Don't Use Your Head: US Soccer Bans Headers For Kids
In an effort to reduce concussions, U.S. Soccer will prohibit kids 10 and under from heading the ball.By Grant Suneson | November 10, 2015
If you played sports growing up, you probably had a coach tell you to use your head. But that could become a thing of the past, at least in soccer.
As part of a new safety campaign designed to prevent concussions, U.S. Soccer announced they are "eliminating heading for children 10 and under, and limiting the amount of heading in practice for children between the ages of 11 and 13."
The change comes after a lawsuit filed last year against some of the largest youth soccer organizations in the country, including U.S. Soccer and American Youth Soccer Organization, demanding they take action to reduce head injuries in the sport.