Youth Sports

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

Former NFL star talks to young athletes about concussions

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite an alarming statistic — an estimated 1.275 million concussion or similar trau

ATSNJ Secondary School Sports 2011 Concussion Survey

ATSNJ Secondary School Sports Concussion Survey

Fall 2010, Fall 2011

Results from ATSNJ Online Survey

 

To see the full results, please click on the story.

 

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The Derek Sheely Foundation

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