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Sports Safety – Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

In the United States, about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year, which cause some loss of time of participation, are experienced by the participants. Almost one-third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related injuries. By far, the most common injuries […]

Irvine Chargers outfitted with Gamebreaker Flag Football Headgear

The Irvine Chargers will spare no expense to protect the health and welfare of our players and cheerleaders.  WIth that in mind, the program has made a large investment in Gamebreaker helmets for each and every one of our Flag Football players.  More details on the helmets are available at the Gamebreaker website, with some […]

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Chaminade’s Middle School Flag Football Introduces Throwback Helmet

Chaminade’s Middle School athletic program will provide soft-shell helmets for all their flag football athletes beginning this season. With all the recent data and news on concussions, the athletic department decided Chaminade would become one of the first schools in the area to outfit players with soft-shell helmets to protect their athletes by reducing the […]

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OTL survey finds 57 percent of parents less likely to allow kids to play football

The concussions, violent hits seen on TV, lawsuits over health, and suicides among football players have taken their toll on parents, who see a connection between what’s happening in the pros and the risks their children face on the field down the street, an “Outside the Lines” survey finds. About 57 percent of parents in […]

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Two former high school players discuss quitting football due to head trauma

Brad Millice remembers it like it was yesterday — but then again, he doesn’t. “I was backpedaling at the linebacker position and a guy came across and ear-holed me while trying to block me,” the 19-year-old said, before taking a pause. “Or so they tell me.” They tell Millice that, after that 2009 contest with […]

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Student dies after being injured during flag football

source: By Seria Dassing, [email protected] Hawkins Police Chief Ron Voda confirmed 15-year-old Jacob Gatlin, a Hawkins ISD student, died at Dallas Children’s Hospital Thursday morning from an injury received during an athletics program. Voda said Gatlin was playing flag football Tuesday when he and another player both jumped up for a pass and bumped heads. School […]

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Attention College Sports Fans: CDC and NCAA Team Up on Head Trauma Safety Be sure to cheer for concussion safety and your favorite college sports team this season, as CDC and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have teamed up to create concussion educational resources for coaches, student-athletes, team medical staff, and college sports fans. Each of these resources includes important information on concussion signs and symptoms, […]


Armed Forces Flag Football Study

Flag football has long been very popular in the armed forces of the United States, with the Air Force even completing a 10-year descriptive study of flag football injuries from 1993-2002. They found that the leading cause of injury was due to contact with another player, which caused 42% of their reported injuries. The second […]

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Football: The 7 on 7 season has begun

No one can make any final conclusions about what might happen in the fall after watching a seven-on-seven football competition, because it can be so misleading. But impressions about team chemistry, toughness, quickness and individual skills can’t be ignored, so taking a look at teams who played in the Valley College tournament on Saturday provides […]