Comparison of head impact exposure in practice drills among multiple youth football teams

Mireille E. Kelley, Mark A. Espeland, William C. Flood, Alexander K. Powers, Christopher T. Whitlow, Joseph A Maldjian, Joel D. Stitzel, Jillian E. Urban

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Abstract

In BriefThis study collected head impact data from 6 youth football teams to evaluate head impact exposure (HIE) among players during practice drills and to determine whether HIE varied among teams within drills. Quantifying HIE in practice drills is important for informing the modification of practice structure and drills to mitigate HIE and to improve the safety of football.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-389
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 21 2018

Keywords

  • biomechanics
  • football
  • head acceleration
  • head impacts
  • HIE = head impact exposure
  • HIT = Head Impact Telemetry
  • injury
  • pediatrics
  • ppm = impacts per player per minute
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Kelley, M. E., Espeland, M. A., Flood, W. C., Powers, A. K., Whitlow, C. T., Maldjian, J. A., Stitzel, J. D., & Urban, J. E. (2018). Comparison of head impact exposure in practice drills among multiple youth football teams. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 23(3), 381-389. https://doi.org/10.3171/2018.9.PEDS18314