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December 11, 2017

Using the Functional Movement Screen to assess athletic ability

Over the last few years, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) has become a popular clinical tool in the athletic industry. Physical therapist Gray Cook and athletic trainer Lee Burton designed it to capture fundamental movement and identify movement ...


November 21, 2017

Survey: 36 percent of parents would let 10-year-old play football

A survey recently conducted by Today.com found that just 36 percent of parents would let their 10-year-old play tackle football. The survey was part of NBC's Changing the Game TODAY series, which takes a look at the state of youth sports. The firs...


November 16, 2017

Study: Heart screenings for athletes largely ineffective

Fewer than one in five cases of sudden cardiac arrest among athletes would have been prevented with a heart screening, according to a new study. Research was led by Dr. Paul Dorian at the University of Toronto, and reported in The New England Jour...


October 24, 2017

Oklahoma State football promotes sleep to improve performance

Oklahoma State University’s football team this week climbed to 11th in the national rankings, and coaches are giving at least a portion of the credit to the team’s sleeping habits. [caption id="attachment_19195" align="alignright" width="199"...


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...