Few things are more American than football. (Save maybe apple pie, country music, and weekend BBQs.) If you come from a big-time football family, then gathering around the TV every Sunday to watch your team bring home another win is probably one of your favorite pastimes, and signing your kid up for pee-wee football season is practically a rite of passage. But for the last few years, health experts have started to question whether we’re starting our kids too young when it comes to the contact sport — and this week, a new PSA is warning parents about the long-term damage youth football can pose.

The clip, released Thursday by the Concussion Legacy Foundation, is called “Tackle Can Wait,” and it opens on two pee wee football teams facing off. Someone hikes the ball, others scramble, and in a quick rush we see flashes of a game well-played.

More in category

Today's Grounding Full Moon Could Help Lower Your Baseline Anxiety
November 11, 2019mindbodygreen
Today's Grounding Full Moon Could Help Lower Your Baseline Anxiety
Smoking May Raise Psychosis, Depression Risk
November 10, 2019Medscape
Smoking May Raise Psychosis, Depression Risk
Nike Aims to Reduce Common Running Injuries with Its Latest Shoe Launch
November 06, 2019Shape
Nike Aims to Reduce Common Running Injuries with Its Latest Shoe Launch
The Best Marathons in the World
November 11, 2019Runner's World
The Best Marathons in the World
Ireland blocks booze ads near schools, trains, buses, daycares, cinemas
November 11, 2019MSN
Ireland blocks booze ads near schools, trains, buses, daycares, cinemas
Narrative medicine: The importance of storytelling in health care
November 11, 2019MSN
Narrative medicine: The importance of storytelling in health care
Age of first period may be a warning of future heart problems
November 11, 2019MSN
Age of first period may be a warning of future heart problems
Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates
November 08, 2019WebMD
Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates
Think Vaping Is Heathier for Your Heart Than Smoking? Think Again
November 11, 2019WebMD
Think Vaping Is Heathier for Your Heart Than Smoking? Think Again
Pediatric Concussion Consensus Limited by Weak Evidence
November 10, 2019Medscape
Pediatric Concussion Consensus Limited by Weak Evidence
Using weed regularly raises the risk of heart problems for young people, studies find
November 11, 2019MSN
Using weed regularly raises the risk of heart problems for young people, studies find
Watch the ‘Footloose’ dance warmup that gets these high schoolers ready to face
November 11, 2019MSN
Watch the ‘Footloose’ dance warmup that gets these high schoolers ready to face
CDC: Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases
November 11, 2019WebMD
CDC: Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases
Trump Administration Wants to Raise Age to Buy E-Cigs to 21
November 11, 2019WebMD
Trump Administration Wants to Raise Age to Buy E-Cigs to 21
Hair care issues may keep some black women from exercising, study says
November 11, 2019MSN
Hair care issues may keep some black women from exercising, study says
How long is a cold contagious?
November 11, 2019MSN
How long is a cold contagious?
Many Doctors Feel Angry, Undervalued by Warren's Health Plan
November 10, 2019Medscape
Many Doctors Feel Angry, Undervalued by Warren's Health Plan
12 tons of pizza toppings recalled over listeria fears
November 11, 2019MSN
12 tons of pizza toppings recalled over listeria fears
Don't Like How Veggies Taste? New Study Finds Your Genes May Be To Blame
November 11, 2019mindbodygreen
Don't Like How Veggies Taste? New Study Finds Your Genes May Be To Blame
Diet, body clock, hormones, and metabolism: What's the link?
November 11, 2019MedicalNewsToday
Diet, body clock, hormones, and metabolism: What's the link?
Hasan Minhaj, on Mental Health
November 10, 2019Men's Health
Hasan Minhaj, on Mental Health