STUDY: Football Practice Without Helmets Reduces Concussion Risk, Improves Tackling Ability

Find out why removing their helmets might keep football players safer and improve their tackling technique.

Playing football without a helmet sounds like a recipe for a disaster, right? The helmet offers a critical layer of protection for the fragile head, neck and brain.

Well, as strange as it sounds, occasionally taking off your helmet might be a key to preventing head injuries in football. According to new research published in The Journal of Athletic Training, a helmetless practice program can lead to a significant reduction in football head injuries.

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