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January 17, 2013

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Makes 1st Statement On Concussions

Medscape Today, Megan Brookshttp://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/777800An athlete with concussion should not return to practice or competitive play until all symptoms have resolved, in order to avoid the risk for further injury during the vulnerable p...


January 15, 2013

Powerline: Putting the finishing touches on your workouts

Institute the 'one more rep' mentality to push athletes to safely overachieve Powerline always has been devoted to disseminating safe, useful, productive and efficient information across a broad spectrum of physical training components. This include...


January 14, 2013

Teens May Need More Time To Heal From Concussions

Boston Globe, Karen Weintraubhttp://bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/01/14/kids-may-take-longer-heal-from-concussions-than-previously-thought/B2eA8Ut4KsmQEVkY0mJDIN/story.htmlWhen high school junior Madeline Uretsky sits down to do her ...


November 28, 2012

Instituting an emergency action plan

The most important responsibility of individuals who have administrative duties with athletic departments and sport organizations is not to win games. Most assuredly, it's critical to establish and maintain a safe environment for training and com...


October 17, 2012

Minnesota Dept. Of Health Tracking Concussions In H.S. Athletes

CBS Minnesotahttp://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/10/17/health-department-tracking-concussions-in-high-school-athletes/MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the first time, solid numbers are being collected in Minnesota on how concussions really affect high s...


October 10, 2012

How to refuel during competition

The pros and cons of sports drinks, energy gels, liquid food supplements and energy bars The myriad sport-specific fueling options available to athletes today means it's much easier to refuel while on the move. You, and your athletes, are not alone,...


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October 5, 2012

Five points of emphasis for any successful strength program

Keep your athletes safe, healthy and improving with these ideas It's time to present some of the cornerstone points of emphasis for any strength and conditioning program. These points represent a combination of both technical tips and safety conside...


September 28, 2012

Youth Leagues Adapt To Combat Concussions

Poughkeepsie Journalhttp://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20120927/SPORTS06/309270032Playing football for Poughkeepsie High School 20 years ago, and playing for the Poughkeepsie Pioneers Pop Warner program even before that, Karega Wood remembers...


September 26, 2012

Follow heat-acclimatization guidelines

Pushing athletes too hard in preseason practices is a recipe for disaster By Brendon P. McDermott, PhD, ATC, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga If there was a pill that offered your athletes protection against heat illness, and increased thei...


September 26, 2012

Productive practices start with a purposeful warmup

All sports are better served by preparing the body and mind for movement Prior to beginning any workout, practice or game, it's important that players go through a proper warmup. Jumping right into a high-intensity activity may increase the chan...