• Massive Product Recall Rocks Auto-Belay Industry

    by Andrew Cohen December 2010

    Rock climbers take safety seriously. Out on a rock face, they know that only three things stand between them and a catastrophic fall - their equipment (ropes, harnesses, carabiners, anchors and the like), their own skills and the skills of their belayer.

  • High School Loses Retaliation Case

    by John T. Wolohan December 2010

    One of the ugly truths in high school and college athletics is that there is some number of sexual predators working as coaches. Through long hours of practices and competition, these individuals gain their players' trust and use their positions to either sexually harass or abuse the young athletes under their supervision.

  • Administrators Point Out Potential Dangers of Energy Drinks

    by Michael Popke September 2010

    As energy drink consumption amps up among student-athletes, administrators are pointing out the potential dangers.

  • Head Games: Wii Fit Might Help Manage Concussions

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Wii console, which allows for physical interaction between player and game, is emerging as a practical (albeit unproven) method of assessing athletes' balance - an important yardstick for determining recovery from concussion.

  • Concussions Linked to New Disease that Mimics ALS?

    by Michael Popke August 2010

    Scientists have found evidence linking traumatic head injuries to motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. The findings will be published in the September issue of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology.

  • NFL Issues Concussion Warning to Players

    by Michael Popke July 2010

    All 32 NFL locker rooms will be outfitted with a new fixture this season: a large poster urging players to report concussions or symptoms, and warning that repeated concussions "can change your life and your family's life forever."

  • 'STOP' the Pain

    by Michael Popke July 2010

    A national effort to prevent, recognize and treat the long-term consequences of sports-overuse and traumatic injuries in young athletes is quickly picking up steam. This month, STOP Sports Injuries (the acronym stands for "Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention") has enlisted several new supporters, including the California Athletic Trainers' Association, Dixie Softball Inc. and the Youth Football Coaches Association.

  • Heavy Metal: NFHS Bans Composite Bats

    by Michael Popke July 2010


  • How to Maintain Surfaces for Safety and Legal Protection

    by Paul Steinbach July 2010

    Facility managers must remain grounded when keeping their sports surfaces safe, or else they may find themselves in a legal quagmire.

  • Opportunities for Injury Abound in Rec Centers, Health Clubs

    by Nicholas Brown July 2010

    Facility operators should consider the limitless opportunities for injury in their club or rec center.