July 22, 2016

Study: Limits on football practice contact making a big difference

Limiting contact during high school football practices was undoubtedly going to reduce head-impact exposure for athletes, but we were unsure just how much. Now, we finally have an idea. [caption id="attachment_14682" align="alignright" width="...

December 18, 2015

Helmetless tackling, blocking drills lead to decrease in head impacts

From the National Athletic Trainers' Association Head impacts in football players are directly associated with brain and spine injury and have been suggested to be associated with chronic injuries, making this a topic of continued national concern. ...

July 15, 2015

Ohio joins other states in limiting football practice contact

Ohio has joined a number of other states in limiting the amount of contact high school football teams are allowed during practices. The Ohio High School Athletic Association approved the measure Monday, adopting recommendations from the National F...

June 16, 2015

Illinois approves contact restrictions for high school football

The Illinois High School Association has approved new rules beginning with the upcoming football season that will limit the number of hours and days each week that a team can have live contact during full-pad practices. During the season, teams wi...

May 20, 2015

Excessive contact rule in HS hoops now includes all ball handlers

The National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Committee has expanded a provision on contact with ball handlers that was put in place last year. The rule created in 2014 prohibited excessive contact on ball handlers ...