Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 1

A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks… read more

A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football. 

Dr. Robert Cantu, neurosurgeon and author of Concussions and Our Kids, said that ninety percent of traumatic brain injuries in sports occur while playing football and eighty percent of those happen while tackling. He suggested that no children under the age of 14 should play tackle football and offered flag football as a better option.

“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program moderated by Tom Farrey. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
309360-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 21, 2012
Last Aired:
Dec 7, 2012

Airing Details

  • Nov 21, 2012 | 8:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 22, 2012 | 1:06am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 23, 2012 | 11:10am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 23, 2012 | 11:14am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 01, 2012 | 4:49am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 04, 2012 | 8:36am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 07, 2012 | 5:35pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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