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"From the Gym to the Jury" is a Bi-Monthy On-Line Newsletter designed to protect your sports programs (and yourself) from costly injuries, liability and lawsuits. This newsletter is a nationally acclaimed source for legal trends and risk management strategies for universities and sports programs.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
This situation is complex. According to statistics compiled by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHSA) participation enrollment in football is down by 4.5% over the past decade.
NEW STUDY REVEALS THE DANGERS
OF YOUTH FOOTBALL PRACTICES
During a three-year period, the Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC recorded over 40,000 head impacts that occurred during youth practices and games (ages nine-13). The study divided the players into levels based on their age and weight. In addition, subjects were given regular helmets with impact sensors attached. The numbers later showed that the youth football practices had a higher number of hits to the head than during games - 30% to 50% higher.
STUDY FINDS CHRONIC TRAUMATIC
ENCEPHALOPATHY IN 110 OF 111
FORMER NFL PLAYERS’ BRAINS
A new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of former National Football League (NFL) players. The numbers are staggering...110 of 111 NFL players, 48 of 53 college football play- ers, and 3 of 14 high school football players showed evidence of CTE.
NORTH CAROLINA LEADS
NATION IN POLICIES PREVENTING
CHILD SPORTS FATALITIES
According to a recent report by the University of Connecticut, North Carolina leads the nation in policies that should help prevent sports- related deaths in high school athletic leagues.
NEW NCAA SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICY
All National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) schools must abide by the new sexual violence policy which was announced on August 10, 2017. This policy requires several things of the member schools, particularly as it relates to Title IX.