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Doctors face ethical issues in benching kids with concussions
NPR
Doctors have gotten much better at diagnosing and treating sports-related concussions, which is a good thing since Americans suffer up to 4 million sports-related concussions a year. But we're not so good at is following their advice.
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Video monitoring part of new high school baseball rules in 2015
MaxPreps
If high school kids are more adept with technology than adults, then it's only fair they should utilize it on their respective fields. Prep baseball coaches and players will be able to legally implement video monitoring or replay equipment for coaching purposes starting in 2015, according to new rule 3-3-1 from the National Federation of State High School Associations.
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Social media's effect on high school sports
The Suburbanite
While the views on social media may be divided based largely on age, the connectivity these services provide within the context of sports offers a potential positive counterbalance to the possible drawbacks. The chance to express negative opinions or fuel a feud with rival athletes does exist, but when handled responsibly, social media can serve as an extension of the healthy rivalries.
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Opinions vary among high school coaches about value of club basketball
Chicago Sun-Times
Scott Lidskin said he realizes his Illinois Old School program isn't like some of the others that populate the club basketball landscape. A former boys basketball assistant coach at Illinois' Glenbrook North, Lidskin said he makes sure his players understand their respective high school teams come first.
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Fun — not winning — essential to keep kids in sports
USA Today
That whole idea of winning ... well, it seems like it's overrated when it comes to what determines whether kids are having fun playing sports, a new study suggests. The No. 1 reason that kids drop out of sports is because it's no longer "fun," says the new study from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
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More college coaches are getting into middle-school recruiting
Houston Press
College football recruiting is already a glorified crapshoot, essentially a game of talent-evaluation blackjack. Offering scholarships to eighth-graders? Well, that's blackjack with both of the dealer's cards face down.
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Florida company's invention could hold key to longer careers for pitchers
Bradenton Herald
A sports performance lab housed on IMG Academy's campus in West Bradenton, Florida, promises to help prevent Tommy John surgery for pitchers. Motus Global, which performs biomechanical analysis through motion capture technology, has unveiled its Motus Pitch Sleeve, which is in beta testing to measure several key indicators of fatigue and torque on the ulnar collateral ligament.
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FITNESS AND CONDITIONING


7 ways to keep kids hydrated
Reuters
By the time children are thirsty, they're already at least 3 percent dehydrated, according to Dr. Holly Benjamin, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedic Surgery at University of Chicago. And water does far more than slake thirst, said Marina Chaparro, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Specialized individual trainers thrive as athletes look to boost skills, profile
The Washington Post
While off-season camps and high school games serve as tools for athletes to boost their respective profiles for scholarship offers, individualized training across high school sports allows athletes an opportunity to improve skill sets with focused instruction. Athletes can be hard-pressed to find time to work with trainers in season between practice and game schedules, but the summer offers ample opportunity.
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