The Texas House of Representatives approved a bill last week that would require high school athletes to undergo an electrocardiogram, or an EKG, before participating on a sports team.
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April 20, 2015
April 03, 2015
The North Carolina state board of education adopted a policy Thursday requiring licensed athletic trainers or other trained first responders to attend all high school football practices and games.
March 20, 2015
Over the past two decades, high school student-athletes' access to athletic trainers has doubled, according to a new study.
February 13, 2015
Over the past few weeks, lawmakers introduced companion bills targeting a wide swath of youth-sports-safety issues.
February 06, 2015
A Wisconsin mother filed a lawsuit against Pop Warner Thursday, accusing the organization of negligence that directly lead to her son's suicide.
December 24, 2014
State-by-state variance in preparticipation physical evaluations for youth athletes suggests a need for nationwide standardization, concludes a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
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.