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Should Heading the Football be Banned?

Yes
1 (4.5%)
No
8 (36.4%)
More research needs to be undertaken
9 (40.9%)
Change the specification of the Football
2 (9.1%)
Don’t Know
2 (9.1%)
Don’t Care
0 (0%)

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Heading the Football
« on: January 16, 2020, 06:38:23 PM »
Breaking News: The Scotland FA is banning heading the ball in training for Under 12’s

But should heading the football be banned altogether and at every level?

I can see the day when it will be banned and in my opinion, it will take something away from the game. But I’m not heading the football every day and taking the risk.
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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 07:09:22 PM »
A lot more is being understood about the dangers of concussion and it's accumulative effects. When I'm not at the Hawthorns I volunteer as a youth Rugby coach, the RFU have been over this for years. What there main concern is if a concussion occurs the player is protected as the risk and repercussions from a second head injury are exponentially increased if they have not recovered from the first injury.
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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 07:30:13 PM »
Breaking News: The Scotland FA is banning heading the ball in training for Under 12’s

But should heading the football be banned altogether and at every level?

I can see the day when it will be banned and in my opinion, it will take something away from the game. But I’m not heading the football every day and taking the risk.

Sorry but that's crazy! What people need to realise the ball is a lot lighter than it was in the old days of the leather ball with stitching

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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 07:52:16 PM »
Sorry but that's crazy! What people need to realise the ball is a lot lighter than it was in the old days of the leather ball with stitching
No need to tell me about it.
When that ball hit you, it made you see stars.
Compared to then (in the 60's) it is just a ping pong ball.

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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 07:54:55 PM »
Ridiculous. At those ages, children need to be regularly practicing their footballing techniques and that includes heading a football. Otherwise we will deprive them of a fundamental asset in the game of football.

Football can increase its reactions and be proactive in managing concussion & other brain related injuries but these needs to occur throughout an individuals career, from a young age onwards. It should not resort to removing an asset of the beautiful game to cover up their own historic deficiencies
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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 08:04:54 PM »
This is ridiculous. End of.
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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 08:15:19 PM »
No need to tell me about it.
When that ball hit you, it made you see stars.
Compared to then (in the 60's) it is just a ping pong ball.

Yes Droitwich especially when the ball was wet!

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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 04:38:05 AM »
No need to tell me about it.
When that ball hit you, it made you see stars.
Compared to then (in the 60's) it is just a ping pong ball.

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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2020, 08:25:00 AM »
This is ridiculous. End of.

It is, and seems unnecessary considering I don’t think kids play 11 a side until that age, so crossing and heading is quite limited with small sided games and goals.

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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2020, 08:50:33 AM »
No issue with banning heading in games upto under 16s


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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2020, 01:14:39 PM »
Heading the football by children upto the age of 11 officially banned today.


Graduated approach for ages 12 to 16.
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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2020, 01:17:55 PM »
Never understood heading really given the game is called FOOTball. It will be alien to expect a kid to suddenly start heading the ball come 11. I think this change will eventually see heading phased out by default.

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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2020, 01:42:49 PM »
No issue with banning heading in games upto under 16s


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That's tactics Jacko. I'm not sure how old you are but i will be 60 in May and remember the old leather footballs they used. Laces in  and got very heavy when wet. The balls today are a lot lighter.

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Re: Heading the Football
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2020, 11:47:54 PM »
I don’t know enough about the science and the research to comment with any authority. I think it would be a shame to lose heading from the game completely, but I understand the reasons for taking it out of the junior game.
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