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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...


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...