Archive for the ‘Sports Concussions’ Category

Sports Legacy Institute “Hit Count” White Paper  Click here to view the official “Hit Count” White Paper.  (from Sports Legacy Institute) Concussions have been making headlines in professional sports for the past five years, and recently professional sports organizations have taken unprecedented steps to protect athletes from concussions and minimize their exposure to repetitive brain [...]

Group Encourages Counting Hits to Prevent Concussions Emily Attwood — Athletic Business Associate Editor New emphasis is being placed on the number of head impacts a player suffers during a game rather than the intensity of the hit. The Indiana-based Sports Legacy Institute on Friday announced its “Hit Count” proposal, aimed at reducing the number [...]

John Niyo of the Detroit News recently wrote an article about NFL players taking concussions more and more seriously. Here is an excerpt of the article with a link to the full version at the bottom. Allen Park — Don Muhlbach, the veteran long snapper for the Lions, doesn’t remember his first — and only [...]

Arizona has taken the first aggressive steps of any state, in educating it’s youth on what concussions are, how dangerous they can be, how they occur, and how they should be treated. “Arizona is leading the next phase of concussion education and management. In August, the Arizona Interscholastic Association — following the April passage of [...]

Alexis Ball, a La Cueva High school valedictorian and former University of New Mexico soccer standout, once was unstoppable on the playing field and in the classroom. After earning top scholastic honors and being named New Mexico’s Gatorade Player of the Year at Albuquerque’s La Cueva in 2007, the speedy midfielder went on to become [...]

I found the article below today on It’s interesting to see the boxing world taking notice of the fact that strengthening the neck has positive benefits. It’s unfortunate, however, that their recommendations are so lame it’s almost funny. Training the musculature of the neck and head requires a great deal of attention to detail [...]

The Virginia Tech researchers responsible for the STAR rating system for football helmets have been using the same impact tracking technology on youth football players. The researchers collected data on their own football team for several years in an effort to track the number and force of impacts the players encountered during practices and games. [...]

Most of us who have played football, are completely aware of the day we received our equipment. Even in college I stood in line, tried on a couple helmets and picked one that wasn’t too dinged up and fit decently. That’s not good enough anymore and Gregg Easterbrook from ESPN has is informing us that [...]

Sandra Black, an ATC from Texas Tech University, examined a possible relationship between neck strength and concussions in Division I Football players. The results did not demonstrate a statistically significant correlation between the two variables. However, the body of evidence that she provides still makes an obvious case for the implementation of direct neck strength [...]

The concussion problem in sports has reached epidemic proportions. The NFL is spending millions on awareness and just instituted new practice rules to reduce the number of blows the players are exposed to during practices. Several high school athletic associations are also implementing new rules to deal with the issue. So far, everything has focused [...]