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“Every player must wear a mouth-guard to each practice and each game. Kids will not be able to play without a mouth piece.” Look at almost any flag football website and you will see this kind of language, under "safety." The same often applies to high school 7on7 practices. Yet, in both instances, parents, players, and coaches claim, or are told, that these types of...

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This great video, created by Bleacher Report, showcases Eastern Christian Academy, a new private Christian high school in Maryland, where all 52 students play on the football team. This video highlights some of the amazing effects the game of football can have on young people's lives. Football teaches many lessons and skills applicable to life. Among these, some of the most important are teamwork, selflessness,...

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Over the past few years, much of the focus around football has been about injuries and concussions. While we strive to be experts on football safety, we like to take time every month to share an inspiring story about football’s unique, powerful ability to create a positive change in people’s lives. Football Shining Bright in Inner-City Washington DC Aazaar Abdul-Rahim is the head coach of...

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From pop warner, to flag football, to NFL OTAs, it’s all about contact vs. “non-contact.” At the beginning of the 2014-2015 NFL season, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee sustained a serious knee injury during “OTAs.” OTAs, or “Organized Team Activities,” are a way for NFL teams to develop players during the off-season. OTA activities and schedules vary from team to team, but the one...

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Tom Brady recently won his fourth Super Bowl, pulling even with NFL greats Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. Brady, who many are beginning to call the greatest quarterback of all time, didn’t play a snap of tackle football until his freshman year at a San Mateo, California high school. According to Dr. Robert Cantu, clinical professor of neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine,...

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At RockSolid, we pride ourselves on being experts in youth sports safety. Recently, Dallas Child Magazine published an article called Field of Broken Dreams: Who’s to Blame for the Rise in Youth Sports Injuries? We think this is a great, informative read, so we’ve taken the time to discuss some of its main points. Field of Broken Dreams offers several explanations for why injuries in...

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