Douglas County (Georgia) High School football player Zyrees Oliver passed away Monday after collapsing at his home following a football practice the previous week.
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August 14, 2014
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.
January 12, 2014
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
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
The Big Ten Conference will partner with USA Football to promote player safety among young student-athletes.
August 02, 2013
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
A recent investigation reveals that sexually violent forms of hazing is prevalent among secondary school athletes.
June 25, 2013
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.