Player Safety

Call to Action

To reduce the number of catastrophic sports injuries in secondary schools, Ewing (N.J.) High School Athletic Trainer David Csillan urges athletic trainers to participate in the Korey Stringer Institute’s Raise Your Rank campaign… more »

Concussions Concern for Girls’ Soccer

A recent study found that girls’ soccer players are at the greatest risk of concussions, even more than football players.

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Preseason Report

The NFL says there may be a link between full-squad drills early in the preseason and concussion risk, and the league is making sure teams know about it… more »

Better Material

A new type of football helmet padding aimed at reducing concussions in the sport could hit the gridiron in the near future.

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Two Things At Once

Using a “walk and think” test to assess athletes’ recovery after a concussion may help prevent re-injury down the road… more »

Headgear Debate Heats Up

A study from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons showing high rates of concussions for female soccer players has re-ignited a discussion on mandatory headgear for players.

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Looking for Answers

A study of NCAA football players used blood-based biomarker testing to identify when the brain underwent changes as a result of subconcussive head impacts. 

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Texas high school soccer team makes headgear mandatory

Shad Green, who coaches the girls’ soccer team at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School in Texas, has made protective headgear mandatory for his players… more »

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