Researchers Study How Football Drills Affect Youngsters


Which football drills cause the most physical damage to young players?

A new study sheds light on which practice drills may be risky for young football players.

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center measured the head impacts suffered by nine players during one season of practice.

The largest number of blows occurred during contact drills with multiple players.

But, the hardest hits took place during open field tackling drills.

Experts say these findings could help coaches determine which drills should be modified or eliminated during practice.

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