Player Safety

How To Train Properly in the Heat

As we enter the dog days of summer, it's important to be mindful of the high heat and humidity. Generally speaking, those who enjoy outdoor workouts prefer conditions that involve cooler temperatures and low humidity.... more »

Be Prepared for Heat Illness During Practice [SPONSORED]

It's one of the worst nightmares for an athletic trainer — having an athlete suffer a catastrophic heat illness during a practice or game. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a study that stated... more »

Q&A with Nets Medical Director on Sports Medicine

In a recent Q&A with Sports Illustrated, Dr. Riley J. Williams III, Brooklyn Nets & New York Red Bulls medical director, shared some of his thoughts on a wide range of topics in the world... more »

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 »

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