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rugby action
July 17, 2019

Study: Rugby-style tackling may have lower force of impact than football style

From the American Academy of Neurology The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college athletes released Tuesday. The study will be pre...


baseball player on field
July 11, 2019

Colorado mandates mental health training for all coaches

Colorado high school coaches will now be required to take a course that improves their abilities to help student-athletes who may be struggling with mental health difficulties. The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) adopted the re...


athletic trainer injury
June 25, 2019

Study: 52% of college programs follow medical model of care for student-athletes

A new survey of college and university athletic trainers shows that 51.7% of their collegiate-level sports programs follow the NCAA-legislated independent medical model of care. In addition, 76.3% of respondents feel they have medical autonomy — th...


training muscle mass
April 22, 2019

Nutritional Value: Tips for gaining muscle mass

For many athletes, bulking up can play a key role in their personal development. In turn, it can directly influence a team’s overall success. For most athletes, the intention to bulk up or gain weight is a desire to increase lean muscle mass...


April 15, 2019

VICIS Zero1 tops list in NFL helmet performance testing

The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) last week released their annual Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results. For the third consecutive year, the VICIS ZERO1 helmet earned the No. 1 ranking. The NFL and NFLPA's annual testing asse...


athletic trainer injury
March 12, 2019

Study determines average number of recovery days after sports-related surgery

While there has been extensive research on when to return to sports, physicians don't have sufficient empirical evidence at their disposal to counsel adolescent and college-aged patients as to when they can return to school following surgery. A st...


January 23, 2019

Indiana senator wants drug testing for high school athletes

An Indiana senator has introduced a bill that would allow for random drug testing of the state's 153,000 high school athletes. Republican State Sen. Jean Leising said she wants to give schools another tool to combat drug use among student-athlete...


January 22, 2019

Texas bill would require heart screenings for HS athletes

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require the state's high school students to undergo a heart screening before participating in sports. Under State Rep. Dan Huberty's bill, "cardiac assessments" would be required before the athlete'...


January 21, 2019

Patriots players talk benefits of playing multiple sports

We write often about the benefits of playing a variety of sports. Numerous studies favor multisport participation for physical and mental health, yet some young athletes still believe specialization provides the best path toward a college scholarship...


January 18, 2019

Free ACL injury prevention course available from NFHS

A new online education course regarding ACL injury prevention is now available on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center, thanks to a partnership between the NFHS and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Th...