Mechanics of Soccer Heading and Protective Headgear

This short book provides a concise study of the mechanics of head impact in a soccer heading manoeuvre.

Author: Mohd Hasnun Arif Hassan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811302718

Category: Science

Page: 43

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This short book provides a concise study of the mechanics of head impact in a soccer heading manoeuvre. It describes the development and validation of finite element models of soccer ball and human head, as well as the simulation of brain dynamics after ball-to-head impact. In addition, it also presents a computational study of the efficacy of wearing protective headgear in mitigating the risk of concussion due to heading in soccer.

Influence of Headgear on Aggressive Play Among Collegiate Level Female Soccer Players

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to observe heading mechanics among female soccer players while heading a ball with and without protective headgear and to assess participants attitudes towards headgear.

Author: Katlyn Mason (E.)


ISBN: OCLC:961326704

Category: Soccer

Page: 168

View: 953


ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to observe heading mechanics among female soccer players while heading a ball with and without protective headgear and to assess participants attitudes towards headgear. Subjects included 19 female college soccer players. A ball was propelled at 35 mph to subjects 35 ft away. Subjects headed the ball three times with and without protective headgear. Heading mechanics were analyzed using Dartfish where measurements were taken for neck and hip angle, and head distance traveled. All variables were measured in the ready and strike stance. No significant (p >.05) interaction was found for headgear and stance conditions for both neck and hip angle. Subjects experienced significantly (p .05) greater neck and hip angles during the strike stance(153.22 + 13.23/ 146.84 + 18.41) than the ready stance (129.52 + 14.38; 137.30 + 17.75). No significant (p .05) mean differences were found for head distance. When asked their opinion on if headgear was effective, 10 subjects responded that headgear was not effective and 9 agreed that headgear was effective in some capacity. Of the 19 subjects, 7 agreed that while wearing the protective headgear one would play more aggressively due to feeling safer with headgear on than without headgear. Based on the findings, it can be inferred that the use of protective headgear does not alter heading mechanics among college level female soccer players

Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Research Day 2017

This study proposes an analytical model that provides linear acceleration of both skull and brain during soccer ball heading when wearing protective headgear to evaluate the efficacy of the headgear. Each component in the model (the ...

Author: Mohd Fadzli Bin Abdollah

Publisher: Centre for Advanced Research on Energy

ISBN: 9789670257884


Page: 484

View: 981


This e-book is a compilation of papers presented at the Mechanical Engineering Research Day 2017 (MERD'17) - Melaka, Malaysia on 30 March 2017.

Is Soccer Bad for Children s Heads

Thus far no published study has provided direct evidence that the practice of heading a soccer ball causes long-term deficits in ... For one, no protective headgear currently on the market is designed to protect against concussion.

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309169585

Category: Medical

Page: 36

View: 537


To explore whether soccer playing puts youths at risk for lasting brain damage, the Institute of Medicine brought together experts in head injury, sports medicine, pediatrics, and bioengineering. In a workshop entitled "Youth Soccer: Neuropsychological Consequences of Head Impact in Sports," that was held in Washington D.C. on October 12, 2001, these experts presented the scientific evidence for long-term consequences of head injury from youth sports, especially soccer, possible approaches to reduce the risks, and policy issues raised by the subject. Some of the findings presented by the speakers raised concerns, such as the high concussion rate of high school soccer players, the frequent persistence of impaired brain functions even after other symptoms of a concussion disappear, and the need for a better understanding of when it is safe for players to resume playing after they have had a concussion. But other findings were reassuring, such as studies that suggest that with the type of soccer balls used in the United States, heading is not likely to cause brain injury in youths, nor is playing soccer likely to cause permanent brain damage. This is a summary of the reports from these experts in the field, and the lively discussions that followed them. Topics covered include: causes of head injuries in soccer; how to detect a concussion; the biology of concussion; studies of soccer and football players; the role of protective headgear; and policy implications, such as how to decide when a concussed player should be allowed to return to the playing field.

Return to Play in Football

Kirkendall DT, Garrett WE Jr (2001) Heading in soccer: integral skill or grounds for cognitive dysfunction? ... Correa JA (2008) The effect of protective headgear on head injuries and concussions in adolescent football (soccer) players.

Author: Volker Musahl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662557136

Category: Medical

Page: 987

View: 398


In this book, leading experts employ an evidence-based approach to provide clear practical guidance on the important question of when and how to facilitate return to play after some of the most common injuries encountered in football. Detailed attention is paid to biomechanics, the female athlete, risk factors, injury prevention, current strategies and criteria for safe return to play, and future developments. Specific topics discussed in depth include concussion, anterior cruciate ligament and other knee injuries, back pathology, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, hip arthroscopy, and foot and ankle injuries. The chapter authors include renowned clinicians and scientists from across the world who work in the field of orthopaedics and sports medicine. Furthermore, experiences from team physicians involved in the Olympics, National Football League (NFL), Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) are shared with the reader. All who are involved in the care of injured footballers will find this book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, to be an invaluable, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference that casts light on a range of controversial issues.

Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports

As concussions in soccer have received increasing attention, the potential use of protective headgear has been ... In attempt to increase safety within the sport of soccer, some authors have suggested the teaching of proper heading ...

Author: Mark Lovell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000722802

Category: Medical

Page: 524

View: 457


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in sports has become an important international public health issue over the past two decades. However, until recently, return to play decisions following a sports-related traumatic brain injury have been based on anecdotal evidence and have not been based on scientifically validated clinical protocols. Over the past decade, the field of Neuropsychology has become an increasingly important component of the return to play decision making process following TBI. Neuropsychological assessment instruments are increasingly being adapted for use with athletes throughout the world and the field of sports neuropsychology appears to be a rapidly evolving subspecialty. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the application of neuropsychological assessment instruments in sports, and it is structured to present a global perspective on contemporary research. In addition to a review of current research, Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports: An International Neuropsychological Perspective, presents a thorough review of current clinical models that are being implemented internationally within American and Australian rules football, soccer, boxing, ice hockey, rugby and equestrian sports.

Sports Medicine

... padded goal posts in soccer and field-goal markers in football C. There is no convincing evidence that new helmet technology, custom mandibular orthoses, face shields, or protective headgear prevent concussions D. Heading in soccer ...

Author: Mark A. Harrast, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826182395

Category: Medical

Page: 700

View: 136


Now in its third edition, Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards continues as the leading review text offering a focused survey of non-surgical sports medicine topics. Updated throughout to reflect current sports science, protocols, and practice, this book covers all topics related to and found on the Sports Medicine CAQ examination. Written in outline format for targeted review, the book serves as a primary study tool for candidates preparing for initial certification or recertification as well as those wanting to supplement their training in sports medicine. Organized according to the exam blueprint with topics weighted to reflect their emphasis on the test, sections cover all subject areas found on the boards including basic science and general procedures; health promotion and preventative aspects; emergency assessment and care; and diagnosis, management, and treatment for the full range of sports-related injuries and conditions. A final sub-section on emerging topics in the field includes chapters on regenerative medicine, sports ultrasound, and a newly added chapter on exercise as medicine. The book also contains a practice test of over 260 questions new to this edition with an answer key and detailed rationales for candidates to assess clinical knowledge and assist with final preparation for boards. Loaded with high-yield facts throughout, this proven resource is fit for any student, trainee, or clinician preparing for boards, MOC, or in-training exams. Key Features: Offers comprehensive coverage of all topics tested on the Sports Medicine CAQ examination Encourages targeted review through easy-to-read outline format Illustrates key points with over 100 figures and tables for enhanced learning Contains full practice test with 260+ questions, answers, and explanations Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers

Critical Perspectives on Minors Playing High Contact Sports

The U.S. Soccer Federation allows protective headgear, but does not endorse it. ... The headgear was originally thought to be protection from injuries caused during intentional heading of the ball, which has proved to be the least ...

Author: John A. Torres

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766081376

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 568


Playing team sports has many benefits, and yet high-contact sports such as football and rugby have also been linked to serious injuries, including concussions, and a higher risk of dementia, depression, and Parkinson’s disease. How can we weigh the potential benefits of contact sports with their potentially serious risks? This text provides primary source evidence from doctors, scientists, and experts in the field of sports medicine, as well as ordinary people’s viewpoints, in order to help students reach their own conclusions about the risks related to high-contact sports.

Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion

(2004) No acute changes in postural control after soccer heading. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 38, ... Delaney JS, Drummond R (1999) Has the Time come for protective headgear for soccer? Clinical Journal ofSport Medicine, 9, ...

Author: Jennifer Niskala Apps

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387895451

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Between the growing numbers of children and adolescents playing sports and the increased attention to head injuries by the larger sports community and the general public, pediatric concussions are emerging as a major concern. And as practitioners are seeing more young clients with head injuries, questions arise about age-appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and return to activity. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes offers evidence-based guidelines where few previously existed. This comprehensive volume clearly explains the effects of traumatic injury on the developing brain in sports- and non-sports-related contexts, and establishes a framework for immediate and long-term management, especially the crucial first 24 hours. Chapters provide a basic grounding in its subject with a history of concussion as a medical entity and a review of definitional and classification issues, take the reader through the steps of a neuropsychological evaluation, pinpoint post-injury issues, and offer strategies for the prevention of further or future injury. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes serves as both educational resource and practical framework for a wide array of professionals, including neuropsychologists, sports medicine physicians, child psychologists and psychiatrists, pediatric and family physicians, athletic trainers, social workers, and educators.

Brain Injury Medicine 2nd Edition

Medical aspects of heading the ball in soccer. Phys Sports Med. 1984;12:127–131. Delaney JS, Al-Kashmiri A, Drummond R, Correa JA. The effect of protective headgear on head injuries and concussions in adolescent football (soccer) ...

Author: Nathan D. Zasler, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781936287277

Category: Medical

Page: 1480

View: 151


With 25 new chapters, Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition is a clear and comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management of traumatic brain injury.