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ERIC Number: ED109127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
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A Comparison of Injuries between Flag and Touch Football.
Martin, Stephen L.
This study was designed to determine whether fewer and less serious injuries result from participation in touch football as compared with flag football. A survey was taken of 30 flag football games and 30 touch football games and the incidence of injuries was recorded on a checklist. Results of the survey suggest the following: (a) intramural or other programs sponsoring flag football leagues should investigate the possibility of reducing injury rates by playing touch football; (b) since linemen are the major injury victims, rules concerning contact at or near the line of scrimmage should be closely evaluated by program administrators and strictly enforced by game officials; and (c) players playing on nylon artificial fields should be strongly encouraged or required to wear long pants and long sleeve shirts or elbow and knee pads to reduce abrasions. (JS)
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