumbrum Hometown: Phoenix, AZ Birth… Continue reading Mercedes DeMumbrum