Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
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.
With Older Health Club Members, Protection Against Falls is Paramount
by Andrew Cohen July 2010
As the age of health club members skews older, more care has to be taken to guard against falls.
Injuries Renew Debate Over Metal and Wood Bats
by Paul Steinbach April 2010
A rash of batted-ball injuries has renewed debate over the performance of baseball and softball equipment.
Heightened Public Awareness Sparks New Initiatives to Recognize, React to Concussions
by Michael Popke March 2010
Heightened public awareness sparks new initiatives to recognize and react to brain trauma and other serious injuries.
by Paul Steinbach December 2009
As a University of Oregon senior majoring in sociology, Katelynn Johnson probably knew something about mob mentality even before she was rendered unconscious by a full water bottle anonymously launched from within the masses at the University of Arizona's football stadium last month.
Heightened Awareness of Concussions Changing Culture of High School Sports
by Michael Popke November 2009
Heightened awareness of concussions is changing the culture of prep sports.
Turn Back the Clock?
by Andrew Cohen November 2009
The Wall Street Journal had an unusual take on the concussion debate last week: "Retire the Football Helmet," as the headline read. The argument put forth by Reed Albergotti and Shirley S. Wang is a provocative one that has been voiced off and on for some time. Helmets create a sense of invincibility that encourages athletes to collide with greater force and use the hard surface of their helmet to inflict the maximum amount of ass-whupping - "Helloooo, Brian Dawkins!" - on opposing players.
by Cathy Liewen October 2009
Last Sunday, Jon Fenlon, Daniel Langdon and Rick Brown, ages 26, 36 and 65, all collapsed and died while running a half-marathon in Detroit. What made these deaths unusual was that they all happened within 16 minutes of each other during the last two miles of the 13.1-mile race. While the autopsies are still pending, the deaths were most likely caused by heart failure. Add these deaths to the list of fatalities during recent endurance events (half-marathons claimed two lives in San Jose, Calif., earlier this month and another in Virginia Beach, Va., in September), and it's enough to make even avowed couch potatoes break a sweat.
One on One: Pole Vaulting Expert Jan Johnson Sizes Up Safety of the Sport
by Paul Steinbach September 2009
A former world-class vaulter suggests improvements to the landing area.