Player Safety

Cardiac arrest cases show importance of on-site athletic trainers

A recent string of on-field cardiac arrests has not only caught the attention of the public but also athletic trainers. A teenage soccer player recently suffered cardiac arrest following a game in Goose Creek, South... more »

Minnesota HS football team to wear Guardian Caps during games

A Minnesota high school football will be the first in the state—and maybe the country—to play a game while wearing Guardian Caps, a protective shell that goes over helmets. The Park Cottage Grove head football... more »

BU study suggests CTE may strike at younger ages

New research from Boston University on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) suggests the degenerative brain disease may strike at younger ages than previously thought. The troubling finding was discovered during the brain autopsies of 152 athletes.... more »

WVU Neuroscience Institute to offer free in-state concussion testing

The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) will offer free statewide concussion testing as part of the Rockefeller Concussion Network. The RNI outreach program will provide West Virginia youth access to baseline and post-injury ImPACT testing for all... more »

IHSA advises member schools during extreme heat warnings

While Illinois was under an extreme heat warning, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is reminding schools to how to beat the heat during training camp and fall tryouts. IHSA policy requires the use of... more »

Delta Dental donates mouthguards to IHSA schools

Delta Dental of Illinois is partnering with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) during the 2023-2024 school year and helping protect high school student-athletes by donating mouthguards to 40 schools throughout the state. “Student-athlete safety... more »

Florida ATC credits support staff in live-saving cardiac arrest event

A Florida athletic trainer, along with a team of other medical professionals, saved the life of a high school football player who suffered a cardiac arrest last weekend. Frank Millan, the head athletic trainer of... more »

Study links football to higher odds of Parkinson’s disease

Adult males who played football were associated with higher odds of self-reported Parkinson's disease, according to a recent study. Researchers from Boston University's Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center examined 1,875 adult males who participated in sports,... more »

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