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Football participation increases despite concussion concerns
Football participation increases despite concussion concerns

Despite concerns over the risk of concussion injuries, football participation among high school students increased for the first time in five years, with an additional 6,607 boys participating in 11-man football during the 2013-14 school year, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Assns. Overall, sports participation increased for the 25th consecutive year, rising to 7,795,658, a record. The increase was 82,081. Girls participation also set a record at 3,267,664 and increased 44,941. Boys participation reached more than 4.5 million. Football had 1,093,234 participants. "With the precautions that...

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