The Scottish FA is to ban heading on the times instantly earlier than and after matches on account of new analysis into mind illness in retired soccer gamers.Golf equipment had been additionally suggested to restrict repetitive heading workout routines to as soon as every week.
Scotland has already banned heading in coaching for Underneath-12 gamers.
“Coaching workout routines which might contain repeated heading shouldn’t happen on MD-1 (the day earlier than a match) or MD+1; this contains actions similar to crossing and ending and set piece apply,” tips printed on Monday stated.
❌No heading the day earlier than or after a game1⃣ Limits on workout routines involving extreme heading
New tips are being launched by @ScottishFA to guard gamers from the chance of growing mind accidents
— Sky Sports activities Scotland (@ScotlandSky) November 28, 2022
A 2019 research on the Affect on Lifelong Well being and Dementia Danger (FIELD) undertaken by Glasgow College and supported by the Scottish FA discovered former professionals had been at extra danger of dementia.
The Scottish FA stated it had carried out new analysis along with Hampden Sports activities Clinic into the affect of heading in coaching within the skilled males’s and ladies’s grownup recreation.
The FA stated 70% of managers and coaches had been supportive of heading tips being launched whereas 64% of gamers believed heading must be restricted in coaching.
“The potential hyperlink between heading, head harm and neurodegenerative illness in soccer will proceed to be the topic of scientific analysis,” the Scottish FA stated.
“These tips will proceed to be reviewed within the mild of any new proof.”