Youth tackle football insurance

Concussion Lawsuits Won’t End Football

How insurance and the law impact the concussion concerns

Will Oremus writes a well thought out explanation why concussion lawsuits will not end football. The main reasons cited are:

The initial medical expenses resulting from concussions and CTE are often not that high in most cases and symptoms take years to materialize. Therefore, the Accident Medical insurance …

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NFL concussions

Concussions and the Future of Football

The potential socio-economic consequences of the concussion crisis

The concerns about head injuries and cognitive problems among football players of all ages continues to mount. Lawsuits continue to be filed by former NFL players andcollege and high school athletes suffering from concussion-related symptoms. Is it possible that the consequences of all this could one day mean …

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2022 Insurance Program Released for American Youth Football

The gold standard that is the envy of the competition

The American Youth Football and American Youth Cheer endorsed insurance provider, Sadler Sports Insurance, released the new 2022 insurance program for teams /associations /conferences on May 6, 2022. Online enrollment will be available on May 6, 2022.

The 2022 program is, once again, the gold standard in …

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Youth tackle football

Despite ESPN Article Claims, Insurance Will Not End Youth Football

Insurance Executive Speaks Out About Youth Tackle Football Insurance

John Sadler of Sadler Sports Insurance was interviewed by California Youth Football Alliance on Chain Crew Podcast entitled “Show # 2: Is Football Insurance Dying?” The topics covered include the current state of the insurance industry as it relates to youth tackle football, the ESPN article claiming that lack of insurance will …

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Concussions in youth sports

Latest on Youth Concussions from American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics just released an update on Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents. This 24-page report highlights the major developments in new concussion knowledge and treatment since the first report, which was published in 2010.

To follow are the points that I find to be of particular interest. Some the conclusions and actionable …

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American Youth Football insurance

7 Simple Steps to Reduce Serious Risks in Youth Tackle Football/Cheer

And 3 important reasons to prevent / reduce insurance claims

Purchasing high-limit, high-quality, insurance such as that offered through the endorsed American Youth Football / American Youth Cheer (AYF/AYC) insurance program is just a starting point in protecting your youth and volunteers against injuries and lawsuits. And almost any league can qualify for membership in AYF/AYC …

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AYF football

Ban Youth Tackle Football? No Way.

Knee-jerk legislation is NOT based on science

California, Illinois, Maryland and New York recently introduced legislation to ban youth tackle football prior to an unspecified age. These are knee-jerk reactions to concerns over chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In my opinion, this is ridiculous and based on untested theories, not on current, peer-reviewed, scientific studies.

I try to …

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Soccer concussions and CTE

Researchers studying soccer concussions and links to CTE

Science focusing on how many hits, not just how hard

We frequently write about concussion prevention, usually in connection to football. But concussions are a concern in soccer, too, and scientists are turning their attention to the sport.

Most people don’t think of soccer as a contact sport. But repeated player-on-player impacts and headers can result in …

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youth football insurance

12 Critical Steps to Protect Youth Football Players

A common-sense approach to reducing liability
1.  Buy high-limit, high-quality team/league insurance

 At a minimum, purchase the following policies to assure a funding source for player injuries:

Excess Accident: $100,000 medical limit; $5,000 AD&D limit, deductible no greater than $500
General Liability: $1,000,000 each occurrence limit; $1,000,000 participant liability limit; includes custom coverage enhancements for sex abuse/molestation and non-owned …

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Concussion prevention

New Device Shows Promise in Preventing Concussions

Unlike helmets, Q-Collar enhances brain’s existing protection from inside

At Sadler Sports and Recreation we keep our eye out for concussion-related news. We’re very careful to share well-researched information and not fan the flames of concussion hysteria. Our focus is reducing concussions during the course of play, not instilling fear of concussions.

That being said, I recently …

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