covid-19 sports

See-Worthy: Seek Scan Helping Athletics Return

As the country embarks on a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, how can athletic facilities ensure the health and safety of its staff and spectators? With athletics returning on a wide-spread level and... more »

Study: Physical Activity Offers ‘Strong Protection’ from Worst COVID Outcomes

A recent study released this week shows that regular physical activity provides protection from the worst side effects of COVID-19 — hospitalization, intensive care admission, and, even, death. The study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente and... more »

Study: Less Than 1% of COVID-Positive College Athletes Developed Heart Issues

According to a recent study of more than 3,000 college student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19, less than one percent developed heart issues. The study, released over the weekend in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation,... more »

Preventing Post-Shutdown Sports Injuries in Youth Athletes

With the majority of athletics returning in the country, from the professional level to youth activities, how do we ensure athletes stay in the game and not taped up or in crutches on the sideline?... more »

NCAA Survey: Mental Health, More Impacted by Pandemic

As a follow-up to the NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-Being Survey conducted in spring 2020, a similar survey conducted in the fall showed student-athletes continue to face heightened mental health concerns and barriers to sport participation. It also... more »

14 Minnesota Kids Collapsed Wearing Masks During Practice

A survey by Let Them Play MN has found that more than 2,5000 Minnesotans reported their child or themselves have experienced dizziness and shortness of breath while wearing masks, according to a report from KCTV-5... more »

Health Tips For Resuming Sports

Kids and teens may be eager to return to their regular sports routines when it's possible to play again, after being sidelined by COVID-19 restrictions. But a sports medicine specialist in California says, for their... more »

Boise State Trainers Navigating Athletes Through Pandemic

On the campus of Boise State University, the school's athletic trainers have had much more on their plates than in previous years. Ever since the return of sports at Boise State, COVID-19 protocols have been... more »

Mental Health of Student-Athletes At Risk with Sports Suspension

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) recently announced that winter sports championships have been canceled and high-risk sports postponed. The result of these cancelations and postponements are leading to concerns from... more »

Tips to Boost Your Immune System During Winter Months

Ask any health expert and they'll tell you the first line of defense in avoiding illnesses is a balanced immune system. An article published in the Journal of British Sports Medicine shared some of those... more »

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 »

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