Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
- 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.
- Paralyzed at 13, Ex-Pop Warner Football Player Dies
by Stuart Goldman May 2016
Donnovan Hill, who was paralyzed during a Pop Warner football game in 2011 at the age of 13, died Wednesday after complications from surgery.
- Bowling Green Settles Concussion Suit for $712K
by Jason Scott May 2016
Bowling Green University will pay a former football player $712,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed coaches and medical staff didn’t properly address his concussions.
- Turf Industry Bolsters Defense of Crumb Rubber Safety
by Paul Steinbach April 2016
This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- MLB Reportedly Approves Wearable Technology
by Stuart Goldman April 2016
Major League Baseball has approved two wearable technology devices for in-game use this season, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
- NHL Discussed Link Between Fights, Concussions
by Jason Scott March 2016
In recently unsealed emails, top NHL officials discussed possible links between fights, concussions and the deaths of three former players who died either due to suicide or drug overdose.