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July 06, 2012

Federation Unveils Free Heat-Acclimatization Guide for H.S. Sports

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.

June 28, 2012

New Guidelines Target Sudden Death in Athletic-Conditioning Sessions

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

Group Wants College Football Playoff Revenue to Fund Safety Research

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

Youth Sports Safe for Student-Athletes With One Kidney, Study Suggests

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

Pop Warner to Limit Contact in Youth-Football Practices

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

Amateur Athletic Union to Require Screenings for All Coaches, Staff

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

Pa. Governor Signs Sudden Cardiac Arrest Law for Youth Athletes

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

Junior Seau's Suicide Raises Safety Concerns About Youth Football

NFL players have been speaking out about safety concerns over the past week, particularly regarding their children playing youth football.

April 25, 2012

Survey: Many Coaches Misinformed About Youth Sports Safety Risks

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

NFL's Atlanta Falcons Bring Sports Safety Message to Youth Athletics

Members of the Atlanta Falcons met with youth sports parents and coaches last Thursday to stress the importance of staying safe while playing sports.

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