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off-season training
January 3, 2024

5 components of a strong off-season training program

The main purpose of the off-season training schedule is to help improve your on-field performance. For field sport athletes such as American football that means balancing a whole array of different training qualities. You might think that it is en...


njsiaa
December 19, 2023

New Jersey bill could combat sudden cardiac arrest in athletics

A New Jersey congressman has introduced a bill to combat sudden cardiac arrest in young people, particularly student-athletes. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) introduced the bill, entitled the Cardiomyopathy Health, Education, Awareness, Research, a...


data breach
December 13, 2023

NCAA launches initiative to study online abuse in college sports

The NCAA announced today that it has engaged Signify Group to provide its Threat Matrix artificial intelligence service to support the Association in studying and responding to online abuse and threats directed at NCAA Championship participants inclu...


concussion
December 6, 2023

Get proactive about student-athlete concussions

Most people have seen the headlines about concussions as a common sports injury—and, naturally, parents of athletes may have concerns. A large misconception in sports is that previous concussions are to be blamed for ongoing headaches, blurred visi...


women's basketball
November 15, 2023

Strength development tactics for women’s basketball

Women's basketball is an acceleration and deceleration sport. Athletes are consistently changing direction and reacting to an opponent or ball. Many of their movements are performed while pushing off one leg, unless someone is standing still or ju...


concussion
November 7, 2023

University of Michigan Concussion Center helps athletes with head injuries

High school cheerleaders, like Catherine Vick from Paw Paw High School in Michigan, are among the most likely student-athletes to suffer a concussion. Vick suffered a concussion as a 10th-grader, and after telling her coaches, she entered a return...


vbt
November 6, 2023

Practical application of VBT to improve strength & conditioning

Delve into the scientific principles underpinning Velocity-Based Training (VBT) and its application in strength and conditioning programs. Gain insights into monitoring and adapting training loads for enhanced athlete performance. Discover practic...


msu
November 1, 2023

MSU, Mayo Clinic agree to $4 million partnership for sports medicine services

Minnesota State University (MSU) announced a partnership between its athletic programs and the Mayo Clinic Health System. The agreement takes effect December 1 and is part of a $4.14 million partnership that covers nearly six years. A recent st...


columbus
October 31, 2023

Columbus State dedicates new athletic training facility

Through charitable support from The Hughston Clinic, Columbus State University Athletics on Oct. 26 officially dedicated the new Hughston Clinic Sports Performance Center and the Champ L. Baker Jr. Athletic Training Room in memory of the renowned ort...


cte
October 10, 2023

Study says CTE may be overdiagnosed in living football players

Former pro football players with symptoms of depression or anxiety are far more likely to receive an unverifiable diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) than players without those mental health conditions, a new study reports. Players...