Heading Ban?

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Heading Ban?

Post by Poshay » 18 Nov 2020, 12:30

Because of the suspected link between heading and dementia now being put forward could we see heading banned from football? If so how would the game be set up ; like 5 a side perhaps? It certainly wont be like footie as we know it. There will be no advantage in being tall.
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Re: Heading Ban?

Post by bristleposh » 18 Nov 2020, 14:01

Does that mean Dembele won’t be able to do a Lincoln again
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Re: Heading Ban?

Post by tonyp » 18 Nov 2020, 20:34

This subject has been discussed a lot over the years.
There is an interesting article in health line
https://www.healthline.com/health/heading-in-soccer
It's American and they'll it soccer but it's worth a read.
Heading is considered to be an essential soccer skill. But the impact of heading presents a risk of head and brain injury.
younger soccer players are most likely to get brain injuries from heading.
That’s because they haven’t fully mastered the technique. As they learn how to head, they’ll usually use incorrect body movements. This increases the risk of brain injury.
Additionally, their brains are still maturing. Their necks are also typically weaker compared with the necks of older players.
Due to these factors, younger players are more vulnerable to the dangers of heading.
In 2016, the United States Soccer Federation issued a mandate for heading in youth soccer.
It prohibits players 10 years and younger from heading soccer balls. This means coaches aren’t allowed to teach them heading techniques.
For children 11 to 13 years old, heading practice is limited to 30 minutes each week. The player can’t head a ball more than 15 to 20 times a week.
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Re: Heading Ban?

Post by ashman » 18 Nov 2020, 21:41

It's a tricky one isn't it? Heading a football multiple times over a career has been proven to be detrimental to the health of the brain. This brings into the question of whether boxing should be banned?
It also begs the question of whether posting on football forums should be banned? It is certainly harmful to the brain! (but not in all cases! :wink: )
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Re: Heading Ban?

Post by tonyp » 18 Nov 2020, 22:25

ashman wrote:
18 Nov 2020, 21:41
It also begs the question of whether posting on football forums should be banned? It is certainly harmful to the brain! (but not in all cases! :wink: )
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