For example, it's difficult to isolate the effects of heading from the effects of other head injuries that soccer players suffer, says Gary A.
While most sports physicians believe that proper heading doesn't cause brain injury, a direct, full-power blow from a soccer ball kicked by an adult has about the same force as a boxer's punch, says Erik J.
children under 12 in organized soccer are discouraged from heading in practice and games.
There are two ways heading might cause brain injury, according to Matser.
national team and of Swedish soccer players failed to link repeated heading with any mental impairment.
Back in my playing days, I always wound up with a headache after a 90-minute heading workout.
The players should deal with single tosses, catching the ball after heading it.
Good heading involves the whole body, especially the neck and abdominal (complementary back) muscles.
Strikers should be exposed to a lot of practice on heading the ball into the goal.