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US Soccer Settles Concussion Litigation

A resolution has been reached in the concussion litigation filed in August of 2014 against U.S. Soccer, United States Youth Soccer Association, American Youth Soccer Organization, US Club Soccer and the California Youth Soccer Association.

As part of the resolution, both sides released a joint statement that provides additional information on the specific initiatives that will be implemented soon, including recommendations on modifying substitution rules in relation to concussions, eliminating heading for children 10 and under, and limiting heading in practice for children between the ages of 11 and 13.

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer has been acutely aware of the need for concussion education and return to play protocol. In 2012, our association adopted a policy in concert with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Safety in Youth Sports Act designed to educate and protect our children.

Furthermore, we have worked with our Medical Advisory Committee on providing additional resources in the area of head injuries as well as the care and prevention of other injuries, including return to play protocol . With this lawsuit being settled, we look forward to working with our national association and our medical advisors and technical staff to provide appropriate curriculum.

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