Monday, March 02, 2015

Brandi speaks out on heading in youth soccer

I've never met Brandi Chastain, but I've admired her playing for years, and now I have discovered that we agree on a major issue with regard to youth soccer--heading.  Her observations--that heading in soccer should be removed for players aged 14 years and younger, although training in heading technique could start at younger ages with appropriate pedagogy and protection--are a refinement on the points I have written about before.

Check out this PBS Newshour story here and watch her video interview here:

1 comment:

Atlantic General Hospital said...

She does bring up some great points. Hospitals all across the nation are unfortunately seeing an increase in sports-related injury from our youth. It comes down to protecting a sport or children. The choice seems clear.