April 2012
Take a Hit, Pop an Herb?

A new category of nutritional supplements that promise quicker recovery from concussions is raising alarm among brain-injury experts. "What I'm most afraid of is that parents are going to think you can give these kids the supplement and get them back into the game, when in fact that's when they are the most vulnerable," said Michael Collins, director of the Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "What we know about concussions is that you'd better be fully recovered before you get back in play."

 




April 2012
Cage Fighting An Appropriate HS Fundraiser?

Thurston, Oregon school district officials announced recently that they have decided to cancel a “Cage Match” fight fundraiser, saying it didn’t align with school district values. But district spokesman Jeff DeFranco said the event also was canceled as much for promoters’ failure to meet rental agreement policies as for the violent nature of the sport.




April 2012
No Cut Policy Cuts Quality Time

While a "no-cut" policy is often touted as an example of inclusion and encouragement of young developing athletes, it can have its draw backs.  A New Jersey high school is revising its no cuts policy because increased participation has made it difficult to give student-athletes playing time.

 

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