Response to: ‘Don’t Let Kids Play Football’: A Killer Idea

Bullingham, Rachael and White, Adam and Batten, John (2017) Response to: ‘Don’t Let Kids Play Football’: A Killer Idea. British Journal of Sports Medicine. ISSN 0306-3674

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In a recent BJSM editorial, it was stated that ‘shutting down youth sports programmes’ is not the answer to injury concerns in contact sport, suggesting there may be unintended consequences, such as increasing sedentary behaviour. With physical inactivity a leading cause of mortality, concerns about decreasing participation in physical activity are justified. This issue has even been discussed in a previous editorial in the BJSM. There is no evidence, however, to suggest that collision sports (specifically) are necessary to combat sedentary lifestyles of youth. There also continues to be a distinct misunderstanding of what has been called for in regards to the banning of tackling in school rugby, which will now be clarified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: collision sports; injury; head trauma
Subjects: C Biological sciences > C600 Sport & exercise science
Departments: Faculty of Business, Law and Sport > Department of Sport & Exercise
Depositing User: John Batten
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 08:49
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 08:49

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