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Former California Student-Athletes Accuse ATC of Sexual Abuse

Six former high school student-athletes have accused their former football athletic trainer of sexually abusing them more than two decades ago. The claims come from former students of Colton High School in California and center... more »

Joint NFL-NFLPA Statement: Joint Review of the Application of the NFL’s Concussion Protocol

The NFL and NFLPA have completed their joint review of the application of their concussion protocol following the injury to Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during their game on September 25, 2022. Background and Context... more »

How Do NFL Teams Handle Training in the Summer Heat?

Football is in full swing — not just at the high school and collegiate levels, but also at the professional level. But while football players push themselves to train in the hot summer heat, they... more »

Mass General Brigham Hosts Sports Medicine Conference

The first Annual Mass General Brigham Athletic Training Conference was held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, with keynote speaker longtime captain and All-Pro from the New England Patriots Matthew Slater. The... more »

This Shoulder Exercise is Done In Many NFL Weight Rooms

Certain muscle groups are just better suited for endurance training than others. Muscles that support fine motor skills, as well as those involved in rotational movements, are two examples that come to mind. All muscle... more »

Building Speed in the Trenches

Life happens pretty fast when playing in the trenches. Massive bodies colliding through an explosive burst, jockeying for positioning for 50 to 100 snaps a game. In football, success and failure are delineated by a... more »

Cincinnati Bengals Hire Summers as Head ATC

The Bengals hired Matt Summers as the team's new director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer. Summers replaces Paul Sparling, who is retiring after 30 years in the role. Summers joins the Bengals after... more »

NFL, UW Team Up to Research Sports-Related Concussions

The NFL partnered with researchers at the University of Wisconsin to learn more about why sport-related concussions happen, and what they can do to prevent them, according to a report from WEAU.com. UW offensive/defensive lineman... more »

Yellow Jacket In-Season Speed Training

Coaches of all levels and all sports now realize the value of a well-run and organized in-season strength and conditioning program. This was not always the norm though. Many coaches and programs were reluctant to... more »

WFT Assistant ATC Put on Leave Amid DEA Investigation

The Washington Football Team has placed assistant athletic trainer Doug Quon on administrative leave while the organization is under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), according to a report from ESPN. Although the specific... more »

Minnesota High School ATC Saves Vet’s Life During Football Game

Over the weekend, a high school athletic trainer's quick thinking and fast actions saved the life of someone who fought for our freedoms. During Hutchinson (MN) High School's 'Red, White, & Blue Service Appreciation Night,'... more »

Study: Reduced Head Impacts Among Youth Football Players

According to a study conducted by Sanford Research, there's been a 79 percent reduction in head impacts after studying a youth football team for eight consecutive seasons. The study, entitled "Head Impact Exposure of a... more »

Q&A with Reggie Scott, Rams’ VP of Sports Medicine & Performance

Reggie Scott is a name that is frequently said aloud within the walls of the Los Angeles Rams facilities, particularly over the two years. From injury recovery to strength and conditioning program implementation to COVID-19... more »

USA Football’s Medical Advisory Panel Advance Smarter, Safer Play

USA Football announced this week its Medical Advisory Panel, comprised of experts to assist the sport’s national governing body in delivering leading athlete health and safety standards to America’s grassroots football family. A member of... more »

Equipment To Protect Your Top Commodity

Ask around your local football fields what a head coach wants out of their players and the answer will typically resemble the same idea: to get the most out of them. In order to do... more »

Merryman’s Upgrade Makes Merry Men of Tech Football

The Virginia Tech Football strength and conditioning center has been transformed into a dynamic training area to meet the current and future needs of the program. This $4.5 million renovation and expansion project nearly doubled... more »

Two Athletic Trainers Save Referee’s Life during Football Game

Two fast-acting athletic trainers sprang into action when a referee suffered a heart attack during a football game last week on Long Island, New York. During a weekend game between East Meadow High School and... more »

Brian Hess, UNC Football Strength Coach, Shares his Philosophies

Brian Hess has been the head strength and conditioning coach for the North Carolina football program since 2019. Prior to arriving at Chapel Hill, Hess, after spending two years as the head football strength coach... more »

Concussions Still on the Mind in Football

With the start of the NFL season kicking off Thursday night, and with NCAA and high school football already underway in many states amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some sports health professionals are still mindful of... more »

Bracing For Support: Highlighting the Transformation of Braces in Athletic Rehabilitation

On the second level of the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum, just a few steps below the research and preservation observation deck resides the Lamar Hunt Super Bowl gallery — home to relics from... more »

Building power and strength in the football player

Power and strength are two necessary traits for any successful football player. The ability to drive with explosiveness, win one-on-one battles, and make positive plays all come from the power and strength of a player.... more »

FSU Football’s strength coach offers insight on his philosophies

For Josh Storms, being Florida State football's strength and conditioning coach goes far beyond helping student-athletes get bigger, stronger and faster. It's about building a culture of young men that can deal with the face... more »

Alabama Football uses Apple watches to aid home workouts

The newest members of the University of Alabama football staff has made a lasting first impression to head coach Nick Saban by incorporating modern technology with some old-school training techniques. According to a story in... more »

UNC trainer gets creative with home workouts during coronavirus

The University of North Carolina football team is blending current technology with an old-school approach to workouts while players are home for the foreseeable future during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Shawn... more »

Xenith LOOP is first purpose-built headgear for non-tackle football

Xenith LOOP from Xenith is the industry’s first purpose-built protective headgear made specifically for the sport of football… more »

New study highlights high school sports with highest concussion rates

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that concussion rates in football games are on the rise while concussion rates in practices are down… more »

PSA compares dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

The Concussion Legacy Foundation last week unveiled its “Tackle Can Wait” PSA, comparing the dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes… more »

In-season strength and conditioning for Syracuse football

At Syracuse, strength and conditioning plays a major role in how the football team is able to maintain its up-temp philosophy. .. more »

Top to Bottom: The Carolina Panthers approach to strength training

Carolina Panthers strength coach Joe Kenn created the Tier System of strength training to develop athletes from head to toe. To do this, the plan relies on ranked exercises and a total-body approach… more »

In-season gains: Inside Georgia football strength training

The Georgia football strength training program is designed in a way that actually increases player strength during the season. Here’s how it’s done… more »

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