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April 17, 2012

Catastrophic Brain Injuries Hit All-Time High in H.S. Football

Thirteen high school football players were left permanently disabled as a result of a football-related brain injury in 2011, the most ever in one year.

April 10, 2012

'Double Down' Banned in H.S. Cheerleading Due to Concussion Risk

In an effort to reduce the risk of concussions in cheerleading, the National Federation of State High School Associations recently approved a rule change that bans high school cheerleaders from performing a double twist to a cradle.

April 05, 2012

Experts Hold Twitter Chat on Youth Sports Safety

Last night, the STOP Sports Injury Campaign held its first-ever Twitter chat last night to discuss safety in youth sports.

March 23, 2012

Louisville Basketball Players Equip Helmets for Concussion Protection

In an attempt to prevent multiple concussions, a number of Louisville men's basketball players have been wearing mixed-martial-arts helmets in practice this year.

March 22, 2012

Georgia Adopts New Heat-Acclimatization Rules for Youth Athletes

The Georgia High School Association revised its rules regarding sports practices in heat and humidity on Monday, limiting the amount of time that coaches can expose youth athletes to extreme conditions.

March 09, 2012

Pa. Schools Double National Average of Athletic-Trainer Coverage

In Pennsylvania, during the ongoing 2011-12 school year, 86 percent of high schools reported having access to an AT, according to a study from the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society.

February 28, 2012

Heat Deaths Triple for Football Players Over Past 15 Years

An average of three football players have died from heat-related causes each of the past 15 years, after averaging only roughly one per year before, according to a new study out of the University of Georgia.

February 22, 2012

Most Severe Head Hits Occur in Youth Football Practice, Study Finds

The findings of the study raise questions about what drills coaches should expose youth football players to during practice.

February 10, 2012

H.S. Football Players Must Now Leave Field After Losing Helmet

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) announced a slew of rule changes on Thursday, including one that turns football fields into advertising spaces.

February 02, 2012

NFL Brings Youth Health and Safety Message to Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl coming to town this week, roughly 50 youth football players from the Indianapolis area took part in a health and safety football clinic.

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