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Brain Changes Linger Following Concussion
Are high school and youth athletes returning to play too soon after suffering a concussion? Data from recent research suggests that the answer is yes. A study published in the Dec. 12 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience found that structural changes in a child’s brain persist for months following a concussion, even after symptoms have subsided.
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Comeback Athlete: Morgan Burris

Muleshoe (Texas) High School
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

Morgan Burris is not your typical high school senior. Nor is she a typical Comeback Athlete candidate.
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Able to Overcome

Paralympic powerlifters have the same goals as their Olympic counterparts, but there are some definite variations to their training. A veteran coach explains the nuances of working with these athletes.
By Dr. Kyle Pierce
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On the Front Lines

Athletic trainers need all the assistance they can get in the fight against concussions. Fortunately, there are many new and innovative products that can help them do just that.
By Kristin Maki

Kristin Maki is an Editorial Assistant at Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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What’s for Lunch?

School lunches aren’t usually a hot topic of conversation among strength coaches and athletic trainers, but the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has changed that.
By Kim Tirapelle
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Team Approach

In an effort to take its athletic program to a higher level, the University of California has implemented a unique new philosophy focused on collaboration, using best practices, and maximizing efficiencies.
By Keith Power
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Soccer Strength

An overhauled strength and conditioning program put together by two coaches new to campus has helped reinvigorate the Pepperdine University women’s soccer team.
By Matt Young & Jamie Faro

Matt Young, MEd, CSCS, is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Pepperdine University. He can be reached at: [email protected]. Jamie Faro, MS, CSCS, is the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Pepperdine. She can be reached at: [email protected]more »

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