Sports Legacy Institute calls for limiting head blows

The CNN “The Chart” blog reported that due to “concern … that sub-concussive damage – the menacing smaller blows that add up during practices and games –” could harm adolescent brains, “the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) Friday called for the adoption of a ‘Hit Count’ – similar to the ‘Pitch Count’ system used in baseball – for youth athletes participating in contact sports.”

“To begin with, SLI is proposing that players under 18 years-old amass no more than 1,000 hits exceeding 10g’s to the head during a season – and no more than 2,000 during a year.”

I think this is an excellent place to start.

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2 Responses to Sports Legacy Institute calls for limiting head blows

  1. phil says:

    Hmmm, none of the SLI folks ever participated in football, soccer, or rugby, apparently. Just who will keep the count and how will the know what 10 g’s looks like??????

  2. Phil, you don’t know Soccer moms. If this is proven to be helpful and goes mainstream, the moms will implement it, for sure!

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