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Abuse in Youth Athletics

By David Ester
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Youth athletics, be it a team or individual sport, presents a unique environment and a distinct set of power dynamics whereby minors under the age of 18 are training and competing under the guidance…

Strength Training Injuries in School-Aged Athletes

By David Ester
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This article examines the nuanced aspects of high school weight training injuries, common causes for weight room injuries, and the standard of care for coaches to safely train young athletes.  …

E-Skateboard Crash Investigations

By Benjamin Wixon, M.A.Ed.
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The use of e-skateboards and self-balancing, single-wheel skateboards has become increasingly prevalent among both children and adults. Likewise, injuries and incidents related to this equipment have…

Locker Room Hazing

By Gregory Kiehl, M.Ed.
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School locker rooms are a known area of vulnerability for incidents involving hazing, bullying, harassment, or abuse between students. While schools are ultimately responsible for providing a safe…

School Athletic Equipment Safety

By Joseph A. Blackman
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School administrators, athletic directors, and coaches have broad responsibilities for the proper management of athletic programs, including the safety of athletes. One of the most important aspects…

Obstacle Course Design, Construction, and Maintenance

By Ian Adamson
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Recent years have found an increased demand for obstacle course races and “ninja warrior” style training and events at gyms and athletic facilities. World OCR, the international governing…

Evolution of Public Skateparks

By Benjamin Wixon, M.A.Ed.
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In this article, skateboarding expert, Ben Wixon, discusses various aspects of skatepark design and construction, as well as strategies for incorporating skateparks into the design of a community.…