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September 19, 2017

Study: Children under 12 shouldn’t play tackle football

A study released Tuesday concluded that children who participate in tackle football before the age of 12 are at a greater risk for incurring later-life brain issues. The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Translational Psychiatry. It...


September 14, 2017

SportsMed: Minimizing back injury risks in the weight room

Weight training programs should result in reduction of injury-risk, along with gains in muscle strength, power, endurance and improvement in sport performance. But weight training can cause injury, with the low back being particularly vulnerab...


August 22, 2017

Asthma response training now required for all Minn. coaches

The Minnesota State High School League has joined the Minnesota Department of Health’s asthma program to launch an online training program that teaches coaches about asthma symptoms and how to respond if a student-athlete has an asthma attack. T...


August 10, 2017

States ranked by implementation of sudden death policies

From the Korey Stringer Institute Preparing for an emergency should be the top priority for schools to ensure the safety of their athletes. Through the implementation of required policies and procedures, schools can be well prepared in the unfortu...


July 28, 2017

Study: Specialized athletes suffer more lower-extremity injuries

A new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin has found that specialized athletes suffer more lower-extremity injuries than those who play multiple sports. The study, published last week by The American Journal of Sports Medicine, looked at...


July 27, 2017

Five summer tips for athletes

It’s that time of year. Spring sports have wrapped up, the school year has ended and summer begins. As athletes continue to balance their sports schedules during the summer months through a variety of tournaments, summer leagues and club organizati...


July 18, 2017

Kentucky mandates face protection for prep softball players

Kentucky on Tuesday became the first state to require high school softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen to wear face protection on the field. [caption id="attachment_24405" align="alignleft" width="267"] High school softball pitchers ...


July 14, 2017

Florida high school football player dies after suffering heat stroke

A Florida high school football player died Monday, two weeks after suffering a heat stroke during one of the team's offseason workouts. Zachary Polsenberg, 16, collapsed during a June 29 workout, and his body core temperature registered at 107 deg...


July 10, 2017

NFL awards $2.6M grant to study concussion rehabilitation

The NFL is helping to fund the first large-scale study into the most effective ways to rehabilitate young athletes who have suffered a concussion. The University of North Carolina was awarded a $2.6 million grant for the project, which is expecte...


June 26, 2017

Warren Sapp: Eliminate tackling in youth football leagues

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says changes must be made to improve the long-term health of football players, and that starts by eliminating tackling in all youth leagues. [caption id="attachment_24204" align="alignright" width="271"] NFL Hall of F...