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Whiskey Bent April 10, 2014 at 10:09 PM
rob h, yes but my point is at this age they are not moving as fast as older kids and seriousRead Moreinjurie s are very rare. Soccer on the other hand, again at this age, causes more trauma to the head. Green, my point is concussions are extremely unlikely. I highly recommend football for kids.
rob April 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Whiskey, I have coached soccer (AYSO, Club and high school varsity) for 29 years and have doneRead Moremedic al on sidelines for football, again from under 15 to varsity. Many more concussions (mild plus) with football. Unlikely? Still happens
RL April 10, 2014 at 10:46 PM
Datalys Center concludes two-year youth football player safety study commissioned by USARead MoreFootball We d, 02/19/2014 - 12:20pm USA Football has released findings from a two-year study to advance player health and safety in organized youth tackle football. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, commissioned its Youth Football Player Safety Surveillance Study in February 2012 with Indianapolis-based Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention. The independent scientific study monitored leagues in six states and is believed to be the first of its scope in youth football’s 80-plus year history. The study, which encompassed more than 4,000 players ages 5-14, documented player health and any sustained injuries during the course of the 2012 and 2013 seasons. USA Football anticipates commissioning ongoing research in future years for safer play and playing standards. Study findings include: Nearly 90 percent of youth players did not sustain an injury that resulted in missing a game or practice. Of the 22.4 percent of players who reported an injury, 70 percent returned to play the same day. Of the 11.9 percent of players who missed a game or practice because of injury, 60 percent returned to play within seven days. Bruises were the most common injuries (34 percent), followed by ligament sprains (16 percent). 4.3 percent of players in the study sustained a concussion. Players were more likely to sustain an injury during games than in practices. No catastrophic head, neck or heat-related injuries were reported among the more than 4,000 players during the study’s two-year span. Datalys found that leagues and individual teams within leagues were the strongest predictors of injury after controlling for factors such as age, player size, plays per game and playing standards. Researchers conclude that coach education could address changeable behaviors within teams and positively influence player safety. “Based on this data, it is clear that coach behavior impacts player safety,” Datalys Center President and Injury Epidemiologist DR. THOMAS DOMPIER said. “It is the position of the Datalys Center that coach and player education that includes proper tackling, limited contact drills and injury recognition, including concussion, should be mandatory in football and possibly other sports.” More than 25 percent of U.S. youth football organizations registered for USA Football’s Heads Up FootballSM program in 2013. Endorsed by experts in medicine, child advocacy and sport, Heads Up Football establishes standards rooted in education. The program encompasses USA Football’s nationally accredited coach certification course, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response, heat and hydration protocols, equipment fitting instruction and fundamentally sound tackling techniques. More at smpopwarner.com
Gus Gunderson April 10, 2014 at 01:30 PM
I look forward to the day that Allevato and others apologize also for their deeds
desertpatriot April 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Donna Fleming April 11, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Gus....Allevato is not going to apologize. He is not that kind of guy. He likes the power andRead Morecontro l.
Libi Uremovic March 30, 2014 at 09:37 PM
it should be obvious to everyone by now that it doesn't matter sitting in the seat - that person is Read Morejust a puppet... the control is behind the curtain pulling the strings... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- but that's why i decided to stand up - i realized that the corrupt will never stop on their own and the average citizen has no idea how to control their government.... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- but there is a simple solution - follow the money and throw them in prison... pillaging the taxpayer has become a culture....but when enough of our elected and appointed officials are indicted - the rest of them will stop pillaging and start doing their job...
Shripathi Kamath March 30, 2014 at 09:49 PM
I think you do an excellent job, Libi. I have been reading your blog since that City of BeaumontRead Morefa lsification of employee perks/benefits post( last year? I think it was you) which is when I first knew of you. For me, I see the battle on the fiscal front as lost since there is a lot of collusion between the two parties. So I concentrate on the social issues (and civil liberties). I do think that there are a few victories to be won (in my lifetime) against religion based atrocities, bigotry, and general discrimination against gays and other minorities. I am resigned to a bloody revolution some 50-80 years from now that'll line up the corrupt against the wall. If I can contribute in a small way in keeping that revolution to not be one run by the American Taliban, I'd be happy. Posthumously.
Libi Uremovic March 30, 2014 at 10:06 PM
take a look at my website at the corruption i've uncovered - i've gone into different townsRead Moreand school districts all over cali and it's different versions of the same thing - corruption ....it's a state - wide issue....http://www.libionline.net/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...in the state of cali all taxpayer money is accountable - and with the invention of the computer it's easy to count........what i do is simply do a records request for the general ledger, bank statements, and employee roster and compare them to the agency's budget and financial reports... ..and all hell breaks loose ..... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- a big problem is for regulatory and prosecution agencies is having the manpower to investigate - especially when it's a small town or agency .... i have freak auditing skills ...i don't take 'samples' - i count ALL of the money and send the reports to every agency that has jurisdiction ... we pay about 25% - 30% more taxes than are needed to provide quality services ...not only are local agencies wasting 25-30% but they are accumulating massive debt on top of that... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40 years ago they had a chance at getting away with corruption, but in the 21st century it's suicidal to misuse government money because it's all electronically monitored ... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- we've got an aggressive state controller and attorney general ..... they've been right behind me and have done their job... we just have to get the corruption out of our government and we can live comfortable lives........
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