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player safety

return
August 11, 2020

Ready to Return: A Snapshot Into 3 Schools Attempting To Resume Athletic Activities

With schools and organizations rearing to resume athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic — with some having already begun playing live games — ensuring the safety of coaches, student-athletes and staff members is priority number one for at...


severe weather
August 10, 2020

Eye of the Storm: Using Integrated Technology to Track Severe Weather

On average, the state of Oklahoma gets hit by 52 tornadoes per year. With the constant concern of severe weather, athletic administrators from Hennessey High School in Hennessey, Oklahoma must be prepared for the event of a tornado and how to protect...


head
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...


July 28, 2019

Tips for creating a sanitary environment for athletes

Schools would be amazed at what a difference a clean facility can make. They might be more surprised by what can happen if they neglect their duty to create a sanitary, safe atmosphere. Part of the equation is the cleaning products and methods use...


July 28, 2019

MRSA: What you need to know

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics and may cause skin and other infections. As with all regular staph infections, recognizing the signs and rec...


July 25, 2018

How heat acclimatization guidelines have made a difference

In 2009, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) spearheaded a task force that developed the Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics. David Csillan, a NATA member who...


fall sports
November 10, 2015

U.S. Soccer recommends ban on headers for youth players

U.S. Soccer announced Monday its recommendation to ban headers for the sport's youth players in an effort to minimize the risks of concussions. [caption id="attachment_14540" align="alignright" width="284"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The a...


June 26, 2015

Oregon to begin requiring Heads Up Football training for coaches

Beginning in 2016, all Oregon high school football coaches will be required to enroll into the Heads Up Football program to help keep student-athletes safe on the field. The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) is the first high school athl...