In youth soccer, headers come with a caution

June 27, 2019

In youth soccer, headers come with a caution

Most youth soccer leagues will not introduce purposeful heading to kids until they are at least 11, but there isn't a standardized way to teach the technique. Dr. Sara Chrisman, a pediatrician with The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, explains the research and why good technique in the air is important to preventing concussions.

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