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Youth sports safety the goal of bill by NJ Senator, Congressman

Legislation designed to protect student-athletes in secondary and high schools, in New Jersey and across the nation, has been formally introduced in Washington, D.C.

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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.

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Are youth sports too violent?

Every day, 3,400 children sustain sports injuries that are severe enough to be treated in the emergency room. Last year alone, 1.24 million kids nationwide, ages 19 and under, were treated in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries.

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Too much pressure on young athletes?

A number of parents think their child is competitive enough to continue playing sports in college or even on a professional level, when in reality a very low percentage of athletes are actually good enough to make it beyond high school.

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SAFE PLAY Act takes on youth sports injuries

Newly-introduced legislation on the federal level looks to put a dent in the millions of young kids who are treated for sports-related injuries each year.

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Kids getting priced out of youth sports

More kids and adolescents are getting sidelined by the price tag for youth sports, studies suggest, and critics worry that one day, organized leagues will only be an option for upper-class families.

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New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) coaches participants during a football safety clinic for mothers in Foxborough, Mass. on May 29, aimed at helping moms keep youth football participants safe.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) coaches participants during a football safety clinic for mothers in Foxborough, Mass. on May 29, aimed at helping moms keep youth football participants safe. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
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Moms of youth players get football cram course

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Four dozen women snap selfies in the New York Giants locker room. They examine the pros' helmets and shoulder pads, then head to the field house to do drills.

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Concussions: A National Conversation [AUDIO]

A summit this week at the White House put a spotlight on the issue of concussions within youth sports and the fact that there's not enough information on how these brain injuries affect kids later in life.

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President Barack Obama greets players as he makes a unannounced stop to surprise members of the Northwest little league baseball teams at Friendship Park in Washington, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama greets players as he makes a unannounced stop to surprise members of the Northwest little league baseball teams at Friendship Park in Washington, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Obama to Tackle Youth Sports Concussion Issue

Concerned that too little is known about the effects of head injuries in young athletes, President Barack Obama is bringing representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, youth sports players, researchers and others to the White House to help educate the public about youth sports concussions.

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Tommy John delivers a pitch in 1978. The elbow surgery named for him has increased 10-fold in the first decade of the 21st century and top surgeons blame excess stress on pitchers in youth baseball.  (AP Photo/LM, File)
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Tommy John delivers a pitch in 1978. The elbow surgery named for him has increased 10-fold in the first decade of the 21st century and top surgeons blame excess stress on pitchers in youth baseball. (AP Photo/LM, File)
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Time to Protect Young Arms in Youth Baseball [OPINION]

Stop the pitching carnage. Now. We know just where to start: Youth baseball.

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