Bill proposes age limits on tackle football for young athletes

Good Counsel High School freshman William Leatherwood has been playing tackle football since second grade. Leatherwood says playing tackle football for so many years has helped get him to Good Counsel and their athletic program. But that could change for younger athletes in the future.

Bill Would Punish Coaches Who Don’t Bench Youth Players With Concussion Symptoms

NFL, college injuries, feature film put head-trauma issue in the spotlight.

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.


Athletics supervisors cite concerns about the sensors’ value and costs.

Helmet Sensors an Emerging Market Due to Concussion Awareness

A number of sports equipment companies say they may have found a piece of the puzzle in identifying concussions, especially in contact sports such as football.

Girls’ Lacrosse to Decide on Headgear

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

Debate Over Baseline Testing Continues, Even As Use Spreads

Supporters say the tests can be valuable in determining when athletes who have had concussions should return to competition and school, but others wonder how worthwhile they are.

Concussion Numbers Dip for High School Sports in Howard Co.

Howard County Public Schools saw a 19 percent drop last school year in reported sports-related concussions, after numbers steadily rose for several years.

Applying to College Following a Concussion: One Student’s Road Map

A Frederick High School student’s experience proves the college application process can be completed even with concussion symptoms–with help from a variety of sources, including family, high school teachers and counselors.

Concussion Testing Program in Mo. Co. Is Sweeping, But Impact Still Unclear, Some Say

It’s difficult to say if concussions have decreased or increased in quantity, because the county now has a reporting system in place that did not exist before, says one high school athletic director.