Report: Two-year study on youth football safety released
Below are some intersting findings on injuries to youth football players. To read the entire article, click on the 'Links' tab to the left.
The study, which encompassed more than 4,000 players ages 5-14, documented player health and any sustained injuries during the course of the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Study findings include:
Nearly 90 percent of youth players did not sustain an injury that resulted in missing a game or practice.
Of the 22.4 percent of players who reported an injury, 70 percent returned to play the same day.
Of the 11.9 percent of players who missed a game or practice because of injury, 60 percent returned to play within seven days.
Bruises were the most common injuries (34 percent), followed by ligament sprains (16 percent).
4.3 percent of players in the study sustained a concussion.
Players were more likely to sustain an injury during games than in practices.
No catastrophic head, neck or heat-related injuries were reported among the more than 4,000 players during the study’s two-year span.
LHYFL League By-Laws
The revised LHYFL League By-Laws are available in the 'Handout' section and includes the revised division/age cut-off dates (below).
PeeWee – ages five (5) through seven (7) with a player not being eight (8) years old prior to August 1st.
JV – ages seven (7) though nine (9) with a player not being ten (10) years old prior to August 1st. A player seven (7) years of age has the option of playing either at the PeeWee or JV level.
Varsity – ages ten (10) through twelve (12) with a player not being thirteen (13) prior to August 1st.
LHYFL Board Member Responsibilities
Each season, LHYFL Board Members are assigned certain duties and responsibilites. You can view those duties and responsibilities by clicking on 'Board Members' to the left and then click on 'View Profile'. You are always welcome to contact any LHYFL Board Member should you have a question, concern, issue, etc. but by identifying and contacting the LHYFL Board Member who is responsible for a certain item, you will receive a quicker and more accurate response.
Pre-Concussion Baseline Testing
Baseline neurocognitive testing is available at Excela Health, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Greensburg, PA. Please call the office of Dr. James Masterson for more details and to see if a concussion management program is right for your son or daughter - 724-689-1070.
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