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youth sports

November 1, 2016

Study: Kids’ brains altered after just one season of football

A new study suggests that sub-concussive blows might be enough to alter the brains of young children who play football. The study was conducted with the help of researchers at the Wake Forest School of Medicine and published in the medical journ...


October 10, 2016

SportsMed: The dangers of early sport specialization

Compared to previous generations, children today are becoming more exposed to year-round, recurring-season participation in a single sport. Parents hope that their children can become sports superstars, and the pressure to play a single sport at youn...


October 7, 2016

Playing & Practicing: Why you can’t have one without the other

Baseball is an individual sport played within a team concept. It was that way when Abner Doubleday invented the game in 1839 and remains that way here in 2016. It’s a constant of the game’s blueprint that likely won’t ever change. What has c...


September 15, 2016

Study: Rate of injuries among youth soccer players has doubled

A new study released this week suggests that the rate of injuries among youth soccer players has dramatically increased since 1990. The study — conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Childr...


September 13, 2016

Poll: How do club/travel programs impact young athletes?

In August, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers what kind of impact they believe club and travel sports programs have on young athletes. Here are the results of our poll, along with some of the comments. • We are placing too much emphasis...


September 7, 2016

Delaware expands concussion law to athletes outside of schools

Delaware kids who participate in recreation, club and youth sports organizations will now be subject to the same concussion guidelines as those participating in school-sponsored athletics. Gov. Jack Markell signed the bill on Tuesday, expanding o...


August 8, 2016

Profane rant gets youth baseball coach banned

A California youth baseball coach has been banned by the U.S. Amateur Baseball Federation after a profanity-laced tirade toward an umpire was caught on film. [caption id="attachment_17214" align="alignright" width="278"] Screenshot via CBS 8[/capt...


July 12, 2016

Study finds concussions have doubled among U.S. kids

A recent study has found that concussions are on the rise among U.S. kids and teens. The study, presented Sunday at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's annual meeting, concluded that concussions during adolescence may be more c...