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stimulants
June 18, 2020

Brain Game: Using Data To Prevent Concussions in Athletes

There was a time in the early to mid-2000s where ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, hosted a weekly segment on its Sunday NFL Countdown program under the title ‘Jacked Up!’. The premise for ‘Jacked Up!’ was fairly simple: compile the week...


June 16, 2020

Six Ways Coaches Can Promote Long-Term Athletic Development

Research shows that kids begin sports earlier and specialize in sports sooner than they did in the past. The trend toward earlier specialization may improve sports skills in the short-term, but it is not leading to better long-term athletic developme...


guidelines
May 11, 2020

ACHA announces guidelines for return of college sports

New guidelines have been laid out by the American College Health Association (ACHA) for how to safely return to sports in the college athletics world amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, May 7, the ACHA announced additional guidance for insti...


ivy
May 7, 2020

Nebraska’s sports psychologist focusing on mental health training

University of Nebraska's director of sports psychology Dr. Brett Haskell is encouraging student-athletes to partake in mental health training during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Big Ten Conference schools extending the start of team activities unti...


connected
April 1, 2020

Cape Cod schools stay connected during self quarantine

While schools are out of session amid the coronavirus outbreak, schools on Cape Cod, MA, are staying connected by participating in virtual challenges via social media. Spring sports may be put on hold until May 4 at the earliest in Massachusetts, ...


Michigan State athletes running
February 4, 2020

Powerline: Health & safety in conditioning programs

[caption id="attachment_28677" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photos: Ken Mannie[/caption] Without question, the top priorities in athletics are the health, safety and welfare of our student-athletes. This responsibility is shared by administrator...


crashcourse concussion video
January 20, 2020

North Carolina requires showing of concussion education video

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Board of Directors passed regulations last week mandating that schools require parents and students to view a concussion education video known as CrashCourse prior to each season. The vid...


athlete training
January 16, 2020

Quality of Movement: Strength coaches placing more emphasis on mobility

[caption id="attachment_28546" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Photos: Hewitt Tomlin[/caption] Breathing, movement and quality of life are essential to the human experience. From salespeople to construction workers, movement is an essential part of...


January 14, 2020

Joel Raether named NSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year

Colorado Springs, CO — The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce that Coach Joel Raether has been selected as the NSCA’s Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2020. Coach Raether become...


January 2, 2020

Portable diagnostic X-ray unit allows for sideline evaluation of football injuries

In response to the commitment made by NFL and collegiate football programs to provide better injury evaluation and medical care on the sideline, MinXray Inc., a key global supplier of portable, compact digital imaging equipment, has introduced Impact...