Response to: ‘Don’t Let Kids Play Football’: A Killer Idea

Rachael Bullingham, Adam White, John Batten

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Abstract

In a recent BJSM editorial, it was stated that ‘shutting down youth sports programmes’ is not the answer to injury concerns in contact sport, suggesting there may be unintended consequences, such as increasing sedentary behaviour. With physical inactivity a leading cause of mortality, concerns about decreasing participation in physical activity are justified. This issue has even been discussed in a previous editorial in the BJSM. There is no evidence, however, to suggest that collision sports (specifically) are necessary to combat sedentary lifestyles of youth. There also continues to be a distinct misunderstanding of what has been called for in regards to the banning of tackling in school rugby, which will now be clarified.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2017

Keywords

  • collision sports
  • injury
  • head trauma

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