Girls are more likely to get concussions in sports, especially soccer, than boys


Girls are more likely to get concussions in sports, especially soccer, than boys Despite efforts by those in youth sports to raise awareness of concussions in soccer,

Another one. Prior information available.

Despite efforts by those in youth sports to raise awareness of concussions in soccer, the problem at the highest level of competitive play is’evident.

Intermission.

Amped up footage of the brain could better identify concussions, thanks to a new imaging technique called phase-based amplified MRI. Buzz60

The first, during a high school soccer game her senior year in 2013, happened when she went up for a ball and collided with another player. The next two happened during college play. The fourth at her job at a local soccer center, where she was hit by a ball as she stood by the sideline.

  • logo
  • Publisher: North Jersey
  • Author: facebook com melanieanzidei nj
  • Twitter: @northjersey
  • Citation: Web link

Latest tweet by publisher

Were you following this:

The Downsides of America’s Hyper-Competitive Youth-Soccer Industry

But American youth soccer’and, in particular, the kind played outside of school, on competitive private ‘club’ teams at the highest level’has also come under criticism. The problem, of course, is not with the sport itself, but with the highly demanding nature of the top tier of play. (In the U.S., other sports, such as lacrosse, volleyball, and basketball, have club systems that can be just as demanding as soccer’s, though soccer’s is the most widespread.)
Another downside for elite youth-soccer players is that their clubs tend to pull them away from their high-school communitiesThough U.S

  • logo
  • Publisher: The Atlantic
  • Date: 2018-07-13T13:44:00-04:00
  • Author: Linda Flanagan
  • Twitter: @theatlantic
  • Citation: Web link

Latest tweet by publisher

Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

Today, during a World Cup game between Morocco and Iran, Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat suffered a wicked head injury when he collided with an opponent. After he went down, a team trainer tried to revive him by slapping his face’a move decried by athletes and followers online.
But despite the frequency of those kinds of injuries in soccer, you won’t see many international pros wearing gear that might prevent a concussion’reinforced headbands. Recent tests show that some brands can reduce the impact of a concussive blow by more than 70 percent

Still, soccer pros are loath to slip them on. The combination of peer pressure (‘Does it make me look weak?’) and institutional inertia (some soccer officials don’t think they help) means that soccer is sort of backwards when it comes to preventing head injuries.

  • Publisher: WIRED
  • Author: Eric Niiler
  • Twitter: @wired
  • Citation: Web link

Latest tweet by publisher

Kids who play multiple sports are less likely to be injured

It’s a frightening statistic, especially if you have a son or daughter who plays sports: Every year, 1.5 million kids go down with a serious sports injury.

Further on.

Being stuck on the sidelines is excruciating. Just ask sisters Gina and Anna Trent. The game they love to play ‘ soccer – is out of reach now because of the type of injury usually suffered by adults.

Further on.

Many kids are just playing one sport hoping that sole focus will pay off big. The downside to that gamble is serious injury.

Further on.

‘We looked at first round NBA draft picks and saw how many of them played single sports in high school versus multiple sports, and how did that impact their career. What we actually found was the NBA players who played multiple sports, played in more games, were less likely to be injured,’ Pandya says.

  • Author: Maureen McFadden
  • Twitter: @WNDU
  • Citation: Web link

Latest tweet by publisher

Soccer’s Concussion Epidemic

Heads crashing into one another at high speeds. Players woozily losing consciousness in the middle of the field while stunned spectators look on, wondering why their stars don’t quite look right. Traumatic long-term repercussions. These head and concussion injuries are what we’ve come to expect in football. But they’re just as prevalent in futbol’responsible for the highest rate of concussion injuries amongst US high school and college athletes.

Cont.

And plenty of seemingly innocuous (you catching the foreshadowing?) moments of head contact that we take for granted as being natural and majestic parts of the game, but that have long-term consequences. Moments like this:

  • logo
  • Publisher: Grandstand Central
  • Date: 2018-07-05T12:10:10.757Z
  • Author: Dr Rajpal Brar
  • Twitter: @grandstcentral
  • Citation: Web link

Latest tweet by publisher

(S:) #1531562355

Video