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high school sports

concussion
October 12, 2021

Teen Female Athletes See Big Increase in Head Injuries

The epidemiology of sports-related concussions (SRCs) and closed head injuries (CHIs) in high school females remain largely undefined at the national level, especially for unorganized sports and recreational activities such as equestrian and snow-rel...


aid
October 7, 2021

High Schools Shifting COVID Aid to Athletics

In an effort to help schools reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress issued $123 billion from its federal pandemic relief aid plan. And with little limits on how the money can be spent by the schools, many are opting to use large port...


miaa
September 30, 2021

MIAA OKs Recommendation for Student-Athletes to Receive COVID Vaccine

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and its board of directors approved a recommendation made by the Sports Medicine Committee (SMC) to recommend high school student-athletes get vaccinated against COVID, according to a repo...


hazing
September 29, 2021

Colorado High School Names New Coach Following Hazing Incident

A Colorado high school football team was allowed to resume practice this week for the first time since being suspended amid a sexual misconduct and hazing investigation. Falcon High School will now be lead by Josh Flores, who started the season as...


learning
September 16, 2021

Social-Emotional Learning Through Strength & Conditioning

Sports teach life lessons. At least that’s what we have been told.  In my time as an athlete and coach, I have yet to see a football, a basketball, or a barbell teach a young person about character. However, I have seen countless coaches use th...


young
September 13, 2021

A Job Guide for Young Coaches

In 2010 I became the head football coach at an inner-city school in Nashville. In doing so, I inherited a young assistant coach by the name of Bob Gecewich. After several years of coaching together, Bob moved on and has since become a head coach hims...


concussion
September 1, 2021

Study: Female Athletes’ Concussion Rates Twice as High as Males

The epidemiology of sports-related concussions (SRCs) and closed head injuries (CHIs) in high school females remain largely undefined at the national level, especially for unorganized sports and recreational activities such as equestrian and snow-rel...


cardiac
August 31, 2021

Updates for Assessing Potential Cardiac Issues in Athletes with Prior COVID

An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) reconvened this summer to update guidance from last summer for assessing – befor...