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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Top Stories June 28, 2016
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

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Heading Ban in Youth Soccer: Too Far Or Not Far Enough?

Experts agree research on effectiveness of new rules in reducing concussion risk needed

Lest you thought that the November 2015 announcement by a group of national and state youth soccer organizations of a ban on heading in soccer age 10 and below and

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Prevention & Risk Reduction, What's New June 20, 2016
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

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More States Have Adopted Sports Safety Best Practices, But Gaps Persist

Statistics released by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in March 2016 show improvement in the number of states which have adopted best practices in three major areas of sports safety, but

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials June 20, 2016
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

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Concussion Bill of Rights For Sports Parents

Every parent of a child playing contact or collision sports has the right to expect that: A concussion education and safety meeting is held for parents and athletes before every sports season.

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials June 20, 2016
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

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Concussion Education Covers Eight Essential Topics

More concussion education is critical, experts say

While virtually every program in contact and collision sports, regardless of level, now routinely offers some basic concussion safety information, much more education than can fit on to an 8 1/2

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, What's New June 20, 2016
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

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Prominent Researcher Backs Heading Ban In Youth Soccer

In November 2015, a group of national and state youth soccer organizations announced a series of steps designed to make the game safer. Included were a ban on heading in

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials, Identification & Diagnosis June 15, 2016
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

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Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Self-reporting number and severity of symptoms critical in diagnosing and treating concussion

According to the most recent (but soon to be updated) international consensus of concussion experts [1], concussion signs (those noticed by coaches, parents and teammates) and symptoms (feelings or problems experienced

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials June 15, 2016
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

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Concussion Education: How Does Your Program Stack Up?

While virtually every program in contact and collision sports, regardless of level, now offers parents and players some basic concussion safety information, much more education than can fit on an

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Top Stories June 10, 2016
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Lindsey Straus
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Brooke de Lench

Repetitive Head Impacts: A Major Concern At All Levels of Sports

Growing body of research suggests CTE results from accumulation of undiagnosed subconcussive head trauma

UPDATED A growing body of research suggests that  brain trauma among football players (and athletes in other sports such as soccer and ice hockey) is less the result of violent collisions

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