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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs October 9, 2017
  • 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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  • 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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Study Linking Tackle Football Before Age 12 With Greater Risk Of Later Health Problems: Does It Hold Up Under Scrutiny?

Since its recent publication, a study by researchers at Boston University (1) finding that athletes who were less than 12 years old at the time of their first exposure to tackle football had more

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts September 26, 2017
  • 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.

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CTE: Media Continues To Be Ahead Of Science

The prevailing media narrative is that concussions or repetitive subconcussive blows “cause” chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), that CTE “causes” former athletes to commit suicide, and such causal links are proven

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs September 11, 2017
  • 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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Creating A Culture Of Concussion Safety Requires Teamwork All Season Long, Not Just One Day

If your child plays a contact or collision sport, whether at the youth, middle school or high school level, chances are they will suffer a concussion at some point in

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs September 6, 2017
  • 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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CTE: Is the Media Scaring Athletes to Death?

As someone who has been educating sports parents about head trauma in sports for the past seventeen years, and about the very real risk to some athletes of chronic traumatic

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Blogs September 6, 2017
  • 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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Is Letting A Child Play Contact or Collision Sports Child Abuse?

The last month has seen an all-out assault on the game of football, not coincidentally timed with the beginning of football preseason.  First came a study reporting CTE in 110 of

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs August 14, 2017
  • 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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Letting Kids Play Football is Not Child Abuse

The last three weeks have witnessed an all-out assault on the game of football, not coincidentally timed with the beginning of NFL training camps. First came a study reporting CTE

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Archives November 17, 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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Abuse in Sports: A Primer for Parents

Abuse can occur in several forms and is centered on power, especially the power of the coach over the athlete. The following information should help you identify abuse or neglect,

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Press Releases October 6, 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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SmartTeams™ Website Offers Innovative Way to Increase Athletes’ Concussion Reporting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Concord, MA.  September 13, 2016.  Just in time for the fall sports season, MomsTEAM Institute, a leading child protection in sports education and advocacy non-profit, has launched

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts September 6, 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.

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Sports Concussion Research, CTE, and the Media: Can The Disconnect Ever Be Repaired?

NEWLY UPDATED The public’s perception that a direct causal link exists between repetitive head contact and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is largely the result of one-sided, sensationalized, and biased reporting, argue four

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Blogs September 3, 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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“Back in the Game”: A Concussion Book That Stands Out In Crowded Field

  While the pile of concussion books in my office continues to grow taller, seemingly with every passing day, one that will stay at the top of the very short

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