Establishing Athlete Behavior Standards

The start of a new season is an exciting time for coaches and athletes alike. However, this initial burst of enthusiasm and commitment inevitably will soon be tested as athletes cope with training and competition demands while also trying to balance other life responsibilities. Over a long season, even the most disciplined competitor will be tempted to stray off course and sometimes make poor decisions or behave inappropriately.

NFL Announces Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results

The National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) have announced the results of laboratory testing on helmets that can be worn by NFL players during the upcoming 2017 season. The NFL, in collaboration with the NFLPA, through their respective appointed biomechanical experts, coordinated extensive laboratory research on 33 helmets to determine with helmets best reduced head impact severity.