Player Safety

Study: 34% of high schools have no access to athletic trainers

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training showed that 34% of U.S. public and private high schools have no access to athletic trainers… more »

Xenith LOOP is first purpose-built headgear for non-tackle football

Xenith LOOP from Xenith is the industry’s first purpose-built protective headgear made specifically for the sport of football… more »

Research shows high schools coaches outpace club coaches on emergency preparedness

Despite a pay-to-play system, club sports coaches may be less prepared for a medical emergency than high school coaches, according to a study… more »

Neurocognitive testing for the management of concussions (sponsored)

Products HITCheck have been on the market for many years and have helped medical professionals take the guessing out of concussion management… more »

Sen. Durbin introduces Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act

The Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act would strengthen school procedures for handling student-athletes who suffer concussions. .. more »

New study highlights high school sports with highest concussion rates

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that concussion rates in football games are on the rise while concussion rates in practices are down… more »

PSA compares dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

The Concussion Legacy Foundation last week unveiled its “Tackle Can Wait” PSA, comparing the dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes… more »

A comprehensive approach to concussions

Many athletes assume that a blow to the head is just part of the game. As they may have done many times before, they “shake it off” and resume play. Nobody wants to let down the team… more »

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