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American Youth Cheer Releases Study on Injury Trends 2005 – 2023

American Youth Cheer (AYC), the cheer division of American Youth Football (AYF), has released a study of injuries reported under its Accident insurance program through the endorsed insurance provider, Sadler Sports & Recreation Insurance.

The study consists of 259 injuries reported from 2005 to 2022 for cheerleaders ages 5 to 18 with the vast majority in …

High School Coach and Wife Suffer Fatal Electrical Injury

Danger where and when you least expect it.

We read about a lot of tragedies occurring in our schools these days. Terrorism, gun violence, gang activity and more leave students, parents, faculty and staff bewildered and grieving.

Unfortunately, it was an act of kindness that led to two tragic deaths and left a community in grief.

Liberty County …

Improper Sports Injury Care is a Leading Cause of Sports Lawsuits

Risk management and education are key to lowering the risk of sports injuries

If there’s one sure thing you can count on in sports, it’s that athletes get injured. Athletes of all ages and sizes participating in any sport from archery to wrestling risk being injured. Injuries can occur during warm-up, practice, and play. They even …

Sample Brain Injury Risk Management Program for Youth Football and Cheer

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Policies and Educational Awareness Training
Baseline Neurocognitive Testing (optional)

It is strongly recommended that each athlete take a baseline neurocognitive test prior to the start of conditioning / training camp. In the event of a concussion, this baseline test will assist the health care professionals in making return to play decisions.

Identify Suspected Cases of Concussions

The highest medical …

Injury Risks to Youth Participating in Martial Arts

How to reduce the risks, according to American Academy of Pediatrics

Kids and martial arts just seem to go together like cake and ice cream. Media hits like The Karate Kid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers have sent kids begging their parents to sign them up martial arts studios for years. The …

Celebrity Trainer Client Suffers Injury and Files Lawsuit

When the trainer or facility is liable

Sore muscles and the occasional pulled ligament at the gym aren’t uncommon and are to be expected. Warming up before exercising and using the equipment correctly are the best ways to prevent injuries. One responsibility of the gym’s staff members and trainers is to assist clients in the proper …

Sample Brain Injury/Concussion Risk Management Program

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Policies and Educational Awareness Training
Baseline Neurocognitive Testing

It is strongly recommended that each athlete take a baseline neurocognitive test prior to the start of conditioning / training camp. In the event of a concussion, this baseline test will assist the health care professionals in making return to play decisions.

Identify Suspected Cases of Concussions

The highest medical authority …

Suffering the Injury and Blaming the Trainer

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OnFitness Magazine, June/ July 2006

When a fitness professional thinks about getting liability insurance, it’s usually propelled by the idea of a client suffering an injury and blaming the trainer. But even the safest trainer in the world could eventually end up being sued for more ridiculous reasons, such as not losing weight or achieving the …