Common Injuries in Volleyball

When you think of sports injuries, activities like football, boxing and mixed marital arts come to mind. You may not think many injuries in volleyball happen since it isn’t a contact sport. After all, you’re only supposed to use your hands to hit the ball. Unfortunately, injuries in volleyball like concussions are more common than you might […]

Why Wear Protective Headgear in Non-Contact Sports & Situations?

Why Wear Protective Headgear in Non-Contact Sports & Situations?

If you have ever experienced a head-related injury or watched your child take a serious hit during game-play, you understand the importance of protective headgear. Whether the regulations require headgear or not, it is important for you and/or your child to protect themselves and limit the risk of head injuries that could have potentially long-term […]

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Head Injuries in Sports Impacting High School Athletic Programs

Concussions in sports are a growing issue as well as finding adequate ways to protect our children on the field. Whether a concussion results in severe damage or prevents an individual from playing the game they love, finding a safe solution is a necessity for athletic departments and organize sport organizations. The NFHS (National Federation […]

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Keeping her head in the game

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 After sustaining a concussion, Marian’s Nietz is back on the volleyball court By RICH STRACK Like everyone else, Lauren Nietz knows what it feels like to have a headache. And like everyone else, she does not know the causes of many of her headaches. Except for this one time. On […]

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HS VOLLEYBALL: Nietz’s headgear bonds Fillies

HOMETOWN With each shot striking the Marian volleyball court during Wednesday’s practice, a shout of celebration echoed through the gymnasium. On several of those spikes, though, junior Lauren Nietz dove, attempting to keep the ball in the air for a teammate to keep the play alive. Being a defensive specialist or libero isn’t the most […]

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MHS testing new safety helmets to prevent head injuries

Last fall The Malibu Times ran an article on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and its institution of preventative measures to protect athletes against brain injury. A year later we explore new measures being taken at Malibu High School. Read more.

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Sports Safety – Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

In the United States, about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year, which cause some loss of time of participation, are experienced by the participants. Almost one-third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related injuries. By far, the most common injuries […]

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Attention College Sports Fans: CDC and NCAA Team Up on Head Trauma Safety Be sure to cheer for concussion safety and your favorite college sports team this season, as CDC and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have teamed up to create concussion educational resources for coaches, student-athletes, team medical staff, and college sports fans. Each of these resources includes important information on concussion signs and symptoms, […]