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On November 9, 2015, the US Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer Association, American Youth Soccer Organization, US Club Soccer, and California’s Youth Soccer Associations (collectively referred to hereafter as US Soccer) issued a joint statement1 announcing the soon-to-be-released comprehensive campaign for safety in youth soccer, a sport that has grown dramatically in the past 4 decades. The sweeping initiative comes on the heels of a 2014 lawsuit, eliminating heading soccer balls for youth players younger than 10 years and limiting the practice of heading for children ages 11 to 13 years.1
Yang YT, Baugh CM. US Youth Soccer Concussion PolicyHeading in the Right Direction. JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(5):413-414. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0338