How smart is it to have kids play sports at a young age where there are multiple blows to the head?
by Dr. Mike Gruttadauria
3.5 million little kids (age 6-13) play youth football each year in the US. Kids who play football make — and take — hits to the head just as hard as any high school, college or NFL player. That’s what the data show; it’s not partisan, it’s not political and it’s not trying to suck the fun out of recreational sports. Journalist Stone Phillips delved into never-before-conducted research by Virgina Tech that could have a long-lasting impact on how little kids suit up for football.