New HYR Header Policy

April 10, 2016

In order to reduce potential head injuries in children, Highland Youth Recreation, in accordance with September 2015 guidelines of The United States Soccer Federation, discourages children under age 10 from heading the ball.

Furthermore, HYR will instruct coaches of children age 10 and up to limit heading during practices. Coaches of children age 10 and up will receive training in proper heading techniques and will be encouraged to relay this information to the players.

Because all of our coaches are volunteers, HYR encourages parents to discuss proper heading techniques with the coaches and their children.