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November 10, 2015

U.S. Soccer recommends ban on headers for youth players

U.S. Soccer announced Monday its recommendation to ban headers for the sport's youth players in an effort to minimize the risks of concussions. [caption id="attachment_14540" align="alignright" width="284"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The a...


October 29, 2015

Study: Soccer leads to most ACL injuries in female athletes

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have found that the majority of ACL injuries in female athletes come from playing soccer. [caption id="attachment_13260" align="alignright" width="272"] Soccer is responsible for the greatest ...


July 28, 2015

Self-Discpline is Key

Jason Adkins, head soccer coach at Smithson Valley High School (Texas), talks about the value in having disciplined players who are accountable for their actions. ...


non-core
July 21, 2015

Mapping how far athletes run during competition

Unless we're talking about track or cross country, its difficult to map exactly how far athletes run during competition. Fortunately for us, today's technology is helping us solve that problem. [caption id="attachment_13463" align="alignright" wi...


July 16, 2015

Schools can afford impressive stadium displays if they get creative

Telling score might be the least impressive feature of scoreboards these days. If your stadium doesn’t have the ability to play back in-game highlights or update scores from throughout the conference, you might be behind the curve. An athletic a...


July 6, 2015

Multi-sport participation key for women’s World Cup champs

Add Abby Wambach to the growing list of athletes who credit multi-sport participation for helping them excel at their respective sport. [caption id="attachment_13235" align="alignright" width="234"] Abby Wambach credits basketball with helping...


June 29, 2015

Drills, exercises to help athletes across multiple sports

For many sports, it’s now time to plan your offseason development program. Your goal is to design a program that directs you toward your fall goals. When designing your offseason performance program, for example, basketball players want to inclu...


April 15, 2015

Survey: Prep coaches uninterested in injury prevention programs

A new survey of high school coaches found that less than 10 percent of them implement injury prevention programs as designed. The study looked at 66 basketball and soccer coaches at 15 Oregon high schools who completed online surveys questioning t...


April 8, 2015

Wisconsin university cuts men’s soccer, tennis programs

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh will cut its men's soccer and tennis programs after the school year to provide its athletic department more financially stability and comply with Title IX requirements. [caption id="attachment_11635" align="al...


March 30, 2015

Compiling the perfect highlight résumé for athletes

A student athlete’s highlight film is akin to a professional résumé and requires a similar amount of preparation and revision before submission. Comparing the relative few numbers of college scholarships available to the hundreds of thousands of ...