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December 16, 2014

USA Football Unveils 'All-Fundamentals Team' for Youths to Emulate

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

MLB Launches 'Pitch Smart' Initiative for Youth Baseball Pitchers

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

Survey Assesses Parents' Concerns Regarding Youth-Sports Participation

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

Three H.S. Football Players Died After Collapsing on the Field in Past 10 Days

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

'Friday Night Lights' Author Warns Against Allowing Children to Play Football

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

Death of Georgia H.S. Football Player Raises Over-Hydration Concerns

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

Athletic Trainers' Association Releases New Heat-Illness Guidelines

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

USA Swimming CEO Offers Apology to Sexual-Abuse Victims

On Friday, USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus offered a formal apology for not doing more to prevent sexual abuse by coaches.

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.

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