High School Rules: New football regulations focus on concussions – MaxPreps News

New rules on helmet to helmet hits and chop blocking. As football programs at all levels are coming to understand the long-term effects of concussions and repeated contact to the head, it’s no surprise that the newest set of National Federation of State High School Associations football rules gives that issue the highest priority see… Read More

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NOCSAE Meets to Consider Sports Medicine Research Grants and Discuss Development… — CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment NOCSAE meets today to consider hundreds of thousands of dollars in research grants specifically related to concussion – based on recommendations from the organizations new Scientific Advisory Committee, made up of the nations leaders in sports science.  NOCSAE… Read More

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Virginia Tech announces football helmet ratings for reducing concussion risk | Virginia Tech News | Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va., May 10, 2011 – Virginia Tech released today the results of a new rating system of adult football helmets that is designed to reduce the risk of concussions. One currently manufactured helmet received the top “5 star” rating, and a total of five helmets received the very good “4-star” rating. This biomechanical impact… Read More

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Study shows NFL players wore low-rated helmets – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON – Nearly 40 percent of NFL players last season wore a helmet model that got the second-lowest rating for reducing the risk of concussions in a study by Virginia Tech researchers. Riddell’s VSR-4 helmet received just one star in a study of football helmets led by Virginia Tech professor of biomedical engineering Stefan Duma… Read More

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