In this sense, the leader explained: “For many years we have been in contact with specialists, with neurologists and neurologists, who have also stated their diagnosis in this regard, saying that the repetition of this practice of impacting the skull can lead to microtrauma in the cerebral cortex, the repetition of which can cause brain damage, which in the future may degenerate into neuropsychiatric disease“.
“We also have experience participating in competitions in the United States, where from 2015 this step has been implemented. Our children’s football team had to adapt to those rules,” he recalled.
President Rosarina anticipates that regulatory modifications “will be carried out from 2023” and that during this year “training and instructional talks will be held with all actors in the activity”
“Referees, coaches, coordinators and parents will get the basics and learn what a practical implementation of the rules of the game looks like in children’s games,” he added.
The ban on headers in the top division was incorporated into other special measures such as the abolition of the offside rule, reduced field design, use of special balls, mandatory substitutions and the creation of mixed football.
“We believe that this is an innovative step that over the years we will see if it works. Other associations around the world are taking it and Rosarina will be the first to implement it at the national and South American level,” he said.
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