California bill would limit tackling during youth practices. Why it has leagues’ support

Young football players would be restricted to just two 60 minute full-contact practices each week if lawmakers approve a new bill aimed at protecting kids from brain injuries. A BUSM study found that playing youth football is associated with an earlier onset of mood swings, changes in a person’s behavior and cognitive changes. “The younger they started to play football, the earlier these symptoms began,” said BUSM’s Michael Alosco, PhD. Read more: