Kids under 10 are to be banned from heading the ball with restrictions in place up to the age of 13

FOOTBALL bosses have banned kids under the age of 10 from heading the ball over fears of high concussion rates.

The US Soccer Federation has also restricted the number of times a week children aged 11, 12 and 13 can head the ball in the wake of a lawsuit brought on behalf of young players by US law firm Hagens Bermen.

A standard protocol following suspected concussions will also be implemented for the first time with potential changes to the substitution rules to follow.


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