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North Carolina's Board of Education is mandating that schools have athletic trainers at games and practices.
April 5, 2015

North Carolina requiring athletic trainers at schools

North Carolina's Board of Education took a big step this week toward improving safety for high school student-athletes. [caption id="attachment_11603" align="alignright" width="257"] North Carolina's Board of Education is mandating that schools...

March 30, 2015

Compiling the perfect highlight resume

A student athlete’s highlight film is akin to a professional resume and requires a similar amount of preparation and revision before submission. Comparing the relative few numbers of college scholarships available to the hundreds of thousands of hi...

coaching football
March 26, 2015

Coaching football at small schools

At small schools all around the country resources are scarce, coach to player ratios are unbalanced, football players are learning both sides of the ball and special teams, and time is a precious commodity. Head coaches have to assure themselves that...

Is high school football unsafe?
March 23, 2015

Is high school football unsafe?

Dr. Harry Kerasidis of XLNTbrain talks about why concussions seem more prevalent at the high school level and what programs can do about it.  ...

San Francisco 49ers LB Chris Borland
March 17, 2015

NFL linebacker retires after one season over head trauma concerns

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced Monday he is retiring from the league over concerns about the long-term effects of head trauma. Borland was one of the NFL's top rookies last season, starting eight games and recording 107 tac...

Camas High School football coach
March 16, 2015

Constructing Camas football

Every state has its perennial powerhouses, but the Camas football team was never one of them. They were a stepping stone. The kind of team coaches might barely glance at before fixating their attention on something deemed more worthy of their time...

February 26, 2015

Updates on sports concussions

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 s...

February 17, 2015

New Jersey limits contact in football practices

Beginning this fall New Jersey's high school football teams will be limited to 90 minutes of contact per week during practices. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association formally adopted the measure last week in an effort to reduc...

February 13, 2015

NFHS approves football rules changes

The National Federation of State High School Associations recently modified its rules for football in the organization's ongoing effort to reduce the risk of player injury. [caption id="attachment_10848" align="alignright" width="300"] The NFHS a...

January 28, 2015

NAIA football team raising money for title rings

Athletic programs can be lucrative for universities, but not so much at the NAIA level, where football national champion Southern Oregon University is using a fundraiser to purchase rings for staff and players. The NAIA national championship, wher...

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