Professor Dorothy Espelage of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign leads a team of undergraduates, graduate students, and devoted staff in a concerted effort to make U.S. schools more safe.
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To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
ImPACT provides computerized neurocognitive assessment tools and services that are used by medical doctors, psychologists, athletic trainers, and other licensed healthcare professionals to assist them in determining an athlete's ability to return to play after suffering a concussion.
The National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) promotes and facilitates coaching competence within all levels of amateur sport by overseeing and evaluating the quality of coaching education programs. In addition, NCACE endorses comprehensive standards for sport practitioners, including: volunteer, interscholastic, collegiate, and elite coaches. Through accreditation, NCACE provides leadership and guidance to coaching education providers, sport administrators, and the public regarding the knowledge, values, and skills of effective coaches.
The mission of the Institute for
the Study of Youth Sports is to provide leadership,
scholarship and outreach that "transforms" the face of youth sports in ways
that maximize the beneficial physical, psychological, and social effects of participation
for children and youth while minimizing detrimental effects.
The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) was launched in 1978 after members of the Michigan state legislature became concerned about negative and unhealthy practices occurring in children's sports. The goals were to establish a world-class institute that would scientifically study the beneficial and detrimental effects of sports participation on children and youth and then work to maximize the beneficial effects.
ISYS is part of the Michigan State University, the first land-grant university in America. From its beginning MSU has been a leader in scientific outreach and engagement.
Taylor Hooton Foundation was formed in memory of Taylor E. Hooton, a 17-year old high school athlete from Plano, Texas, who took his own life on July 15, 2003, as a result of the use of anabolic steroids. This Foundation was founded by the parents, family, and friends of Taylor after his death when the founders became aware of the magnitude of a growing problem among high school and college students across the US and Canada—the illegal use and abuse of anabolic steroids as an appearance and performance enhancement drug in addition to the abuse of other APEDs by our kids. They discovered that this is a serious problem among young athletes and non-athletes, and learned that young people and their parents are generally ignorant of either the prevalence of or the real dangers of these powerful drugs.