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What can be done to reduce the risk of sports related concussion injuries?

There are some new training methods that are being investigated now which have shown great promise in reducing the risk of head injury in the game of football. The training program is called “Heads Up Football.” The data associated with schools that have deployed and implemented this system have shown a drop in the rates of concussions among players who have received the “heads up” training and coaching techniques.

In addition to this type of training, it is also very important that any player who may be at risk for repeated head contact must be wearing properly fitted headgear. And keep in mind that there is no latitude for improperly fitted helmets. Many soccer organizations are now even beginning to promote some form of headgear for soccer players.