The Concussion Delivery System
It’s Time To Limit Tackling In Youth Football
Why We Created This Video
The average tackle in football can deliver more G-force than a roller coaster, space shuttle launch, and F-16 fighter jet roll combined. And the hardest hits in the NFL can deliver over 2x the G-force required to cause a concussion.
A concussion is a serious brain injury, and concussions in sports are a public health emergency. With 1 in 20 children involved in football suffering a concussion each season, it’s time that state governments take action to limit, or ban tackling in youth football.
References & Support
- Youth Tackle Football—Proposed Legislation (BrainLaw.com)
- Football Physics: The Anatomy of a Hit (Popular Mechanics)
- Rugby-style tackling may have lower force of impact than football-style tackling (Science Daily)
- Concussions are on the rise in the NFL (NY Daily News)
- Brain Injury Association of America
- Complete Guide To TBI (Brainlaw.com)
- TBI Statistics (BrainLaw.com)
About Shana & Michael
Shana De Caro and Michael V. Kaplen.
Shana De Caro and Michael V. Kaplen are personal injury attorneys dedicated to assisting brain injury survivors navigate the road after traumatic brain injury. With extensive experience in representing victims of brain trauma, they are prepared to guide brain injury victims through the legal obstacles they will confront and recover full and fair compensation for the harms and losses their clients have suffered as a result of someone’s careless or negligent conduct.
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP is a New York personal injury law firm focused on representing victims of brain injury. Our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to make a crucial difference in the lives of brain injury victims. Specialized brain injury cases require a law firm with the experience and proficiency to assist brain injury victims through the most difficult legal challenges in their lives following a traumatic brain injury.
Shana and Michael are nationally recognized for their advocacy on behalf of brain injury victims. Shana is in her second term as an officer, and a member of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America . Michael is a three-term past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State and current Chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council. They have been designated Preferred Attorneys for the Brain Injury Association of America.
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