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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Press Releases August 8, 2019
  • 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

Federal Court In Boston Denies Kimberly Archie Motion to Dismiss de Lench’s Defamation Lawsuit, Allows Discovery To Begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONCORD, Mass. August 8, 2019 – A lawsuit by MomsTEAM.com founder and publisher, Brooke de Lench, claiming that she was defamed on social media by Kimberly D.

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs November 14, 2018
  • 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

Brainwashed: A Book To Read Before Critiquing

In an age in which people increasingly tend to gravitate towards opposite ends of the spectrum in their opinions on just about anything, the great debate the past few years

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts August 22, 2018
  • 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

Impact Sensors: A Missing Piece of Head Injury Programs

If there has been one area in which I have devoted more of my energy and passion as a youth sports safety expert and Executive Director of MomsTEAM/SmartTeams for the

  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

  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.

  • Brooke de Lench

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

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts September 3, 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

Head Trauma Strongly Linked To Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy But Precise Relationship Not Yet Known

Other risk factors for CTE, incidence rate not yet known; connection has been "greatly overstated" says Cantu

While concussion, as with any form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), needs to be taken seriously, the impact on an athlete’s day-to-day life is usually short lived.  Three-quarters of concussed

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts August 24, 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

Most States Now Limit Number And Duration Of Full-Contact Practices in High School Football

New rules effective in reducing number of impacts, but precise effect on reducing concussion risk and long-term cognitive health unknown

Responding to concerns about the effect of repetitive head impacts in football, forty-six of fifty state high school athletic associations will begin the 2016 season with limits on full-contact practices in

  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

  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

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Prevention & Risk Reduction September 6, 2013
  • 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

Limiting Contact Practices In High School Football: Proceed With Caution, Study Concludes

Until more known about risk factors for long-term brain injury from subconcussive impacts, prevention strategies remain 'educated guesses, at best.'

Limiting or eliminating contact practices in football would result in an 18% to 40% reduction in head impacts respectively over the course of a high school football season, reports a

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