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February 05, 2014

Parents of Deceased H.S. Football Player File Notice of Claim Against School

The parents of a 16-year-old who died this past fall from football-related brain trauma have filed a notice of claim against his upstate New York school.

January 12, 2014

ESPN Reporters Raise a Red Flag on 'Heads Up Football' Program

Two ESPN reporters released a report on Sunday raising concerns about a youth-football-safety program endorsed by the National Football League.

September 04, 2013

Survey: Collegiate Athletic Trainers Face Conflicts on Medical Decisions

More than 50 athletic trainers and medical professionals say they've been pressured to clear concussed players before they were medically ready to return.

August 22, 2013

Big Ten Conference Partnering With USA Football to Promote Safety

The Big Ten Conference will partner with USA Football to promote player safety among young student-athletes.

August 02, 2013

Guidelines Focus on Effective Sports-Medicine Management for Youth-Athletes

The National Athletic Trainer's Association released a consensus statement on best practices for sports medicine management for secondary and collegiate sports programs.

July 01, 2013

Hazing Rituals in High School Sports Becoming More Sexually Violent

A recent investigation reveals that sexually violent forms of hazing is prevalent among secondary school athletes.

June 25, 2013

'Best Practice' Policies Focus on Preventing Student-Athlete Deaths

A task force of leading health professionals are offering best-practice policies on how to prevent youth sports-related deaths caused by common injuries such as concussions and cardiac arrest.

June 21, 2013

District Reverses Ban on Dodgeball-Esque 'Human-Target' Games

The Windham (N.H.) school board voted to reverse course on a ban on dodgeball-style human-target games during physical education classes.

June 18, 2013

House Ed. Leader Asks GAO to Investigate Youth-Sports Sex Abuse

The top Democrat on the U.S. House education committee, wants the GAO to examine the prevalence of sexual and other abuse among student-athletes.

June 05, 2013

Pac-12 Announces Plan to Limit Contact in Football Practices

While this particular move won't have an immediate impact on current high school student-athletes, it's almost certain to affect some in the long run.

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