• Study: Private School AT Services Lag Behind Public

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A new study released by the National Athletic Trainers Association shows that private secondary schools are falling well behind public schools in providing adequate athletic training services to meet the needs of student-athletes.

  • Opinion: Gymnasts Case Illustrates Youth Vulnerability

    by Deron Snyder February 2017

    The United States Olympic Committee appears to be the latest culprit in a troubling pattern of betrayal: another organization that should protect kids but instead has allowed them to be prey.

  • N.C. Bill Would Enhance Sports Safety Protocols

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    A bill under consideration by the North Carolina Legislature would create new protocols to document and address sports injuries among the state’s middle and high school athletes.

  • Stretching Before Exercise Could Hurt, Not Help

    by Angie Ferguson February 2017

    Stretching is something that most people include in their training sessions at some point during their workout. They do this because they either feel it will be beneficial to their performance, increase individual flexibility and range of motion or decrease post exercise soreness and reduce the risk of injury.

  • Did Training Environment Expose Gymnasts to Abuse?

    by Nancy Armour and Rachel Axon February 2017

    A former national team gymnast claims it was the "toxic" environment created by Bela and Martha Karolyi's unrelenting expectations that enabled Larry Nassar to befriend gymnasts he intended to abuse.

  • Study of Soccer Players Highlights Dementia Concerns

    by Charleston Gazette February 2017

    The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia.

  • Family of Drowning Victim Reaches Settlement

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The family of Jonathan Proce, 21-year-old victim of cardiac arrest while underwater at Lyons Pool in Tompkinsville, N.Y., has reached a court settlement with the city for $600,000.

  • MSU Scrambles to Respond to Assault Allegations

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has cancelled his trip planned in his capacity as NCAA Tournament selection committee chair. Hollis was expected to lead the committee from the road on a 12-day, cross-country expedition to watch college basketball games in 12 states.

  • Groups Urge California to Regulate Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    In an environment where more states are passing laws requiring practicing athletic trainers to be licensed, there’s one state that has an unusually low barrier to entry for would-be athletic trainers: California.

  • School District Sued for Ignoring Assault Video

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A former student of Benton Harbor High School in Benton Harbor, Mich., has filed a federal lawsuit against the school district, superintendent, former principal and Title IX coordinator, alleging that the school protected star athlete Timothy Bell Jr. despite video evidence of assault.