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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.

  • 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

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

  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.

  • Brooke de Lench

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.

  • Brooke de Lench

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.

  • Brooke de Lench

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.

  • Brooke de Lench

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

  Kerry Carter Kerry Carter in What's New, Blogs October 5, 2016
  • Kerry Carter

    Author: Kerry Carter is head of Business Development for Seattle-based Atavus Football, which provides modern, effective tackling solutions to coaches at all levels of football, from youth to the NFL. After a sterling college career at Stanford, he played four years with the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins and later won two Grey Cups with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

  • Kerry Carter

To Play Or Not To Play Youth Sports: That Is The Question

Parents urged to consider the Power of Sport

For parents like me trying to make sense of today’s youth sports landscape, there is a steady stream of new influences and impacts to consider when signing your child up for

  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.

  • Brooke de Lench

“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

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Blogs July 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.

  • Brooke de Lench

Pediatrics Group’s Position On Tackle Football Strikes Right Balance

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed efforts to limit contact practices in youth football, but declined to make a clear recommendation in favor of delaying the age at

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Blogs December 21, 2015
  • 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

Why I’m Not A Football Apologist or Anti-Football Zealot, But A Pro-Safety Realist

As I await tonight’s advance screening in Boston of Sony Pictures’ movie, Concussion, which opens nationwide on Christmas Day, the polarized debate over football has once again reached a fever

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Prevention & Risk Reduction, Blogs August 15, 2015
  • 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

Texas Youth Football Program: Ten Ways It Is Walking The Talk On Safety

Participation in youth sports in general, and in youth football in particular, is on the decline in some parts of the nation.  One of the biggest factors driving the decline

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