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injury prevention

June 19, 2020

Climate Control: Handling Heat Acclimation in Athletes

The entire sports world hopes and prays for a return to normalcy by the Autumn of 2020 following a spring and summer rife with cancellations and disappointments. A return to the former status quo would mean that fall athletes will be gearing up for t...


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...


January 18, 2019

Free ACL injury prevention course available from NFHS

A new online education course regarding ACL injury prevention is now available on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center, thanks to a partnership between the NFHS and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Th...


athletic trainer
November 16, 2018

Researchers examine how availability of ATs affects athletes

From the University of Wisconsin Student-athletes attending high schools with limited access to athletic trainers are far less likely to have a sport-related concussion identified, assessed and managed properly, compared to schools with athletic...


March 9, 2017

Preventing baseball injuries with specific exercises

Baseball remains an extremely popular sport among youths and adolescents and will likely experience an even greater resurgence following the dramatic 2016 World Series. Baseball, however, also remains a sport that gravitates toward early specializati...


July 10, 2013

SportsMed: Helping to avoid catastrophic injuries

Injuries are extremely common in high school and collegiate athletics, but the vast majority are not catastrophic. Because catastrophic injuries are rare, complacency about ensuring athlete safety can develop. Is your athletic department doing eve...