What They're Saying: Brandi Chastain

"As a professional, and now a parent and coach, I believe that the benefits of developing heading skills as children are not worth the thousands of additional concussions that youth soccer players will suffer. As a parent, I won't allow my children to head the ball before high school, and as a coach I would prefer my players focus solely on foot skills as they develop their love of the game."

-- Brandi Chastain, who advocates eliminating heading in soccer for U-14 players and younger. (SoccerNation.com)

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