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Using the "Power of the Permit" To Promote Concussion Safety in Youth Sports


On May 10, 2014, the Vineland, New Jersey Daily Journal ran a story under the eye-catching headline, "Midget Football May Be Banned." The Vineland City Council said that the Vineland Midget Football League, which enrolls players between five and fourteen, reported only two of at least eight players who suffered concussions the prior season. The private league also allegedly issued some older players helmets that were designed and recommended only for younger, smaller and lighter players. The city council's vice president said that "nobody followed any protocols" about concussions.


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