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Soccer


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The American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement defines soccer as a:

- " CONTACT/COLLISION " sport -

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Brain-Pad IMPACT PROTECTIVE HEADBANDS absorb heading impact energy by 50%
while still absorbing sweat !

Impact absorbing protective Headband by Brain-Pad ! Heading the ball jars the Brain !  Reduce this with an impact protective Headband ! Wrist protection and support - Reduces stick, bat and club vibrations !

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And thus added it to the already-contact-classified sports of: tackle football & hockey.
This "upgrade" was no surprise to those familiar with hospital emergency room statistics
that reveal soccer:

soccerbwthumb.jpg - HIGH IMPACT RATE -
__ per athlete exposures
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A rate that equals football statistics (Tysvaer, Storli, & Bachen, 1989) !
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The unrealized DANGERS in soccer:

1) Repeated Heading of the Ball. This is a practiced skill, yet jars the head and skull repeatedly !
Youth competitors are at serious risk of Trauma/Injury

2) Player body-contact to head and face while racing/jumping/slide-tackling to gain control of the ball

3) Face impacts from kicked balls/ deflected ball kicks

4) Illegal high kicking, low heading.
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A child's head is thus disproportionately heavy and large when contrasted
with a child's total body weight.

" Should future data establish beyond reasonable doubt that heading in youth soccer is safe,
still, protection from head contact with goal posts, contact with ground,
and contact with other players' heads, elbows, knees, etc ...
. . . is enough reason to require head protection gear and/or the wearing of
a mouth guard while playing this otherwise great game.".


The amount of force calculated the moment a soccer ball hits the head of a player is 208 joules.
Since the jaw is not attached to the skull rather a free-floating socketed bone, and knowing that every
force produces equal and opposite directional component of force,

the impact causes the lower jaw to slam against
the base of the skull.

T
hese forces account for a large percentage of the damage
found in the jaw joints of soccer players.

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What can be done to protect the Sport and its athletes ?

1) The BRAIN-PAD "CLENCHER!", Double Guard, LoPro FEMALE, or LoPro+ is the perfect fit,


Impact absorbing protective Headband by Brain-Pad ! Heading the ball jars the Brain !  Reduce this with an impact protective Headband ! Wrist protection and support - Reduces stick, bat and club vibrations !

and a proven, protective solution for soccer players of any age !
Continue to Headband & Wristband order section
Continue to mouth guards order section

 


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