• '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.

  • 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.

  • Duck!

    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.