high school sports

UW-Madison Study Suggests Concussions Don’t Cause Long-Term Depression

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that concussions do not have long-term effects of depression on high school athletes, according to a report from OnFocus.com. The "Longitudinal Assessment of Depressive Symptoms After... 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 »

CHSAA SMAC’s Recommendations on Air Quality

Wildfires have been dominating the west coast of the country in recent weeks. As firefighters battle to quell the blazes, the after-effects of poor air quality have begun to trickle down to the high school... 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 »

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 »

The Most Important Class A High School Student Can Take

“Welcome to the most important class you will ever take in high school.”  Every year, this is my standard introduction for new students in my High School Weight Training Class. My statement is generally met... 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 »

Feeding the Student-Athlete: 4 Tips to Follow

The student-athlete at any age needs to intake enough fuel to be able to perform at a high level over an extended period of time. But staying adequately fueled for athletic competition is more than... more »

Benefits of High School and Youth Sports for Student-Athletes

The benefits of high school and youth sports have always been expressed by coaches, parents, and administrators. Now, however, there are quantifiable data that suggests there are considerable non-physical benefits of playing sports in addition... 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 »

Should Women Lacrosse Players Wear Helmets?

Research from Dr. Dawn Comstock, a sports injury expert with an extensive background in concussions, suggests some changes in the game of girls' lacrosse could help prevent concussions. Currently, the differences between the way the... more »

Managing Pain After Sports Medicine Surgery

A new study suggests athletes who underwent knee surgery and other various types of sports medicine procedures could deal with their pain without the use of opioids or a minimal dosage. The study, published in... 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 »

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 »

Strength & conditioning programs for Texas high school football may return in June

Football activities on the high school level may return as early as June in the state of Texas. Two state high school sports governing bodies announced on Tuesday, May 19 that strength and conditioning programs... more »

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