There has been an increase in the media attention surrounding retired National Football League players and the lasting effects from previous injuries. With more than 20 million children under the age of 17 participating in competitive sports, the attention in the lasting effects of injuries in professional players has trickled down to the youth level. Of the approximately 20 million children participating in competitive sports, the largest portion of the participants is playing youth football. The University of South Carolina Athletic Training Department is partaking in a multisite research study conducted by the Datalys Center to track the injuries of two different types of youth football leagues in the Midlands area. One of the leagues is an age-weight league, meaning if an athlete is within a certain age and weight range then they can play in a specific league. The other is an age-only league, meaning that any athlete within an age range can play in this league, regardless of weight.