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.
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April 17, 2012
April 10, 2012
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
Last night, the STOP Sports Injury Campaign held its first-ever Twitter chat last night to discuss safety in youth sports.
March 23, 2012
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
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
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
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
The findings of the study raise questions about what drills coaches should expose youth football players to during practice.
February 10, 2012
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
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.