Ivy League Bans Tackling At Football Practices: A Sign Of Things To Come? + MORE

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youth sports 1458097750 1596035495 Ivy League Bans Tackling At Football Practices: A Sign Of Things To Come? + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The Ivy League took the extraordinary step to ban all player-to-player tacking at football practices. The news was reported this week by the New York Times
The ban is designed to reduce the risk of concussion, other head injury, and other contact related injury to the neck
On field performance at Dartmouth, whose coach Buddy Teevens instituted the ban himself in 2010, actually improved as in-game tackling improved and the team won the league last year
My opinion: if the Ivy League collects data going forward that conclusively proves a reduction in injury then this trend will spread

In medical epidemiology, the term “exposure” can be broadly applied to any factor that may be associated with an outcome of interest…

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