Youth Athletes

Verona, Cedar Grove Athletic Trainers Reflect On New Health Focus On Sudden Cardiac Death

Local athletes have a new piece of paper to go along with the constantly growing pile of forms they must sign before participating in a h

Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study - US News and World Report

Young people who suffer a concussion often want to return to school and begin using electronics right away, but resuming everyday life to

JP Case Middle School Athletic Trainer to Host Community Health Education Series

The community is invited to JP Case Middle School in Flemington, where the school is hosting a free, three-part monthly “Healthy and Acti

Pioneering Advances Come Into Play In Efforts To Tackle Football's Concussion Crisis

Football players at Virginia Tech knock heads during games and practices while wearing helmets outfitted with tiny accelerometers, device

Schools Join War on Cardiac Arrest

This past August, while in class at Roswell High School, 17-year-old Andrew Hawks suddenly felt his heart rate go up.

Flemington-Raritan athletic trainer to address middle school concussions and other injuries

A certified athletic trainer has joined the Case Middle School staff to address head injuries and other student sports injuries in the di

ATSNJ Joins Fight Against Juvenile Diabetes

American Diabetes Month takes place each November as a way to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes. 

ATSNJ Completes 3 Year Fall Sports Concussion Survey

The Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) has recently completed a 3 year (2010-2012) online Fall concussion survey involving secondary school Athletic Trainers (ATs). The goal of this study was to examine the incidence of concussions in fall athletics at secondary schools in the state of New Jersey.

 

 

"This study highlights some of the issues that continue to affect our high school athletes. We need to address this problem from every possible angle and work together to create change" - John Furtado, ATSNJ President.

 

 

The Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) has recently completed a 3 year (2010-2012) online Fall concussion survey involving secondary school Athletic Trainers (ATs). The goal of this study was to examine the incidence of concussions in fall athletics at secondary schools in the state of New Jersey. The 3 year study involved 86 High School Athletic Trainers participating each year; 80/86 schools reporting had football as a Fall sport. Throughout the course of the study there were 3,161 concussions reported (avg. 1053.67 reported concussions per year). According to the study, football had the highest reported incidence of concussions at 57% followed by girls soccer at 18% and boys soccer at 14%, Cheering 6%, Field Hockey 4% and Gymnastics 1%.

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How to Prevent a Pitching Sports Injuries

"The debate over youth pitching has shifted in recent years from what types of pitches youth pitchers should avoid to how many pitches ar

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