covid-19 sports

Athletic Trainers on the Front Lines for Fullerton College

Athletics on the campus of Fullerton College in California have been on hold through this point of the academic school year, but with the help of its athletic trainers, sports a preparing to return soon.... more »

Connecticut AT Weighs In On Basketball Mask Mandate

In the state of Connecticut, all student-athletes competing in moderate-risk indoor sports like basketball must wear a mask according to a mandate from Governor Ned Lamont. The question now being asked in the Constitution State... more »

Survey Finds Americans Lack Health & Fitness Direction

According to a recent consumer survey, Americans are having difficulty maintaining emotional balance as well as holding on to fitness goals during the COVID-19 pandemic. An Optimum Nutrition consumer survey of more than 1,000 people... more »

Teambuildr Key for Penn Athletic Department

As was the case for nearly every collegiate athletic program in the country, the University of Pennsylvania was forced to pivot in keeping student-athletes in shape during the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking for a way to... more »

Illinois Hospital Ends AT Program for Schools

Decatur (IL) Public Schools will have to find other athletic trainers to treat their student-athletes when high school sports returns. According to a report from WCIA.com, DPS officials stated last week that Decatur Memorial Hospital... more »

Q&A with Mississippi State Strength Coach Collin Crane

While everyone's focus in the college sports world is currently on football — and the teams that have and have not participated yet — Mississippi State strength coach is looking ahead to basketball and the... more »

Study: Cardiac MRI Can Identify Myocarditis

A new study from Ohio State University shows that a cardiac MRI can identify myocarditis — inflammation of the heart muscle that is a residual symptom from COVID-19 — in athletes. According to an article... more »

Survey: ATs Urge Compliance to COVID-19 Preparedness

*These survey findings are from is an issued press release via the National Athletic Trainers' Association.  A survey conducted by National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) found that while there may be robust COVID-19 preparedness and... more »

Survey from NJ Athletic Trainers Show Impact of COVID-19

A state-wide survey in the Garden State showed that a third of New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) member schools have reported at least one potential COVID-19 case. According to an article from MyCentralJersey.com,... more »

Raring To Go: A Snapshot into 2 Schools Attempting to Resume Athletic Activities

With schools and organizations rearing to resume athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic — with some having already begun playing live games — ensuring the safety of coaches, student-athletes and staff members is priority number... more »

While Sports Are Changing, Training Methods Should Stay the Same

Sports may look different from the emergence of COVID-19 last spring, but that doesn't mean the training methods for student-athletes have remained the same. While sports seasons have been postponed, canceled, or altered to some... more »

Without Sports, College Athletes Have Higher Depression Rates

According to multiple recent studies, some college student-athletes who have missed out on their respective seasons have been experiencing symptoms of depression. For many college student-athletes, sports aren't simply an extracurricular activity. It's a way... more »

UH Football Coach: “We’re Not in Shape Right Now”

Less than a month from now, the University of Houston football team will begin its 2020 season — barring any potential setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic. And though the Cougars are approaching nearly six weeks... more »

WA Strength Coach Fueling High School Athletes

A Washington state high school strength and conditioning coach is counting on more of the right calories to build strength in student high schools. Colby Heefner, the Oak Harbor High School strength coach, working through... more »

Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test Good Sign for Sports

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency authorization for the public-use of a saliva-based COVID-19 test that is expected to increase available, turnaround time, and affordability. According to a report from... more »

Myocarditis a Concern for Big Ten, Pac-12 Administrators

As the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences became the first of the 'Power 5' conferences to forgo football and fall sports, concerns over complications of student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 appeared to be at... more »

NATA to Hold 3-Day Series to Help Return to Sports

The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), recently announced a three-day virtual series to address growing concerns and... more »

ACSM’s 12 Steps to Return Safely to Sports

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently published a statement addressing COVID-19 and safely returning to sports and exercise. ACSM subject matter experts authored the report, and the statement highlights the current science around... more »

Q&A with Colts’ Trainer Dave Hammer on NFL Returning Safely

Much like the rest of the football world, those a part of the National Football League have begun balancing playing football while being conscious of the COVID-19 pandemic. NFL players have started to report to... more »

Sports Medicine Professional’s Advice on Youth Sports Returning

As a sports medicine physician and a mother of two young boys, Korin B. Hudson sees both sides of the argument to have youth sports return to action amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On the one... more »

Vikings Athletic Trainer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Shortly before the National Football League is to begin the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Vikings announced that a leader in its sports medicine staff has tested positive for the virus. According... 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 »

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 »

UNLV Dietitian Playing Key Role For Rebels During Pandemic

Now, more than ever, an athletic program's dietitian is one of the most important specialists a team can have. The Runnin' Rebels of the University of Las Vegas know that more than most. With student-athletes... more »

Role of Athletic Trainers in Ohio Change Amid Return to Sports

As high schools begin welcoming student-athletes back on campus to resume some form of athletic activities, the job of high school athletic trainers has slightly shifted. A typical day for an athletic trainer might involve... more »

Georgia Tech Strength Coach Preparing Jackets’ Basketball Players

As student-athletes at various levels begin rearing up for their respective seasons in The Peach State, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' basketball strength and conditioning coach Dan Taylor has developed an altered plan for his... more »

NFHS releases recommendations for reopening school sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) on Tuesday, May 19 released a series of guidelines and recommendations for its 51-member state high school organizations to consider as they prepare for the reopening... more »

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