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June 16, 2020

Six Ways Coaches Can Promote Long-Term Athletic Development

Research shows that kids begin sports earlier and specialize in sports sooner than they did in the past. The trend toward earlier specialization may improve sports skills in the short-term, but it is not leading to better long-term athletic developme...


guidelines
May 11, 2020

ACHA announces guidelines for return of college sports

New guidelines have been laid out by the American College Health Association (ACHA) for how to safely return to sports in the college athletics world amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, May 7, the ACHA announced additional guidance for insti...


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May 7, 2020

Nebraska’s sports psychologist focusing on mental health training

University of Nebraska's director of sports psychology Dr. Brett Haskell is encouraging student-athletes to partake in mental health training during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Big Ten Conference schools extending the start of team activities unti...


crashcourse concussion video
January 20, 2020

North Carolina requires showing of concussion education video

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Board of Directors passed regulations last week mandating that schools require parents and students to view a concussion education video known as CrashCourse prior to each season. The vid...


January 2, 2020

Portable diagnostic X-ray unit allows for sideline evaluation of football injuries

In response to the commitment made by NFL and collegiate football programs to provide better injury evaluation and medical care on the sideline, MinXray Inc., a key global supplier of portable, compact digital imaging equipment, has introduced Impact...


athletic trainers
November 18, 2019

Editorial: Full-time athletic trainers can no longer be optional

[caption id="attachment_28416" align="aligncenter" width="490"] David Koch, an embedded athletic trainer with the U.S. Air Force 59th Medical Wing’s VIPER Clinic, works with a trainee in a program examining the effectiveness of embedding athletic t...


athlete refueling
November 6, 2019

Rapid Recovery: Refueling the body after an intense workout

What athletes do nutrition-wise following a hard workout is just as important as the physical efforts they undertake. It can determine the quality of the next day’s training session. It also can affect their ability to avoid injures and burnout...


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October 28, 2019

The role of sleep in athletic performance

[caption id="attachment_28368" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo: Lorie Shaull[/caption] Sleep is often the first thing players and coaches sacrifice, but that turns out to be a poor choice. In his 2011 article in Harvard Business Review, “Sl...


October 16, 2019

NATA offers 6 recommendations to reduce specialization-related injuries

From the NATA In anticipation of National Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) released an official statement with health-focused recommendations to reduce the...


October 16, 2019

Study identifies 3 sports with highest concussion rates

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that concussion rates in football games are on the rise. However, the rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussion in all sports have declined. The study included...