The Crucial Importance Of Good Football Helmet Fit + MORE

The Crucial Importance Of Good Football Helmet Fit + MORE
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Good Valentine’s Day Ideas to Help You Love Your Family Well + MORE

  I used to be one of those guys who said “Valentine’s Day is just a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ which was created to increase sales.” My thoughts were, “If I loved my wife and kids well throughout the year, then this ‘made-up holiday’ shouldn’t be a big deal.” I was wrong. So wh.... More »

Social Screening is a Slippery Slope (despite what the Carolina Panthers say) + MORE

The Carolina Panthers of the National Football League are making shock-waves this season for their (so far) undefeated season. But a story on the team’s website is capturing our attention for an entirely different reason. The post, “Scouts Honor: The Importance of Background Checks,” explains.... More »

A Quick Guide to Vitamins and Supplements for Athletes

What’s the bottom line when it comes to vitamins and supplements for athletes? The subject of vitamins and supplements for athletes can fill books, but in this post I am going to give you a very simple tutorial on what’s best for your child. This post is sponsored by Smarty Pants Vitamin.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Does the Future of HS Football Reside in Travel Programs? + MORE

For well over a decade, I have predicted that the reach, scope, and growth of travel teams will eventually (and sooner rather than later) overtake traditional HS varsity sports programs. That’s for all HS sports, except for one: football. After all, we have already witnessed HS soccer players .... More »

Here’s How You Can Help Your Athlete Handle Sports Anger

If your child gets angry when playing sports, you’re not alone. I’d guess that most athletes do at one time or another. Your goal, as a sports parent should not necessarily be to expect your child to never get angry, but rather help them handle the anger…      .... More »
Walking into a running shoe store can be daunting, but knowing the common terminology and the concepts behind them is the first step to feeling empowered.  These commonly discussed running shoe terms will get you off on the right foot and will be a good starting point for you to begin more in-depth research on finding the perfect running shoe for you…

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The last two posts on the B/R Blog have been a little downbeat, so here’s a more optimistic takes on the future of journalism and sportswriting.
Andrew Bucholtz of Awful Announcing asks, Is Sports on Earth’s Demise Another Nail in the Coffin of Quality Sportswriting? The good news here is that Bucholtz follows Betteridge’s Law, which states that the answer to any question asked in a headline is “no…

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On August 26, 1883, the volcano Krakatoa unleashed one of the most violent eruptions in recorded history. It produced an explosion 10,000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The blast pushed debris and smoke 6 miles above into the stratosphere, darkening the sky covering a 300 mile radius…

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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Proper football helmet fitting is a very important step in reducing risk of injuries such as concussions, facial lacerations, and facial fractures
Many high school football players will release air from the air bladders in their helmets during the season to improve comfort, however, this leads to a loose helmet that protects poorly
Ideally, helmet fit needs to be checked weekly, especially for air bladder type helmets
Steps: if possible, select the best STAR rated helmet you can afford, next you need to follow the manufacturer’s fitting steps, and finally you need to maintain the fit at weekly intervals

This week’s post is short and sweet: make sure your football helmet is properly fitted and that you keep it that way throughout the season…

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Michigan Announces New Football Practice Session Policies
By Doug Abrams
Last week, the Michigan High School Athletic Association, the state’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced new policies that limit helmet-to-helmet contact in football practice sessions during the preseason and the regular season…

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Does your young athlete have a difficult time focusing during practices or competition?
Not only can your athlete be distracted by outer distractions, such as parents coaching from the sidelines, but also their own internal distractions.
We have identified many internal distractions for young athletes…

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Sensor Overload


With all that is new to the concussion realm, nothing is really new.  This includes: how the injury occurs (traumatic variable force vectors – often unanticipated – jarring the brain case), its recovery (unique and undefinable), its identification (mainly subjective but overtly obvious when objective), overall education and general understanding from day-zero to day-undetermined…

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