Youth Sports

youth football players
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Chapel Hill High School announced Monday it would not play varsity football this year. Earlier this summer, Ceder Ridge – also in Orange County – announced it would scrap this year's varsity football season as well.

Eight year old kids play soccer match organized as a part of Fairfax Police Youth Club" Soccer League.
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Concerns over concussions and other head injuries have prompted new recommendations from US Soccer.  The new guidelines suggest that soccer players ten years old and younger should not be heading the ball during games or in practice.