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Football Helmet Legislation

In a Nov. 22, 2011, Newsday article, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says he supports proposed legislation that would update safety standards for football helmets. Click here to read the full article.

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Cheerleading Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

This article was originally published in NYSIR News Spring 2012 There is a risk to any athletic activity but cheerleading appears to have more than it’s fair share of injury. According to the National Cheer Safety Foundation, head injuries account for almost 13% of all cheerleaders seen in the emergency room; and while the most…

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Heat, Humidity and Athletic Participation

The beginning of the fall sports pre-season training season is here. It was over 10 years ago that Korey Stringer died tragically due to heat-related illness at the Minnesota Viking’s pre-season training camp. His death sent shockwaves throughout the athletic community. Here we are 10 years later and what has changed? Since July 22nd, there…

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Keeping The Environment Safety At Athletic Events

This article was originally published in NYSIR News – Fall 1997 ATHLETIC CONTESTS ARE OFTEN PLAYED AT HIGH LEVELS OF INTENSITY, WITH PLAYERS GIVING 100% IN EFFORT TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF VICTORY. SOMETIMES, THAT PASSION SURFACES AMONG THE GAME’S SPECTATORS, AND THERE ARE OCCASIONS WHEN THE EMOTIONS OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS RISE TO…

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Impact of Concussions

The Centers for Disease Control offer an excellent training video on understanding the impact of concussions, and recognizing it in athletes. We strongly recommend that you send this link to all district staff involved in sports activites and ask that they view it. The link is: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/HeadsUpConcussion.html

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Football Helmet Ratings Research

Rating System Cannot Predict Helmets’ Ability to Prevent Concussions. The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) applauds and encourages the growing research in the area of concussion protection for athletes, including the work released this month by Virginia Tech. Coaches, consumers and parents should be aware that while the STAR rating system…

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Sports Concussion Toolkit

Some people think making the playing field wider will reduce concussions in football….Can you name a possible way to reduce the likelihood of concussions in football that doesn’t change the field, actually costs nothing to implement, and may also help reduce back injuries? Please take a look at the new concussion Sports Concussion Toolkit from…

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