Youth Sports Blogs

Football Season is Concussion Season

Posted by: Admin on August 25, 2016

All team sports carry some risk of injury. Yet American football is certainly among the most injury-prone sport played here in the U.S. Each year, countless football injuries – from knee and ankle injuries to shoulder separations, lacerations, contusions and more – occur on high school and college football fields. Yet head injuries, including concussions, have drawn the most attention lately—and for good reason.

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Concussion Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation

Posted by: Admin on June 7, 2016

Traumatic head and brain injuries can occur as a result of many different types of accidents, such as car crashes, sports injuries, work injuries, and slip and fall accidents. they are not properly treated, the condition can become more severe with time and cause serious, life-changing problems.

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Concussion Lawsuits Against the National Hockey League

Posted by: Admin on May 28, 2014

In 2012, retired football players filed a lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL) alleging that the organization concealed risks of brain injury. The players argue that the league did not do enough to protect them from concussions sustained during thousands of tackles. Plaintiffs have also placed fault on the football helmet manufacturer Riddell for…

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The Clock is Ticking: Sports and CTE

Posted by: Admin on May 20, 2014

Evidence is growing that any hit to the head — from a car accident or a sports injury — can prove devastating in later life. In autumn of 2013, the National Football League (NFL) settled a class action suit brought by players who alleged the league knew far more than it shared about the neurological…

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Concussions – A Parent’s Perspective

Posted by: Admin on February 20, 2014

My son Kyle started ice skating when he was about three years old and started playing hockey when he was four. At that age, there is no hitting or checking its just kids having fun skating around and harmlessly falling on the ice. As he got older, and his hockey skills got better he began…

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Concussions: Return to Play Policy In Youth Sports – Ohio House Bill 143

Posted by: Admin on February 20, 2013

The State of Ohio has enacted a new law designed to educate the public and protect children who sustain head injuries while competing in youth sports. The new law will go into effect April 26, 2013 and it specifies that coaches, officials, and referees must complete a 20 minute course every three years designed to assist in the…

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The Risks of Concussions In Youth Sports – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) - See more at: htt

Posted by: Admin on January 30, 2013

Much has been written about the dangers of contact sports and the effects that physical injuries sustained in our youth can have on our bodies for a lifetime. Most adults do not need to read the medical literature to know about these risks. They need only listen to their creaky knees, sore/stiff shoulders and elbows or chronic back pain...

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