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California Youth Football Alliance & American Youth Football join forces to advance the California Youth Football Act
California Youth Football Alliance (CAYFA) and American Youth Football (AYF) have announced a partnership “to accelerate the enthusiastic adoption” of California Youth Football Act, AB1, “the first and leading youth tackle football safety standard in America,” which was signed into law this past year. This partnership will create “unique value” for the California youth football community.
“This new relationship is born out of consistency in goals and beliefs across the CAYFA and AYF,” according to a press release. “We are both committed to special attention to safety, respect for all kids, and equal opportunities for all. AYF applauds the CAYFA for securing the safest standards in America for our members in the California youth tackle football community. Together, we seek to co-create plans, partnerships and implementation assets for the upcoming 2020 season, so that we can maximize compliance for the 2021 season, when AB1 goes into effect.”
AB1, sponsored by the CAYFA, was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 31, 2019 and contains a comprehensive set of tackle football safety standards, tailored specifically for the youth community in California. These standards create and reinforce practices that enhance current local and national level requirements that will serve California’s youth tackle football community well.
“This partnership cements AYF’s support of CAYFA’s approach to improving young athletes’ safety while offering them the opportunity to participate in a sport they love,” according to the release.
A recent paper by JAMA Pediatrics seems to support that notion. The purposes of the paper was to review the “rapid progress of research on this topic over the last decade, and the need to provide further guidance to youth athletes, their families, medical professionals, and athletic personnel and organizations.” To do that, “a panel of experts undertook a modified Delphi consensus process to summarize the current literature and provide recommendations regarding the prevention, assessment, and management of sports-related concussions for young athletes.”
Importance Given the importance of sports-related concussions among youth athletes, the rapid progress of research on this topic over the last decade, and the need to provide further guidance to youth athletes, their families, medical professionals, and athletic personnel and organizations, a panel of experts undertook a modified Delphi consensus process to summarize the current literature and provide recommendations regarding the prevention, assessment, and management of sports-related concussions for young athletes.
Methods A consensus panel of 11 experts was created to represent a broad spectrum of expertise in youth sports and concussions. The specific questions to be addressed were developed through an iterative process consisting of 3 rounds, and a review of the literature was conducted to identify research studies related to each question. The consensus panel used a modified Delphi process to reach consensus on the conclusions and recommendations for each question.
Results and Conclusions In 3 Delphi consensus rounds, 7 questions were addressed by the consensus panel of 11 experts, and 26 recommendations for the prevention, assessment, and management of sports-related concussions among young athletes were developed. For many of the questions addressed in this consensus statement, limitations existed in the quantity and quality of the evidence available to develop specific recommendations for youth sports stakeholders.
To get the full paper, visit: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2754823
Concussed Football Player Sues School District After Coach Tells Him to ‘Man Up’ Among Stories in Latest Concussion Litigation Reporter
Concussion Litigation Reporter, November 2019, Vol. 8, No. 5
Timely reporting on developments and legal strategies at the intersection of sports and concussions—articles that benefit practicing attorneys who may be pursuing a claim or defending a client.
Table of Contents
Concussed High School Football Player Sues School District After Coach Allegedly Tells Him to ‘Man Up’ and ‘Get Back Out There’
NFHS Sparks Controversy With Position Paper Claiming No Linkage Between CTE and Playing High School Football
Mets Fan Sues Team After Getting Hit in the Head by a T-shirt Fired from a T-shirt and Suffering Concussion
Doctor and Co-Founder of Tulane’s Center of Sport Talks Concussions
WWE Challenges Lawsuit Brought by Former Wrestlers
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Basic Issues to Consider in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation
Study Finds No Link Between Youth Contact Sports and Cognitive, Mental Health Problems
Federal Trade Commission Sues Dallas-Based Maker of Brain Health Supplements, Citing Deceptive Claims
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