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  • concussion
    February 26, 2015

    Updates on sports concussions

    by George G.A. Pujalte

    A concussion consists of clinical symptoms stemming from a brain shaken by external forces. It is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is sometimes called a “mild TBI,” although this term is used for injuries other than those sustained in sports. The comparative incidence of concussions in interscholastic sports and the concussion rate appear to be increasing. About two to four million concussions in the U.S. are related to sports, i...

  • Soccer Coach
    February 23, 2015

    Hazing continues to be a problem

    by Dr. David Hoch

    With all the articles, position statements and presentations that have been produced over the years, one might think that hazing has been thoroughly addressed. For a long time, we heard very little about it. This fall, however, high school football hazing and bullying incidents in two states brought the issue to light again. Clearly, more work needs to be done. In both cases, hazing took place in areas generally thought of as very good scho...

  • powerline_0215
    February 19, 2015

    Establishing power points in offseason programs

    by Ken Mannie

    With many athletic programs in the midst of their offseason programs, this is a prime opportunity to discuss one of the critical components of physical training: power development. Coaches across the country are working diligently with their athletes in lifting and running programs, all of which are designed to address this area, and we would like to offer our perspectives. Let’s cut right to the chase and discuss the some of the key vari...

  • ankle brace
    February 16, 2015

    Protecting your athletes

    by Kevin Hoffman

    Choosing a brace isn’t the most exciting decision an athlete will ever make, but it just might be the most important one. Timothy McGuine, senior scientist in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin, has experimented with all types of ankle braces and it’s easy to see why most athletes are in no hurry wear them during competition. Some are bulky and restrictive, creating fear that they could negative...

  • Swimmer
    February 12, 2015

    Dry land programs for swimmers

    by Kevin Hoffman

    Not every swimming program is fortunate enough to have its own pool, and that forces coaches to find innovative ways to train their athletes without stepping in the water. Because so many teams have been forced to adapt, coaches across the country have developed their own dry land programs. These strength, conditioning and flexibility workouts allow athletes to exercise the muscles and tendons essential to swimmers without having to fight for ...

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Massachusetts to require background checks on refs

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has approved a new measur... Read more »
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N.Y. schools suing to overturn transfer rule

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