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Overall high school sports participation increases in 2013-14
NFHS
The number of participants in high school sports increased for the 25th consecutive year in 2013-14 with a record total of almost 7.8 million, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Based on figures from the 51 NFHS member state high school associations, which includes the District of Columbia, sports participation for the 2013-14 school year reached an all-time high of 7,795,658 — an increase of 82,081 from the previous year. This one-year increase was the highest since 2009-10.
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For 1st time in 5 years, high school football sees increase in participation numbers
High School Football
For the first time in five years, the numbers of student-athletes playing high school football rose. According to the National Federation of High School Associations, there were 6,607 more boys playing during the 2013-14 school years than the previous. Overall, there were 1,093,234 participants in football last year.
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Despite law, parents' complaints remain an issue for coaches
Star Tribune
A new law enacted to keep disgruntled parents from costing Minnesota high school coaches their jobs seems to have quelled some of the potential firings. Believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the law stipulated that "parent complaints must not be the sole reason" for a school board to get rid of a coach.
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Rams give free tickets to Ferguson-area high school football players
Los Angeles Times
While protesters and police clashed in Ferguson, a large number of teenage boys were able to get away from the violence in the St. Louis suburb and enjoy a special experience. The Rams offered 75 free tickets for their preseason game against the Green Bay Packers to each of the three high school football teams — McCluer, McCluer North and McCluer South — closest to the scenes of unrest since the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
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Houston school awarded state titles after Dallas school forfeits
Houston Chronicle
Texas' University Interscholastic League announced that Dallas Madison will forfeit the 2013 and 2014 Class 3A boys basketball state championships. Houston Yates was the runner-up both years and will now be designated as the state champion by the UIL. The news comes after an internal investigation by Dallas ISD determined Madison used an ineligible player for the entire 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. That included the state tournaments both years.
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Some kids say football not worth the effort
The Columbus Dispatch
Always fearful of injuries decimating team depth, coaches can never have enough players on the roster. But their concerns this summer have more merit. Studies in Ohio and nationwide confirm that participation numbers — trickling all the way to the youth level — are on a steady decline.
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Coach discovered Mo'ne Davis — playing football
Comcast SportsNet Philly
The fall 2008 baseball season had just ended and Steve Bandura, who coaches the Anderson Monarchs youth travel baseball team, was working on cleaning up the field. Something caught his eye. "A lot of our kids were still hanging around, they were out in left field throwing a football around," he said. "There was this little girl in the group with them, and I'm watching her throw perfect spirals every single time, and throwing them a good distance. I was like, 'What is that?'" "That" was 7-year-old Mo’ne Davis.
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ACL injuries a growing problem for high school athletes
TribLive
The ACL tear is rising in younger athletes. Dr. Freddie Fu, chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said a New York state study found the rate of ACL reconstruction per 100,000 people between the ages of 3 and 20 rose steadily between 1990 and 2009, from 17.6 to 50.9.
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Illinois governor signs concussion education law for coaches
Chicago Tribune
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed a bill requiring concussion education for all high school coaches, saying the measure was needed to safeguard the health of young athletes. Concussions have become an area of keen concern from youth leagues to the pros, and Quinn said it was time to increase protections for high school players.
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Research: Pain tolerance increases with exercise
Men's Fitness
A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that starting a regular exercise regimen significantly boosts a person's pain tolerance. After six weeks, the exercisers boosted their pain tolerance while the control group did not.
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Is regular exercise the best treatment for ADHD?
By Denise A. Valenti
As summer winds to a close, the long days of playing, running, swimming and biking cease and are replaced by hours of sitting at a desk, eyes ahead. For some children this is problematic, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is common among children of school age. The causes of ADHD are not known, but studies looking into how genetics, environment, social surroundings, nutrition and brain injury contribute to the process. Another line of research is the relationship of physical activity to the symptoms of ADHD.
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Fitness experts cut to the core to target the center of power
Reuters
Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core — the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis — which is the seat of stability, strength and power. Adding in exercise routines to strengthen the core can help the runner go faster, the basketball player jump higher and the everyday exerciser more easily do routine tasks from loading the car to cleaning the tub.
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