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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts August 21, 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

Study of Elite UK Soccer Players Finds No Significant Structural Damage Or Neuropsychological Changes From Heading During First 5 Years Of Pro Career

A new study reports no significant neurological, structural brain imaging or neuropsychological change among a sample of young elite professional soccer players in the United Kingdom over the first 5 years of

  Deron Colby Deron Colby in Prevention & Risk Reduction, Identification & Diagnosis, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts July 9, 2016
  • Deron Colby

    Author: Deron Colby is a practicing lawyer with the Janus Capital Law Group in Irvine, California. A native Southern Californian, Deron has been involved in youth sports his entire life, first as an athlete and later as a coach. In September 2001 his 17-year-old nephew, Matthew Colby, collapsed on a high school football field and later died from Second Impact Syndrome, a rare and often fatal condition resulting from multiple, successive undiagnosed/untreated concussions. Matt’s loss changed the way Deron viewed youth sports. When his research on concussions and Second Impact Syndrome disclosed a dearth of information on the subject designed for sports parents, Deron sent an email to MomsTEAM’s Brooke de Lench to ask for her help in educating parents, coaches, athletes and health care professionals about the danger of sports-related concussions. That email led de Lench to establish the website’s pioneering concussion safety center. As a way to help his sister, Kelli, heal from the loss of her son, Deron also established The Matthew Colby Foundation, which has provided Kelli a platform for speaking to groups of trainers, coaches and others involved in youth sports regarding the dangers of undiagnosed/untreated concussions, and led to Deron’s appearance on a number of television programs to talk about sport-related concussions, including an episode of ESPN’s investigative journalism series, “Outside the Lines.”

  • Deron Colby

Concussion Safety: More Than Crossing One’s Fingers Required

I’m not a doctor. I’m not a medical professional or expert on concussions. Candidly, the sight of blood makes me nauseous. I’m not qualified to explain anything in medical terms.

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts July 8, 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

Athletes May Have White Matter Brain Changes 6 months After Concussion

Athletes with more severe symptoms at time of concussion more likely to have persistent white matter changes

New research presented at a sports concussion conference hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics of Neurology in July 2016 has detected white matter changes in the brains of athletes

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts 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.

  • Lindsey Straus

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 What's New, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts 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.

  • Lindsey Straus

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

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

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts March 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

Concussion Book: A Must-Read, But Not For The Reasons You Might Think

I have to admit from the start that I am far too close to the subject of concussions and CTE to write an objective review of Jeanne Marie Laskas’s outstanding

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts July 8, 2015
  • 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

Heading in Soccer: The Debate Continues

A youth soccer safety campaign urging middle schools and under-14 soccer leagues to eliminate heading in the sport as a way of reducing concussions continues to grab headlines, but is

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts May 21, 2015
  • 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

Second Impact Syndrome: A Rare But Usually Fatal Condition

Second blow to head before brain has healed from initial concussion

  An athlete who is recovering from a concussion but who has not yet fully recovered is at risk for a rare, but usually fatal, condition called second impact syndrome

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Identification & Diagnosis, Treatment & Management, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs October 2, 2014
  • 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

The Smartest Team: Staking Out The Sensible Middle In The Polarized Debate About Football

It has been an exciting week for those of us who worked so hard over the past two years to produce The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer.   

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