Hitting the ball with the head has long been a tradition, and often an impressive part of youth soccer. But that's about to change as the US Soccer Federation is introducing new rules that limit 'headers.'

The new policy bans kids under 11 from making head contact with the ball and limits the number of times children aged 11-13 can use their heads to make plays.

Opponents argue that the majority of soccer concussion are the result of head-to-head contact, and that the number of concussions from head contact is actually low.

WNEM spoke with players, coaches, and parents at the Genesee Fieldhouse in the video below.

 

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