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September 12, 2018

Study suggests tackle football should wait until high school

A new report published by the Aspen Institute suggests that tackle football shouldn't be introduced to athletes until high school, which in turn would minimize head impacts and possibly draw more interest from kids who are reluctant to play the game....

September 10, 2018

VICIS announces Zero1 helmet for youth football players

Today, VICIS announced its plan to introduce the Zero1 Youth football helmet, the youth version of its top-rated Zero1 model. The Zero1 Youth helmet incorporates technology from the Zero1, currently worn by hundreds of professional athletes and play...

September 7, 2018

N.J. football coach fired after leaving profane voicemail with parent of former player

A New Jersey football coach was fired from his high school job today after leaving a profanity-laced voicemail with the parent of a former player on his youth team. In the message, the coach threatens to blitz his defense on every single play until "...

September 5, 2018

Riddell, Peyton Manning award equipment to 18 football teams

Today, Riddell and brand ambassador Peyton Manning announced the 18 recipients of the 2018 Smarter Football equipment grants and congratulated each program with a personalized video message from Manning. [caption id="attachment_26821" align="al...

August 15, 2018

Pop Warner partners with Go4Ellis to increase presence of athletic trainers

Langhorne, PA — Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, and Go4Ellis, an online platform that connects athletic trainers with sports event operators, on Tuesday announced a partnership for...

July 30, 2018

Coaching certification: making a big impact on coaches and players

{Sponsored} Former athletic director Michael Krueger pushed his staff to always defer to best practices, promoting safety and the latest research in the field of football coaching. His coaches were able to use common terminology, learn technical a...

July 30, 2018

Video Replay: Hooking Players on Practice

{Sponsored} Every new generation learns differently than the last; it is imperative that coaches utilize strategies that will reach their students in order to have the biggest impact. However, coaching does not seem to evolve as fast in most sports. ...

July 25, 2018

How heat acclimatization guidelines have made a difference

In 2009, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) spearheaded a task force that developed the Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics. David Csillan, a NATA member who...

July 24, 2018

Texas referees say verbal abuse is forcing them from profession

A survey found that 80 percent of Texas high school football referees who left the profession in 2017 did so because of the constant verbal abuse that's thrown their way. The survey, released earlier this month, was conducted by the Texas Associat...

July 18, 2018

Building Relationships, Building Muscles

{Sponsored} Coaches are unique among other teachers. Coaches get to influence players’ skills on and off the football field. They teach life lessons other faculty may not have the opportunity to teach. Coaches forge their student-athletes with a se...