FC Florida is the premier soccer club in Palm Beach County; Martin County and St. Lucie County. The FC Florida mission is to provide instructional and competitive soccer playing opportunities through specific programming designed for the individual development of players regardless of their level of play. In order to accomplish this mission, FC Florida offers a variety of soccer programs, each with specific objectives and philosophies. The club’s overarching philosophy is rooted in the belief that winning games is ultimately just a byproduct of putting players first and upholding its expected duty to do what is in the best interest of individual players and their development.
The federation is asking youth leagues around the nation to eliminate heading for players 10 and younger and restrict heading for players between the ages of 11 and 13, in the hopes of reducing the risk for concussions.
“These are recommendations for youth members because some of the youth members joining in the initiative do not have direct authority at the local level to require the adaption of the rules. Although these are only recommendations, they are based on the advice of the U.S. Soccer medical committee, and therefore U.S. Soccer strongly urges that they be followed.”
The recommendation comes as a result of a lawsuit against US Soccer, which will also be rolling out a new safety campaign in the months to come.