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Optimum Performance
February 15, 2019
Looking to emphasize the importance of sleep, the Peach Belt Conference issued sleep masks to all student-athletes in the league.
Strength and Conditioning
February 15, 2019
The University of Nebraska volleyball team has been one of the most dominant squads in NCAA Division I over the past decade. A secret to its success is its use of the Husker Power Performance Index.
Sports Medicine
February 15, 2019
Some injuries are easy to evalute and treat. But what do you do if an athlete presents with symptoms that don't point to a clear-cut diagnosis?
Optimum Performance
February 15, 2019
The Auburn University baseball team is using data collection and a new focus on sleep and nutrition in its quest to reach the College World Series this year. 
Hydration
February 15, 2019
A new study suggests that female athletes may need more cooling than males during and after workouts, which could have implications for performance and recovery. 
Sports Medicine
February 14, 2019
A grisly case of exertional compartment syndrome was not enough to sideline this high school soccer player, as she overcame two surgeries and a six-month rehab to return to the pitch.
Concussions
February 12, 2019
A new method of brainwave monitoring called “brain vital signs” allowed a team of researchers to identify neurophysiological impairments in ice hockey players.
Sports Medicine
February 8, 2019
When runners have trouble with stress fractures, they might turn to wearables that track foot impact with the ground. However, recent research says these sensors are measuring the wrong thing—leaving athletes vulnerable. 
Facilities
February 5, 2019
Wake Forest University baseball is collaborating with Wake Forest Baptist Health on a state-of-the-art pitching lab to help prevent injuries and identify potentially dangerous throwing mechanics.
Strength and Conditioning
January 31, 2019
After their strength coach was hospitalized with a stroke, the boys' basketball team at Valley Christian Academy, in Roseville, Calif., pulled off an upset victory in his honor.  
Optimum Performance
January 24, 2019
A new study says athletes who stay up late using social media—forgoing important sleep—may pay for it the next day with decreased performance. 
Sports Medicine
January 22, 2019
An instant video replay system is changing the way athletic trainers in the Mountain West Conference evaluate and assess injuries. 
Concussions
January 18, 2019
A grant from the NFL will allow Colby College’s Maine Concussion Management Initiative to expand its efforts to determine the prevalence of head injuries in young athletes. 
Strength and Conditioning
January 18, 2019
Looking to boost your strength and conditioning program to a higher level? The NSCA's Foundation offers grants for equipment and coaching certification.
Concussions
January 17, 2019
A research paper from Rutgers University finds that neck strengthening exercises can reduce the risk of concussions by lessening the magnitude of force upon impact.
Concussions
January 15, 2019
After his son suffered a concussion, this athletic training professor was inspired to look into the prevalence of return-to-learn plans at the high school level. He found that most states are sorely lacking in this area. 
Sports Medicine
January 11, 2019
Louisiana State University football players regularly return from ACL reconstruction in roughly five months. The secret to their success might lie in the method used to repair the damaged ACL.
Strength and Conditioning
January 11, 2019
The NSCA recently honored Robert Jones, Ashley Jackson, and Ray Ganong at its January Coaches Conference.
Sports Medicine
January 10, 2019
Going from the sidelines to being sidelined can be tough when athletic trainers suffer an injury. But as Ewing (N.J.) High School Athletic Trainer David Csillan discovered, it’s the perfect time to practice being a good patient. 
Concussions
January 8, 2019
The FDA has granted approval for the commercialization of EyeBox, a non-invasive, baseline-free tool to aid in the diagnosis of concussion.
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