Recently there has been significant media attention on sports-related concussions, particularly in American football. The focus has been on the risk for long-term negative health outcomes from concussions and subconcussive head impacts that may be sustained while participating in contact sports, especially for young athletes whose brains are still developing.1 In this issue of Pediatrics, Chrisman et al2 present results of their study, “Parents’ Perspectives Regarding Age Restrictions for Tackling in Youth Football,” in which they surveyed a nationally representative sample of ∼1000 parents regarding their perception of concussion risk in youth tackle football and whether they would support age restrictions for tackling. Most parents (61%) would support such an age restriction, and those who are female, college-educated, or reported greater perceived risk for concussion had a higher odds of supporting an age restriction. The most notable finding of this study, however, is that most parents perceive...

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