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January 18, 2018
When faced with the prospect of losing his district’s athletic trainers due to budget restraints, this Colorado high school athletic director launched a fundraising campaign to continue coverage. 
Optimum Performance
January 16, 2018
At Emory University, the athletics department has teamed with the department of mathematics and computer science to study the training of swimmers.
January 12, 2018
Studies suggest athletes with learning disabilities face a higher rate of head injuries. In response, many athletic trainers are working hard to better screen these individuals during concussion baseline testing. 
Optimum Performance
January 11, 2018
A look at how the University of North Carolina's men's basketball program works in recovery while traveling during the season.
Sports Medicine
January 4, 2018
Virginia Tech was one of the first schools in the nation to offer a sport psychologist for its athletes—and it continues its proactive approach. 
Sports Medicine
December 27, 2017
A high school in Maine is using a web-based system to track student-athletes' injuries, allowing ease of communication among coaches, parents, and medical staff.
December 21, 2017
The Atlanta Hawks have unveiled a new $50-million facility that will house a state-of-the-art sports medicine center along with practice courts. 
New Research
December 19, 2017
The results of a recent study indicate sudden cardiac arrests among athletes are rare. However, the research also found that screenings don’t appear to be an effective way to prevent them. 
December 19, 2017
At Moffat County (Colo.) High School, a collaboration between athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians, and the athletic director has formed to provide comprehensive care to athletes who suffer a concussion.
December 15, 2017
The Pac-12 Conference is tackling concussions head-on with the formation of a Concussion Coordinating Unit and the distribution of brain health analytics devices to all member schools. 
December 14, 2017
A new survey of coaches, athletes, and parents reveals how much each group knows about concussions.
Optimum Performance
December 12, 2017
University of Oregon strength coach Adam Linens explains his approach to training speed and agility, in which he focuses on technique first.
Optimum Performance
December 8, 2017
Three books from Human Kinetics, titled Developing Speed, Developing Agility and Quickness, and Developing Endurance, can boost your athletes' training.
Sports Medicine
December 7, 2017
Injuries sustained during a collegiate career may plague athletes for the rest of their lives, prompting the question: Are the risks worth the rewards?   
December 1, 2017
A look at whether concussion laws implemented two years ago in Illinois have had their intended effect.
Injury Prevention
November 30, 2017
Now that pitch counts are part of high school baseball rules, some are wondering if softball should implement them, too. Sports medicine professionals and coaches discuss the idea.
November 28, 2017
Currently the Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine at the University of Texas, LaGwyn Durden has been hired as the NCAA Sports Science Institute's new Director of Sports Medicine.
Optimum Performance
November 20, 2017
A study confirming that wearing the new Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% reduces the amount of energy used in running by four percent has now been published by researchers at the University of Colorado.
November 16, 2017
Mountain View High School, in Tucson, Ariz., honored Athletic Trainer Leah Oliver, who has been at the school for 28 years, with a surprise ceremony.
Sports Medicine
November 16, 2017
Athletes who suffer from vocal cord dysfunction or exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction can now breathe easier, thanks to new breathing techniques that can help control symptoms. 
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