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.
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February 04, 2014
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 21, 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 24, 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.
June 21, 2013
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
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 04, 2013
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.