We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Viewpoint | Adolescent and Young Adult Health

US Youth Soccer Concussion Policy Heading in the Right Direction

Y. Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH1; Christine M. Baugh, MPH2,3
[+] Author Affiliations
1Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
2Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
3Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(5):413-414. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0338.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


This Viewpoint provides an overview of US Soccer’s initiatives to improve concussion awareness and management.

On November 9, 2015, the US Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer Association, American Youth Soccer Organization, US Club Soccer, and California’s Youth Soccer Associations (collectively referred to hereafter as US Soccer) issued a joint statement1 announcing the soon-to-be-released comprehensive campaign for safety in youth soccer, a sport that has grown dramatically in the past 4 decades. The sweeping initiative comes on the heels of a 2014 lawsuit, eliminating heading soccer balls for youth players younger than 10 years and limiting the practice of heading for children ages 11 to 13 years.1

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Articles Related By Topic
Related Collections