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Academy Pursues Grant to Expand Concussion Awareness, Prevention in Youth Sports

The United States Sports Academy is working to expand its efforts to address the growing issue of sport-related concussions among youth in coastal Alabama...

How coaches are scarier than concussions

As much as I love football, and I was a high school head coach before founding the National Alliance for Youth Sports in 1981,...

NFL’s ‘Suicide’ Squad Tradition Continues

The National Football League is open for business again. Players are on the field showing coaches that they can indeed play football, even though...

High School Football an Endangered Species

School boards have begun work getting budgets in place for the new 2012-13 school year. The people who do the budgets and the people...

U.S. Soccer Announces Ban on Heading for U-11 Players

In response to a class-action lawsuit that sought rules changes and a reduction in concussions, U.S. Soccer announced guidelines on Monday that will prohibit...

Sport-related Concussions: Tips for the Student-Athlete

Now that concussions have been labeled a public health issue in the athletic community with millions of young athletes experiencing its effects, there is...

So Maybe Charity Does Begin at Home?

The breaking story written by Jay Bookman in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was just too good not to post and follow. As many of us already know,...

Disease Caused by Repeat Brain Trauma in Athletes May Affect Memory, Mood, Behavior

New research suggests that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease associated with repeat brain trauma including concussions in athletes, may affect people in...

Mayo Clinic researchers validate rapid sideline concussion test for youth athletes

A rapid, easy-to-administer eye movement test is showing great promise as a sideline concussion test for youth sports, a Mayo Clinic study finds. In the...

Physician Reviews Research, Lets Son Play Football

My son's high school football team finished 1-9 this year, and I wouldn't be prouder of this team if they had gone undefeated. They made...

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