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USA Football members admitted free to Team Sports Conference & Expo

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:32pm

All USA Football members will receive free admission the 2016 Team Sports Conference & Expo on June 27-29 at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Keynote speaker Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL defensive lineman with the Baltimore Colts, helps kick off the event that includes on-field demonstrations and classroom sessions with championship coaches and a presentation by Green Bay Packers all-time leading rusher Ahman Green.

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Medical experts: Safety starts with proper technique, fundamentals

Joe Frollo Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:03am

Developing fundamentals and learning proper mechanics dramatically reduces the chances for injury, according to a pair of medical experts who work with NFL and college football players.

These are critical ingredients for a better, safer sports experience and too often overlooked in current news stories that discuss football injuries, including concussion, said Dr. Patrick Kersey of Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Sports Medicine and Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz of the University of North Carolina Concussion Research Center.

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Hydration strategies for spring competition

Amy Mills Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:31am

As warm weather approaches, football players and coaches are starting to pull out the helmets, shoulder pads, blocking shields and lesson plans for spring workouts.

One key to a good football practice is proper hydration.

Throughout training – including before, during and after – players and coaches both must focus on maintaining adequate hydration levels. Drinking plenty of fluids and staying well-hydrated benefits onfield performance while reducing the risk of heat stress or illness.

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