U.S. Soccer: No Heading for Kids Under Age 10

U.S. Soccer Provides Additional Information About Upcoming Player Safety Campaign

U.S. Soccer: No Heading for Kids Under Age 10

CHANGES TO RULES ON SUBSTITUTIONS AND HEADING

The statement also provided information on specific initiatives that will be implemented soon, including modifications to substitution rules in relation to concussions, eliminating heading for children 10 and under, and limiting the amount of heading in practice for children between the ages of 11 and 13.

These are recommendations for youth members because some of the youth members joining in the initiative do not have direct authority at the local level to require the adaption of the rules. Although these are only recommendations, they are based on the advice of the U.S. Soccer medical committee, and therefore U.S. Soccer strongly urges that they be followed.

 

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