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safety

February 7, 2019

A.D.ministration: Alleviating concerns over football safety

Concerns over safety and concussions may contribute to the decline in football participation. The issue of concussions and their long-range effects cannot or should not be easily dismissed. It’s an important topic for parents and athletes, and it...


November 19, 2018

Between the Lines: Gun violence presents new security challenges

[caption id="attachment_26932" align="alignleft" width="98"] Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Athletic programs these days must worry about hazing, concussions and cases of sexual assault. There are declining budgets and rising costs. Referee numbers are dwi...


August 21, 2018

Texas school districts adopt clear-bag policy for events

Two Texas school districts have implemented a clear-bag policy for all athletic events in an effort to keep fans safe. The Austin Independent School District begins its clear-bag policy on Aug. 30, enforcing the restriction at five different facil...


December 20, 2016

Dutch study: Artificial turf fields are safe for athletes

A new report published by a Dutch public health organization says that artificial turf fields are safe for athletes. The study was conducted by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. In recent years, fears over the chemica...


November 30, 2016

Recycled rubber, turf industries adopting new safety standards

Leading members of the recycled rubber and synthetic turf industries today announced that they are jointly cooperating to ensure all synthetic turf and playground infills meet new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) toy standards for he...


October 20, 2016

NBA announces first youth basketball guidelines

The NBA and USA Basketball have teamed up to develop the first-ever youth basketball guidelines aimed at improving the way children, parents and coaches experience the game, with a specific emphasis on promoting player health and wellness. These g...


February 25, 2016

Arizona coach Miller sounds off on court storming

Colorado fans celebrated the Buffaloes’ 75-72 win over Arizona on Wednesday by storming the court, and that didn’t sit well with Wildcats coach Sean Miller. [caption id="attachment_15492" align="alignright" width="316"] Screenshot via YouTube[...


November 18, 2015

ESPN awards USA Football $250K to advance player safety

ESPN is continuing its support for USA Football by donating $250,000 to advance the safety of playing football with standards rooted in the best available science on high school and youth levels through USA Football resources and programs. The financ...