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January 22, 2013

2012 NIAAA Video: Requiring Photo ID At Events

Racine Horlick High School (Wisconsin) athletic director Jay Hammes believes in more safety measures for creating safe, controlled events.Coach And Athletic Director’s editor-in-chief Michael Austin interviewed Horlick at the 2012 NIAAA confere...


January 17, 2013

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Makes 1st Statement On Concussions

Medscape Today, Megan Brookshttp://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/777800An athlete with concussion should not return to practice or competitive play until all symptoms have resolved, in order to avoid the risk for further injury during the vulnerable p...


January 14, 2013

Teens May Need More Time To Heal From Concussions

Boston Globe, Karen Weintraubhttp://bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/01/14/kids-may-take-longer-heal-from-concussions-than-previously-thought/B2eA8Ut4KsmQEVkY0mJDIN/story.htmlWhen high school junior Madeline Uretsky sits down to do her ...


November 28, 2012

Instituting an emergency action plan

The most important responsibility of individuals who have administrative duties with athletic departments and sport organizations is not to win games. Most assuredly, it's critical to establish and maintain a safe environment for training and com...


October 17, 2012

Minnesota Dept. Of Health Tracking Concussions In H.S. Athletes

CBS Minnesotahttp://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/10/17/health-department-tracking-concussions-in-high-school-athletes/MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the first time, solid numbers are being collected in Minnesota on how concussions really affect high s...


October 10, 2012

How to refuel during competition

The pros and cons of sports drinks, energy gels, liquid food supplements and energy bars The myriad sport-specific fueling options available to athletes today means it's much easier to refuel while on the move. You, and your athletes, are not alone,...


September 28, 2012

Youth Leagues Adapt To Combat Concussions

Poughkeepsie Journalhttp://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20120927/SPORTS06/309270032Playing football for Poughkeepsie High School 20 years ago, and playing for the Poughkeepsie Pioneers Pop Warner program even before that, Karega Wood remembers...


September 26, 2012

Follow heat-acclimatization guidelines

Pushing athletes too hard in preseason practices is a recipe for disaster By Brendon P. McDermott, PhD, ATC, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga If there was a pill that offered your athletes protection against heat illness, and increased thei...


September 26, 2012

Differentiating between junk and useful research

Be prepared to answer your athletes' questions about the latest nutrition fads Miracle supplement or snake oil? A revolutionary new eating plan or a fad diet? Thanks to the internet, finding accurate sports nutrition information should be easi...


September 19, 2012

Nutritional Value: Explaining the Female Athlete Triad

In 1997, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) issued its original position on the Female Athlete Triad. The triad, a trio of troublesome health concerns occurring in females that exercise, had been noted for more than 30 years. [caption ...