Source: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. May 21, 2013 : PASADENA, CALIF. - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that, together with Texas Medical Center's National Center for Human Performance (TNCHP), it is participating in a research study designed to evaluate and enhance safety factors affecting youth athletes. The Jacobs-sponsored study was conducted through a Jacobs Space Act Agreement with the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC), and involved the evaluation of various means for reducing the momentum transferred by a soccer ball to the head of a youth soccer player. Students from Rice University and The Kinkaid School (both located in Houston, Texas) were involved in the study as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) internship program. Jacobs personnel worked with TNCHP to set up experiments in the NASA JSC Vibration & Acoustic Test Facility; operating the test facility equipment and helping the students acquire the necessary data. In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Terry Hagen said, "We are very pleased to sponsor The National Center for Human Performance and to be instrumental in these studies focusing on youth sports safety. Jacobs is committed to providing STEM educational opportunities and to investing in activities and education programs that interest students in the possibilities of future careers in our industry." "Athletics provide opportunities for young people to prepare for real life by learning to deal with adversity, work with others toward a common goal, overcome obstacles, fail, be defeated, and to win," said Texas Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. Robbins, M.D. "That being said, at least one in 15 of all youth sports participants goes to the emergency room each year for a sports injury. I believe this research is critical in finding answers and solutions for injury prevention." TNCHP's mission is to maintain and enhance human performance in the arts, sports, space exploration, the military, and the general public, through appropriate applications of research and education in medicine and related sciences. Jacobs provides engineering, scientific, and technical services to the Engineering and Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorates at NASA JSC.
Source: The NSCA
Colorado Springs, CO - This January, Louisville will host the country’s most important gathering of top strength and conditioning coaches from the high school, college and professional ranks, as well as sports coaches, researchers, and sports performance professionals. The 2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Coaches Conference is where the elite will gather for hands-on training sessions and cutting-edge presentations that they will use to build outstanding programs for athletes of all ages, from those enrolled in children’s sports leagues to adults competing in college and professional sports.read more
Forest Hill, MD – The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election and installation of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate took its place at the conclusion of the ASBA's Technical Meeting, held in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The meeting drew a record high registration of 503 participants.read more
Source: MarChem Polyurethane Systems
ST. LOUIS, MO — December 16, 2014 — MarChem Polyurethane Systems, an Accella company, recently announced the addition of Tru-Motion SS, an IAAF certified running track product line. Tru-Motion products provide a variety of solutions for indoor multi-purpose surfaces, outdoor running tracks, and playground safety surfaces. The Tru-Motion product line represents an integrated approach to servicing the entire range of athletic and recreational surfacing market requirements. Tru-Motion SS meets the strict technical requirements for tracks used at the highest level s of competitive activity on an international and collegiate level. World records are only recognized on track systems certified by the IAAF organization. Tru-Motion provides a holistic family of solutions for the entire range of athletic and recreational surfacing requirements, combining 30 years of technical expertise to deliver high-quality products that perform consistently from the laboratory to each on-site installation. Coupled with MarChem’s distinguished customer support, the entire range of Tru-Motion offerings provides significant time savings and installation flexibility for a wide breadth of unique sports and recreation surfacing applications.read more
Source: The Geri-Fit Company
Temecula, CA – The Geri-Fit Company LLC released its first accredited distance learning course in 2014,Advanced Strength Training Techniques for Older Adults. Both the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have approved the course for 2.0 CEUs & CECs, respectively. With over 20 years as a provider of quality fitness programming and health education, Geri-Fit is a leader in the senior fitness market.read more
Source: TorrX Inc.
SEATTLE, Washington, December 12, 2014 — TorrX Inc. today announced TorrX™, the first “smart ball pump” which measures and precisely sets ball pressure with the touch of a button. Players, coaches and referees can use the TorrX to easily ensure that practice and game balls for soccer, basketball, volleyball or football are inflated to perfect pressure.read more
Source: Guardian Caps
Alpharetta, GA. – December 12, 2014 – Guardian Caps, makers of a soft-shell helmet technology proven to reduce the impact of hits up to 33 percent, today congratulates four high school State Champion football teams that wore Guardian Caps during the 2014 football season.read more
SILVER SPRING, MD – December 12, 2014 – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) announced the re-election of Mizuno USA President Bob Puccini as Chairman of the Board for an additional one-year term. Life Fitness President Chris Clawson was elected as Vice-Chairman. SFIA’s Tom Cove will remain as President and CEO. The announcement was made at the conclusion of SFIA’s Annual Meeting on December 8.read more
Source: ECORE International
Lancaster, PA (December 10, 2014) – ECORE International, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing, is proud to announce it will donate approximately 1,000-square-feet of Everlast Fitness Flooring to Watkins Rush Rink, a street hockey rink at Watkins Elementary School and Recreation Center in Southeast Washington, D.C. ECORE is donating the surfacing as part of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Winter Classic Legacy Initiative, an on-going philanthropic endeavor in which the NHL, local club - in this case the Washington Capitals®- and other league partners support community organizations in the host city of an NHL event.read more