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March 22, 2013

Illinois House Panel Halts Bill to Limit Tackling in Youth Football

An Illinois House committee voted to table a bill that would have placed a limit on the number of full-contact practices allowed by youth-football coaches.

March 11, 2013

Baltimore Ravens Receiver Weighs In on Youth-Football Safety

Baltimore Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin expresses concern about how youth-football players are being taught to tackle.

March 07, 2013

Alabama Athletic Association Considers Restricting Youth-Football Hits

The Alabama High School Athletic Association may start restricting hitting at youth-football practices to twice a week.

February 19, 2013

House Lawmakers Seek to Support Student Athletes' Bill of Rights

A bill aiming to support the new Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights has been introduced in Congress.

February 06, 2013

Sports Safety Action Plan Presented to Lawmakers

The Youth Sports Safety Alliance takes its new National Action Plan for Sports Safety straight to Capitol Hill.

February 05, 2013

Athletic Trainers' Alliance Unveils 'Student Athletes' Bill of Rights'

The National Athletic Trainers' Association unveiled a 10-point "Student Athletes' Bill of Rights" at its fourth Youth Sports Safety Summit.

December 06, 2012

High School Football Can Lead to Long-Term Brain Damage, Study Says

A study finds evidence of long-term brain damage in the brains of six males who formerly played high school football.

November 12, 2012

Study: Protective Eyewear Lowers Injury Risk in H.S. Field Hockey

High school student-athletes who wear protective eyewear while playing field hockey have an 80 percent lower rate of eye injuries and a 32 percent lower rate of total head and face injuries, according to a new study.

October 23, 2012

Pediatricians Issue Guidelines for Preventing Cheerleading Injuries

With the number of cheerleading injuries continuing to climb, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement Monday offering recommendations for ways to prevent such injuries from occurring.

October 22, 2012

Study: Sleep Deficits Lead to Increased Injury Risk for Student-Athletes

Student-athletes in grades 7 through 12 who slept at least eight hours per night were 68 percent less likely to be injured than athletes who regularly slept for fewer than eight hours per night, according to a new study.

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