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What are some ways to reduce the risk of concussion in football?

Make sure that the helmet is snug on the head with about one inch between the eyebrow and helmet pads. Be sure that all the pads are clipped in properly and all facemask clips are screwed or locked in properly. Make sure that the helmet's air level is correct. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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