USA Football to study injuries
USA Football will sponsor a full-season research study this year
to examine player health and safety in organized youth tackle
The national governing body for the sport will provide a grant
for the independent study, which will document player health and
estimate the injury rate for youngsters in the game. Results of the
study will be the basis for USA Football’s recommended safety
measures and practices for different age levels, and its rulebook
for youth football leagues in the United States.
There are approximately 3 million American youngsters ages 6
through 14 who play organized football.