Archive for 'Sports'

DOD, NCAA Team Up to Change Attitudes About Concussions

DOD, NCAA Team Up to Change Attitudes About Concussions

As part of the effort, up to 10 research grants of $400,000 each will be awarded to colleges and universities and others studying factors that could help to change the behaviors of student-athletes.

Girls’ Lacrosse to Decide on Headgear

Girls’ Lacrosse to Decide on Headgear

A vote on a proposed standard for a soft helmet is expected in the new year.

The Satirical Comedy World Wages War Against Washington’s NFL Team

The Satirical Comedy World Wages War Against Washington’s NFL Team

Do satirical television shows alter young people’s perceptions, or are they simply reflecting views already held by younger Americans?

Maryland Coaches Embrace Affordable, High-Tech Toolset

Maryland Coaches Embrace Affordable, High-Tech Toolset

The quality gap between professional and amateur coaching tools is rapidly shrinking. Parents who miss their child’s games can follow along on their phone. Coaches and players now stay on the same page when learning and practicing thanks to organized, computer-created playbooks and game notes.

The Cutting Edge: Sport Sensor Technology for the Modern Coach

The Cutting Edge: Sport Sensor Technology for the Modern Coach

Radar guns, bat swing sensors and monitor devices, once exclusive to the elite level of sport, are now affordable to the everyday coach. “Kids are visual learners and live in the 160-character world; embrace it, there’s no risk,” said baseball head coach Sean O’Connor of DeMatha Catholic High School.

Coaches Gain Family Time, Improve Practices With Video Analysis Services

Coaches Gain Family Time, Improve Practices With Video Analysis Services

Professional and NCAA athletic programs long shouldered the costs to hire video coordinators, provide professional statistics and create segmented game films, but now youth, high school and smaller-college coaches have affordable access to these technologies.

Making a New Life in a New Country by Going From New Citizen to Team Captain

Making a New Life in a New Country by Going From New Citizen to Team Captain

Yonis Blanco moved from El Salvador to Maryland in 2001. His transition to the United States wasn't easy, but he overcame the challenges and then some.

Bradley Beal Is Back, and That Should be Good News for the Wizards

Bradley Beal Is Back, and That Should be Good News for the Wizards

Washington Wizards fans had dreamed of a backcourt of John Wall, Beal and Paul Pierce, but the team didn’t see that until Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks.

Ovechkin’s Rise to Caps All-Time Points Leader

Ovechkin’s Rise to Caps All-Time Points Leader

Alexander Ovechkin became the Washington Capitals' franchise leader in points on Tuesday night against the Calgary flames.