State-by-state variance in preparticipation physical evaluations for youth athletes suggests a need for nationwide standardization, concludes a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
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December 24, 2014
December 16, 2014
USA Football unveiled its sixth-annual "All-Fundamentals Team," a group of 26 NFL players from 22 teams that exhibit a fundamentally sound style of play that youths should aim to emulate.
November 13, 2014
Major League Baseball's new "Pitch Smart" initiative aims to preserve the arms of young baseball pitchers by limiting the number of pitches they throw on a day-to-day basis.
October 10, 2014
When it comes to youth-sports participation, parents host a variety of concerns, according to a new ESPN Sports Poll survey released Friday.
October 06, 2014
A New York high school football player died after collapsing on the field Wednesday, becoming the third reported death among high school football players within the past week.
September 20, 2014
Buzz Bissinger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Friday Night Lights," penned a column for Time magazine Thursday condemning parents for allowing children to play football.
August 14, 2014
Douglas County (Georgia) High School football player Zyrees Oliver passed away Monday after collapsing at his home following a football practice the previous week.
June 27, 2014
In a new position statement, the National Athletic Trainers' Association call for student-athletes to go through a seven- to 14-day heat-acclimatization period during the preseason to reduce the risk of serious heat illnesses.
June 11, 2014
On Friday, USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus offered a formal apology for not doing more to prevent sexual abuse by coaches.
February 05, 2014
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.