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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...


June 16, 2017

Illinois opts not to fund PED testing program for HS athletes

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) will not fund its PED testing program during the upcoming school year, instead focusing its efforts on education and awareness. The IHSA's board of directors made the decision during its final meeting of...


June 15, 2017

Rebounding from ACL injuries

The knee is an intricate part of the human body. Bones, muscles and ligaments work together to help athletes compete at the highest levels. Unfortunately, intense competition can sometimes lead to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which connec...


June 6, 2017

Study: HS boys fear looking ‘weak’ by reporting concussions

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that high school boys are more reluctant to report concussion symptoms to their coaches out of fear of looking "weak." Researchers said that boys and girls have similar knowledge about c...


May 23, 2017

Penn launches five-year study on sports-related concussions

The University of Pennsylvania is teaming up with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on a five-year study to improve the diagnosis of sports-related concussions. The study will be funded by a $4.5 million grant from the National Instit...


May 15, 2017

Is foot pronation as bad as it seems?

Runners today must often travel to their nearest specialty shoe store for recommendations on the best footwear. Typically, after taking shoe size measurements, sales people will take the athlete through a gait analysis by either running across the sa...


April 25, 2017

6 nutrition tips to maintain muscle mass

If you do not eat enough, or the timing of your meals is off, you’re on the path to losing muscle mass, depleting energy stores and hitting the proverbial “no energy” wall. Here’s a simple game plan for avoiding this: • Eat breakfast every...


April 19, 2017

Ankle braces add comfort, confidence for athletes of all ages

{Sponsored} Anna Church started playing volleyball at 8 years old. By age 13, she recognized the need for ankle protection and turned to Active Ankle® braces for support. Over the course of a ten-year — and counting — volleyball career, Churc...


March 16, 2017

Four critical vitamins and minerals for athletes

Coaches and trainers often advise athletes to take supplements to meet the demands of workouts and competition. In reality, eating a varied diet is the simplest and most effective way to supply the body with the fuel and nutrients that it requires da...


March 9, 2017

Preventing baseball injuries with specific exercises

Baseball remains an extremely popular sport among youths and adolescents and will likely experience an even greater resurgence following the dramatic 2016 World Series. Baseball, however, also remains a sport that gravitates toward early specializati...