April is Youth Sports Safety Month. Athlete Intelligence is committed to making sure our youngest athletes are safe and protected. As part of our commitment, Athlete Intelligence will be posting a series of articles and resources to help young athletes play smarter and play safer. Here are seven online resources to give you information and tips about youth sports safety.
April is Youth Sports Safety Month. Athlete Intelligence is committed to making sure our youngest athletes are safe and protected. As part of our commitment, Athlete Intelligence will be posting a series of articles and resources to help young athletes play smarter and play safer. Here are 5 handy tips for parents and coaches to ensure that their youth athletes can avoid concussions.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Brain injuries can be hard to diagnose, treat, and recover from, often leading the affected person to feel isolated and depressed. This year’s theme, the Change Your Mind campaign, provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available.
As part of Athlete Intelligence's commitment to traumatic brain injury awareness, we are suggesting five ways to decrease the risk of concussions in youth football.
With the end of football season, it is a great time to reflect on ways keep our youngest
athletes prepared and protected for the coming year. Having knowledge about how to prevent head injuries is a key part of ensuring a safe game for children. Here are 5 ways to decrease the risk of concussions in youth football.
It’s football season again! Time for tailgating, tackles, and … traumatic brain injuries? As the season ramps up, and with the release of new CTE research studies, player safety has become an extremely hot topic among the sports community. While fears tend to out-weigh benefits, it’s important to give credit where credit is due. Among the many skills learned, football teaches us leadership, discipline, teamwork, and how to respect others.
While no products in the sports industry can identify or diagnose concussions, there are new findings which may help reduce the risk. Below are 5 ways to help decrease the risk of head injuries and concussions:
Tsukuba University has partnered over the past few years with Athlete Intelligence to conduct medical research on the impact of head collisions within contact sports in Japan. This is a summary of the recently released (May 2017) research article published by Takashi Fukudah, Sekiya Koike, Syumpei Miyakawa and Yuki Yamamoto from Tsukuba University.
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Participation in sports has multiple positive impacts on children’s mental and physical development but many of us in the sports industry are also aware that participation in youth sports has been at a decline.
Until recently, many believed that American football has been the biggest risk for potentially damaging head injuries in athletes, but new research by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons states that female athletes, in particular soccer players, suffer concussions at a “significantly higher,” rate than male athletes.
The study tracked concussions in different sports from 2005 to 2015 and reported that girls were 12.1 percent more likely to sustain a concussion than boys across all sports.