Player Safety

Texas School Districts Altering Physical Requirements

As yearly athletic physical deadlines rapidly approach for student-athletes in Abilene, Texas, some school districts are approaching them differently this year, according to a report from Fox West Texas. In a conversation with Ryan Steel,... more »

Study: Many Youth Football Helmets Don’t Fit Properly

New research found that the majority (74%) of football players’ helmets in youth football (7-12 years old) did not meet at least one component of the 13 criteria developed for proper football helmet fit, according... more »

Study: Individual Athletes Face More Anxiety, Fatigue Than Team Sports

New research found that adolescent athletes who participate in individual endurance sports reported more psychosocial challenges such as physical function mobility difficulties, higher anxiety symptoms, and more fatigue than their team sports peers, according to... more »

Cardiac Screenings Key to NBA Safety Protocols

As the National Basketball Association (NBA) continues to ramp up ahead of its modified playoff format in the bubble of Disney World in Orlando, FL, sports medicine professionals insist on cardiac screening for players who've... more »

NFHS-AMSSM Releases Guidance In Assessing Cardiac Issues

A guidance document for assessing potential cardiac issues in high school student-athletes with COVID-19 infections has been released in a collaboration with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical... more »

Breaks, Hydration At Higher Importance With Masks Worn

As more athletic organizations begin its resumption of activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the questions of masks worn by athletes have arose with the summer temperatures. While many workouts take place outdoors and consist of... more »

California HS Conditioning Programs Held In Limbo

Workouts have started, then stopped, and then started again for various high school athletic programs in the state of California. The continual knee-jerk reaction to the rise and fall, and rise again of the COVID-19... more »

USTA Announces Safety Tips Amid COVID-19

While many of the major team sports have had difficulty resuming athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but sports that are played outside and can maintain social distancing recommendations have been able to return quicker.... more »

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