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.
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March 22, 2013
March 11, 2013
Baltimore Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin expresses concern about how youth-football players are being taught to tackle.
March 07, 2013
The Alabama High School Athletic Association may start restricting hitting at youth-football practices to twice a week.
February 19, 2013
A bill aiming to support the new Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights has been introduced in Congress.
February 06, 2013
The Youth Sports Safety Alliance takes its new National Action Plan for Sports Safety straight to Capitol Hill.
February 05, 2013
The National Athletic Trainers' Association unveiled a 10-point "Student Athletes' Bill of Rights" at its fourth Youth Sports Safety Summit.
December 06, 2012
A study finds evidence of long-term brain damage in the brains of six males who formerly played high school football.
November 12, 2012
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
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
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.