Current policies on Contact or Heading for US Lacrosse, USA Hockey and US Soccer  

Why doesn’t youth football have “youth brain injury sensitive” rules such as graduated contact or no heading rules for the U12 group like soccer, lacrosse and hockey have enacted?
Why is football is the only one to not modify their sport for their youngest players?

Official US Lacrosse Policy

US Lacrosse polices are written with to try to eliminate violent collisions at all ages.


Note: No take-out checks/excessive body checks at any age
Rules limited body checks for U15 and U13 – rules based on peripheral vision may not be fully developed in many boys before 15

No body checking U11 and U9


USA Hockey

 Body checking in 12 and under prohibited
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Official US Soccer Statement on Headings



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