March 1, 2013 Volume XXIII, No. 02

Brain Changes Linger Following Concussion
Are high school and youth athletes returning to play too soon after suffering a concussion? Data from recent research suggests that the answer is yes. A study published in the Dec. 12 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience found that structural changes in a child's brain persist for months following a concussion, even after symptoms have subsided.

Muleshoe (Texas) High School
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

Morgan Burris is not your typical high school senior. Nor is she a typical Comeback Athlete candidate.

Paralympic powerlifters have the same goals as their Olympic counterparts, but there are some definite variations to their training. A veteran coach explains the nuances of working with these athletes.
By Dr. Kyle Pierce

Athletic trainers need all the assistance they can get in the fight against concussions. Fortunately, there are many new and innovative products that can help them do just that.
By Kristin Maki

Kristin Maki is an Editorial Assistant at Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at: [email protected].

School lunches aren't usually a hot topic of conversation among strength coaches and athletic trainers, but the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has changed that.
By Kim Tirapelle

In an effort to take its athletic program to a higher level, the University of California has implemented a unique new philosophy focused on collaboration, using best practices, and maximizing efficiencies.
By Keith Power

An overhauled strength and conditioning program put together by two coaches new to campus has helped reinvigorate the Pepperdine University women's soccer team.
By Matt Young & Jamie Faro