RECENT ARTICLES
  • NHL's Bettman Denies Link Between Concussions, CTE

    by Jason Scott July 2016

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doubled down on his stance that there is not sufficient evidence to prove that concussions are linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease at the center of a class-action lawsuit against the league.

  • Data: USA Football Program Doesn't Reduce Concussions

    by Jason Scott July 2016

    With awareness of concussions at an all-time high, it’s no secret that people involved with football are concerned. Parents, players, coaches and professional organizations such as the NFL are all looking for ways to make the game safer. But a new report from the New York Times reveals that one of the most popular safety programs isn't working as advertised.

  • Study: Concussion Outcomes Vary Based on Competition Level

    by Jason Scott July 2016

    A study that examined data from more than 1,400 football-related concussions found that athletes at the youth, high school and collegiate levels have different outcomes.

    Led by Zachary Y. Kerr, the study looked specifically at the mean number of symptoms, symptom prevalence, and proportion of athletes with long return-to-play times due to concussions.

  • Study: Composition of Turf a Factor in Football Injuries

    by Jason Scott July 2016

    A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting showed that the infill weight of synthetic turf surfaces plays a role in the rate of injuries among high school football players.

  • Why More Youth Baseball Pitchers Are Getting Surgery

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    A larger group of young baseball players are going under the knife, and some surgeons and coaches are working to combat the issue.

  • Opinion: Coaches Scarier than Concussions

    by Fred Engh June 2016

    As much as I love football − and I was a high school head coach before founding the National Alliance for Youth Sports in 1981  I wouldn’t risk my kids playing today with all the information out there about the long-term effects of concussions. But the concussion issue and all the talk it has generated is minor compared with the real issue that I have seen damaging young lives for more than 30 years now: the people who are coaching kids. The guy you trust with your child who is out there for a few hours a week, out of your sight, pretending that they know how to coach children.

  • Wheelchair Athlete Gains Full Access in Marathon

    by Mark Dodds June 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Study: Most Youth Concussions Diagnosed Outside E.R.

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    About 82 percent of children had their first concussion visit at their primary care site such as a physician’s office compared to 12 percent of children who were diagnosed in an emergency room, according to a new study.

  • Infographic: Preventing Concussions in Sports

    by AB Editors June 2016

    When it comes to concussions, there's a lot of information to keep track of, and the folks at Ohio University have compiled the infographic below to make sense of it.

    As concerns continue to grow around the issue of concussions in sports at all levels, player safety has moved to the forefront of the conversation among coaches, administrators, athletes and parents alike. 

    How can we do our part to reduce these injuries? Check out the infographic below for information about concussions, current prevention tools, and developing technology for keeping athletes safe.

  • NFL QB Promotes Flag Football in Kansas Hometown

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Shaun Hill is concerned about the future of football and the effects of brain injuries on players. Hill is taking those concerns and turning them into action in his Kansas hometown.