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Ban heading in youth soccer?
Boston Globe, May 18th, 2014 2:50AM

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Derrick Z. Jackson writes that scientific research increasingly suggests it's time to discuss a ban on heading in soccer, particularly on the youth level. While not as relentlessly violent as football — girls' soccer is still, by total numbers, the nation’s second-leading source of sports-related concussions on the high school level. And concussions in the sport occur at a rate only surpassed by men’s football, hockey, and lacrosse.

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  1. Allan Lindh
    commented on: May 18, 2014 at 11:59 a.m.
    That would be a shame, ban heading in soccer. No more behemoths charging into the goal mouth, smashing into one another. Just a bunch of skilled athletes, playing the beautiful game with skill and precision. Why teams would all have to start playing like Barcelona. What a tragedy.


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