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August 22, 2015

Pittsburgh Steeler Sparks Debate About Participation Trophies for Youth-Athletes

On Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison sparked a ferocious debate about the merits of handing out participation trophies to youth-athletes.

July 22, 2015

HBO Examines Consequences of 'Trophy Culture' in Youth Sports

On Tuesday, HBO's Real Sports featured a segment on the potential ramifications of the "trophy culture" in youth sports, in which youth-athletes receive trophies for participation rather than athletic success.

March 02, 2015

Athletic Trainers Offer Guidance for Handling Students' Psychological Issues

The National Athletic Trainers' Association issued recommendations for how to recognize and help student-athletes with psychological concerns and/or mental disorders.

August 27, 2014

Physical Fitness Associated With Less Depression in Middle School Girls

For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.

March 02, 2014

Miami Dolphins' Bullying Scandal Reflective of High School Issues

The NFL team's troubles are only a microcosm of a global phenomenon that is just as likely to happen at a high school as it is in a professional sports franchise, and has its roots in teenage harassment.

January 25, 2013

Adolescent Girls Report Dance Has Positive Influence

Adolescent girls who participated in an 8-month dance intervention program reported dancing to have a positive influence on their self-esteem.

October 10, 2011

Crying Found to Give College Football Players a 'Mental Edge'

College football players who felt comfortable displaying emotion—both positive (happiness) and negative (sadness)—were found to have higher self-esteem than those who shunned emotion, according to three new studies.

July 12, 2011

Sports Help Reduce Aggression in Boys, Researchers Find

A continuous program of sports helped boys improve their self-control and reduce overall feelings of aggression, according to a new study from Israel.

February 18, 2011

L.A. Lakers' Ron Artest Talks Mental Health in Schools With Congress

The L.A. Lakers' Ron Artest brought his advocacy for mental-health awareness to the nation's capital yesterday, discussing the issue with members of Congress, according to CNN. Artest, appearing in a panel on behalf of Rep. Grace Napolitano, spoke on behalf of the Mental Health in Schools Act (whic...



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