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SEP 2016

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Page 6 of 67 September 2016 7 W SPORTS Talk Youth Xenith Youth Football Helmets Recalled The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on August 17 of youth football helmets produced by Xenith The recall involves Xenith Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets with a gloss or metallic-painted polycarbonate shell sold or factory reconditioned between May 1, 2015, and March 18, 2016. 7KH¿UPUHFHLYHGUHSRUWV of cracking helmets with no injuries reported. Football players should immediately stop using the recalled helmets. Players, coaches and parents should contact Xenith to receive a free new replacement helmet. The helmets were sold through team dealers and direct school sales, and at BSN, Buddyís All Stars, Careyís Sporting Goods, End Zone Sports and Sports, Inc., and other stores nationwide and online at, Footlocker. com,, and from May 2015 through March 2016 for between $140 and $400. The helmets were sold in multiple sizes depending on the model, and in varying colors and custom-paint designs. They have a facemask and a chin cup, available in different styles and varying colors, and may have an optional eye shield. The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the top of the helmet. A complete list of the serial numbers included in this recall is available at The CPSC report can be found on its website: Recalls/2016/Xenith- Recalls-Football- Helmets/ Youth Football Practices Have More High-Impact Hits A study released in August in the Journal of Neurosurgery concluded there are more high-impact hits to the head in practices than in games in youth football and eliminating high-impact drills in practices FDQVLJQL¿FDQWO\UHGXFHWKHULVN of head injuries. The study looked at 34 Virginia youth football SOD\HUVDJHVZKRZHUH equipped with helmet-mounted accelerometer arrays that recorded head accelerations associated with impacts in practices and games. Videos of practices and games were used to verify all head impacts and LGHQWLI\VSHFL¿FGULOOVDVVRFLDWHG with each head impact. The report concluded that, ìIn youth football, high- magnitude impacts occur more often in practices than games, and some practice drills are associated with higher impact rates and accelerations than others. To mitigate high-magnitude head impact exposure in youth football, SUDFWLFHVVKRXOGEHPRGL¿HG to decrease the time spent in drills with high impact rates, potentially eliminating a drill such as King of the Circle altogether.î Track and Field Fastest Growing High School Sport INDIANAPOLIS ó Track and ¿HOGORJJHGWKHELJJHVWLQFUHDVH for both boys and girls for the 2015-16 season according to the National Federation of State High School Associationsí annual High School Athletics Participation Survey 7UDFNDQG¿HOGDGGHG 12,501 boys and 7,243 girls to compete during the 2015-16 season making it the top sport for boys and girls combined. It continued as the top sport for JLUOVZLWKSDUWLFLSDQWV and sits second behind ∉ STUART, FL ó Southern California Youth Rugby (SCYR) was honored in August as the 2016 STRIVE Organization of WKH

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