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BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH: 5 Ways to Decrease the Risk of Concussions in Youth Football

3/25/18 10:10 AM / by Athlete Intelligence

 


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.


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7 Ways to Avoid Injuries In Spring Sports

1/15/18 9:44 AM / by Athlete Intelligence

Winter may be here, but spring is just around the corner.

As the air warms up and the sun starts peeking through, spring sports ramps up across the country. Lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and track and field, it’s time for athletes to play in the sun. As our enthusiasm grows, so does the new risk of injuries. While some injuries are inevitable there are a few preventative tips that can reduce an athlete getting sidelined.

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Revamp Athletics Keeps Your Brain in the Game

9/6/17 1:22 PM / by Lidia Harding

(Founder Matt and co-founder Ryan exercising hockey health at revamp athletics; keeping athletes healthy, one stride at a time.  Stay healthy as you gear up for the hockey season.)

We are excited to feature a guest post from Ryan Erlandson from the non-profit organization Revamp Athletics. Please join us in supporting an organization that is for athletes by athletes, that promotes the betterment of sports and athleticism. They are available to help athletes, leagues, athletic-departments, coaches, parents, fans, and managers articulate situations and build awareness around athlete injuries, prevention and support.

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5 Ways to Decrease the Risk of Concussions in Youth Football

8/17/17 3:26 PM / by Lidia Harding

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:

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Most Common Upper Body Injuries in Ice Hockey (Infographic)

8/10/17 11:04 AM / by Lidia Harding

Ice hockey, like most contact sports, is a fast-paced physical sport that creates situations where injury is possible. Being aware of the risk of injuries is important to the success of the team and the athlete.

ProStock Hockey developed an infographic on most common upper body injuries and how to prevent and treat those injuries. They include injuries like, dental, shoulder, abdominal, wrist and, of course, head injuries.

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Sports Data Technology Could Save Sports Teams Millions

7/6/17 8:15 AM / by David Gallaher

Sports Business Journal reports that injuries are a team’s fourth largest expense after payroll, facilities and marketing. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, injuries also waste payroll: In 2015, MLB franchises spent over $700 million on player salaries for the season’s 30,000 missed games. That estimate is based on salary payments that still must go to players who are on the disabled list and unable to play. For a team that has lost a star, it goes beyond the lost payroll and lost time to potentially affecting the overall success of the team.

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Top 3 Reasons Why Participation in Youth Sports is Declining (and Solutions)

5/18/17 3:35 PM / by Athlete Intelligence

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.

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Youth Hockey becomes safer due to research

4/12/17 8:32 AM / by Lidia Harding

As the rise in awareness of sports injuries continues, researchers are proactively reevaluating polices regarding hockey safety and creating a safer environment for youth hockey players. 

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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Injuries In Spring Sports

4/5/17 9:53 AM / by Lidia Harding

As the air warms up and the sun starts peeking through, spring sports ramps up across the country. Lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and track and field, it’s time for athletes to play in the sun. As our enthusiasm grows, so does the new risk of injuries. While some injuries are inevitable there are a few preventative tips that can reduce an athlete getting sidelined.

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NCAA Basketball Injuries and the Benefit of Sports Technology Innovations

3/23/17 10:38 AM / by Lidia Harding

The madness is upon us and we eagerly wait to see which NCAA Basketball team cuts down the net at the University of Phoenix Stadium in this year’s championship game.

While in the end there is only one winner all the teams push hard to reign as champions. Some, unfortunately, push too hard and end their season short with injuries. Many sports technology companies are entering the space in order to improve athlete performance and reduce the risk of these injuries.

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