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April 29, 2020

Study: Altering starting position may reduce head injuries

According to a recent study, offensive linemen experienced roughly 40 percent fewer hits to the head when they began the play in a two-point stance as opposed to a three-point stance. The research was conducted in conjunction with Pu...


February 4, 2020

USA Football accepting grant applications from youth, high school teams

Youth, middle school and high school football programs may apply now through March 9 for USA Football’s equipment grant program, offering $1 million in resources to benefit young athletes. USA Football is a member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralymp...


November 12, 2019

Missouri high school told to end coach-led prayer ritual

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is demanding that a Missouri high school end a prayer group that's led by football coaches before and after games. The Wisconsin-based non-profit group sent a letter to Cameron R-1 School District Super...


November 11, 2019

Parents chase referee off field at Washington youth football game

A referee at a Washington youth football game earlier this month was chased off of the field by a group of parents, who then began fighting each other. Police in Orting, southeast of Tacoma, continue to investigate the incident. According to Q13 N...


October 23, 2019

Missouri school fires all football coaches after suspended player suits up under different name

A St. Louis high school last week fired all of its football coaches and canceled the remainder the season after a suspended running back was caught playing under a different name. Cardinal Ritter College Prep junior Bill Jackson was supposed to se...


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...


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October 14, 2019

PSA compares youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

The Concussion Legacy Foundation last week unveiled its "Tackle Can Wait" PSA, comparing the dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes. The Boston-based organization hopes to change how we handle and understand concussions in sports. ...


August 22, 2019

Handling the Heat: Keep your players safe as the season kicks off

{Sponsored} As the fall sports season begins to come into focus, many regions of the United States can expect late-summer and early-fall heat waves before cooler temperatures settle in. According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the averag...