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October 16, 2019

Study identifies 3 sports with highest concussion rates

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that concussion rates in football games are on the rise. However, the rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussion in all sports have declined. The study included...

October 15, 2019

Torrey Smith sounds off after coach faces possible suspension, fine for 36-0 win

A Philadelphia youth football coach is facing a possible fine and suspension after his team's 36-0 victory last weekend, and former NFL wideout Torrey Smith is not happy about it. Smith, who is the brother-in-law of the coach, Kyle Williams, weigh...

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October 14, 2019

PSA compares youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

The Concussion Legacy Foundation last week unveiled its "Tackle Can Wait" PSA, comparing the dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes. The Boston-based organization hopes to change how we handle and understand concussions in sports. ...

October 2, 2019

Arizona HS football coach steps down amid accusations of running up the score

An Arizona high school football coach resigned Monday after school administrators accused him of running up the score during last week's 60-0 victory. La Joya Community High School football coach Devin Dourisseau met Monday with the school's princ...

September 3, 2019

High school football game ends after player head-butts referee

An Ohio high school football game was cut short over the weekend after a player head-butted a referee during an apparent argument. Both the school district and the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) are investigating the incident, which...

August 22, 2019

Handling the Heat: Keep your players safe as the season kicks off

{Sponsored} As the fall sports season begins to come into focus, many regions of the United States can expect late-summer and early-fall heat waves before cooler temperatures settle in. According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the averag...

August 22, 2019

Jump-start the integration of new team members

{Sponsored} At the start of every season, coaches spend time helping integrate new athletes into their team. This could mean players who were part of the program and moved up to another team or maybe transfer students from another program. It’s imp...

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August 16, 2019

USA Football’s Development Model teaches how to be an athlete first

Reimagining something spurs inspired thought and action. It requires creative, innovative thinking to make something new or evolve it for the better. Reimagining the fitness and fun of our country’s favorite sport is the Football Development ...

July 25, 2019

Drew Brees tells kids ‘play as many sports as you can’

Becoming an NFL quarterback required more than just playing football as a young athlete. That was Drew Brees's message to youth football players last week in southern California. The 12-time Pro Bowler was helping to kick off his Football ‘N’ ...

July 22, 2019

Improving Player Safety and Reducing Concussions — Beyond the Gear

{Sponsored} Football is a sport mired in debates about safety — especially given the ever-changing concussion prevention recommendations. New gear promises to reduce the risk of concussion or other head trauma, but it is apparent that coaches need ...