English Football Heading Guidance Set For New Season
Zeeshan Mehtab 2 months ago Wed 28th July 2021 | 09:47 PM
Guidance designed to limit the amount of heading players do in training will be introduced at all levels of English football next season, it was announced Wednesday
London, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Jul, 2021 ) :Guidance designed to limit the amount of heading players do in training will be introduced at all levels of English football next season, it was announced Wednesday.
Clubs in the Premier League, Football League, Women's Super League and in all grassroots football, as well across all sections of the England set-up are set to receive the new advice, designed to reduce the risk of brain injury from heading a football.
Professional clubs will be requested to limit high-force headers -- those following a long pass of more than 35 metres or from crosses, corners and free-kicks -- to 10 per training week, while also developing individual player profiles which will help tailor their training needs.
The guidance for amateur clubs is for heading practice to be limited to one session per week and no more than 10 headers per session.
But, significantly, none of the new advice applies to match days.
Decades of anecdotal evidence have suggested a link between repeated heading of a football and brain injury, something that was given legal force following a 2002 inquest into the death of former England striker Jeff Astle.