Player Safety

Protecting the Young Elbow, Part II

Elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers continue to rise and reduce participation. Second to the shoulder, the elbow is a vulnerable area and prone to injury in the young throwing arm. Unfortunately, many young pitchers... more »

Study Links Higher Asthma Risk in Skiers with Intensive Training

An intensive training schedule is linked to a heightened risk of non-allergic asthma in competitive cross-country skiers, finds research published in the open-access journal BMJ Open Sports & Exercise Medicine. The prevalence of non-allergic asthma was... more »

Study Suggests Antibiotics Weaken Athletic Performance

New research demonstrates that by killing essential gut bacteria, antibiotics ravage athletes’ motivation and endurance. The UC Riverside-led mouse study suggests the microbiome is a big factor separating athletes from couch potatoes. Other studies have... more »

Study: Team Sports Support Athletes’ Mental Health

Studies show that there are many proven mental health benefits of team sports. Playing team sports can improve a person’s mental health, especially at the youth level when tweens and kids are most vulnerable. A recent... more »

New Open-Access Journal from American College of Sports Medicine Coming in the Fall

Exercise, Sport, and Movement will be an international open-access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on all aspects of exercise science and sports medicine. Submissions to the new journal are now open, marking the opening of the 2022 ACSM... more »

Screening Breathing Patterns in Athletic Populations

Dysfunctional breathing patterns are associated with a high risk of musculoskeletal conditions, resulting in poor physical performance. Now, a study by researchers in Japan has found that among athletes across age groups, there is a... more »

Mississippi State’s Athlete Engineering Summit Highlights Future of Human Performance

The future of human performance was on display during Mississippi State University’s inaugural Athlete Engineering Summit. The two-day event held at East Mississippi Community College’s Communiversity featured shared expertise from industry, military, and sports perspectives,... more »

Study: Competitiveness, Characteristics Predict Athlete’s Level of Sports Specialization

Sport specialization has been associated with increased injury and negative psychosocial effects on young athletes. With the continuing trend toward this route, studies have begun to examine what motivates this decision. According to published results... more »

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