The National Federation of State High School Associations released a free online course for coaches about student-athlete heat acclimatization and heat illness on Thursday.
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July 06, 2012
June 28, 2012
To ensure safety for collegiate student-athletes in conditioning sessions, coaches should progressively increase the intensity of workouts to allow athletes to acclimate, the National Athletic Trainers' Association recommends in new guidelines.
June 26, 2012
The National College Players Association, comprised of over 17,000 student-athletes, released their proposal for The Concussion Awareness and Reduction Emergency (CARE) Plan in advance of the BCS presidential oversight committee meeting Tuesday.
June 18, 2012
Should children with only one kidney be forced to sit out of contact sports, in fear of a kidney injury? Not necessarily, suggests a study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
June 13, 2012
Starting this fall, Pop Warner will ban coaches from utilizing full-speed, head-on blocking and tackling drills with players lined up more than three yards apart, and will prohibit coaches from using more than one-third of practice time for contact drills, the organization announced today.
June 12, 2012
In the wake of a sexual abuse investigation surrounding their former president and chief executive officer, the Amateur Athletic Union will start requiring all coaches, volunteers, and staff to undergo mandatory background checks, the organization announced today.
June 07, 2012
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a law last week designed to protect student-athletes from heart failure, which closely mirrors the state's youth-concussion law passed in November of last year.
May 09, 2012
NFL players have been speaking out about safety concerns over the past week, particularly regarding their children playing youth football.
April 25, 2012
More than half of youth sports coaches still believe there's an acceptable level of head contact a student-athlete can endure before suffering serious damage.
April 24, 2012
Members of the Atlanta Falcons met with youth sports parents and coaches last Thursday to stress the importance of staying safe while playing sports.