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“…you don't need to have had known or reported concussions to develop this brain disease. [chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)]. It really shows us that those multiple, repetitive sub-concussive blows to the head that are experienced by so many athletes in many different sports can bring on the beginnings of this disease." Dr Robert Stern
Croatia's defender Vedran Corluka leaves the pitch with a head injury during the Euro 2016 group D football match between Turkey and Croatia at the Parc des Princes in Paris on June 12, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA
Tackling drills teach kids effective ways to take down ball carriers, often in open-field, one-on-one situations. If you’re coaching new players, have them literally walk through the drills before they start moving at faster speeds, so they learn to tackle with good form. Tackling correctly can also help prevent head injuries as kids learn to...