Response to: ‘Don’t Let Kids Play Football’: a Killer Idea

Bullingham, Rachael ORCID: 0000-0002-1940-3008, White, A. and Batten, J. (2017) Response to: ‘Don’t Let Kids Play Football’: a Killer Idea. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (20). p. 1450. ISSN 0306-3674

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Abstract

In a recent BJSM editorial, it was stated that ‘shutting down youth sports programmes’ is not the answer to injury concerns in contact sport; suggesting there may be unintended consequences, such as increasing sedentary behaviour. With physical inactivity a leading cause of mortality, concerns about decreasing participation in physical activity are justified. This issue has even been discussed in a previous editorial in the BJSM. There is no evidence, however, to suggest that collision sports (specifically) are necessary to combat sedentary lifestyles of youth. There also continues to be a distinct misunderstanding of what has been called for in regards to the banning of tackling in school rugby, which will now be clarified.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sports Programmes; Injury Concerns; Sedentary Behaviour; School Sport; Rugby
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV861 Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA773 Personal health and hygiene including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 16:18
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 11:22
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8025

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