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April 20, 2015

Texas House Advances Bill Mandating EKGs for High School Athletes

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.

April 03, 2015

N.C. Now Requiring Athletic Trainers at All H.S. Football Games, Practices

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

Seventy Percent of Public High Schools Found to Have Access to Athletic Trainers

Over the past two decades, high school student-athletes' access to athletic trainers has doubled, according to a new study.

February 13, 2015

Two Safety Bills for Youth Sports Recently Introduced in Congress

Over the past few weeks, lawmakers introduced companion bills targeting a wide swath of youth-sports-safety issues.

February 06, 2015

Mother Sues Pop Warner Over Suicide of Former Football-Playing Son

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

Study Finds Inconsistencies in States' Sports-Physical Requirements

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 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.

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