In the last two years, some researchers have shown that head hits in youth sports increase the risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, an untreatable degenerative brain disease with symptoms ranging from memory loss to progressive dementia.Jan 13, 2020
Special teams are units that are on the field during kicking plays. While many players who appear on offensive or defensive squads also play similar roles on special teams (offensive linemen to block or defensive players to tackle), there are some specialist roles that are unique to the kicking game.
Legendary former quarterback Brett Favre is warning parents not to let their children play tackle football before the age of 14, lest they greatly increase their kids’ risk of eventually developing the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).Aug 17, 2021
Brain trauma in youth sports Repetitive brain trauma in youth football may affect those developmental processes and has been linked with later life consequences, including depression, cognitive difficulties, altered brain structure and an earlier onset of symptoms in those who develop Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.Aug 28, 2021