Dartmouth Football Head Coach Preaches Player Safety

In a new video interview, Buddy Teevens, legendary coach of Dartmouth University, speaks to the unique and effective techniques his program is using to protect his players. With his incredible concept of “no Dartmouth player will ever be tackled by another Dartmouth player,” they have led the Ivy League in […]

By |2023-11-06T11:58:32-07:00June 21, 2018|Concussions, Football, Impact, Injury, News, Safety, The Latest|0 Comments

Definitive Head Injury criterion (HIC) test guidebook – Everything & more about HIC

As consensus among the scientific community that the Head Injury Criterion (HIC) test  is the appropriate measure for head injury in surface grow, so do the number of questions from designers and owners. The Brock research staff, in conjunction with a team of reviewers and PhD engineers, have created the definitive, […]

“Dave Duerson Act” could ban tackle football for children under 12

Dave Duerson was a starting safety for the Chicago Bears 1985 Super Bowl championship team. He played in the NFL for 11 seasons, and was selected to play in four Pro Bowls. In the years after his retirement, Duerson struggled with memory lapses, mood swings, headaches, blurred eyesight, and other […]

By |2023-10-26T14:57:15-06:00January 30, 2018|Concussions, Football, Impact, Injury, News, Safety, The Latest|0 Comments

New Documentary Shows Artificial Turf Plays Important Role in Concussion Crisis

The Brett Favre produced film, “Shocked: The Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis,” sheds light on how hard artificial turf fields become when not maintained or built without shock pads. The concept grew from Brett Favre’s discussions with Brock USA CEO, Dan Sawyer, and developed into a comprehensive documentary […]

Youth Football Players may take more Hits to the Head than Originally Thought

Boston University study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found CTE in 110 of 111 ex-NFL players. This alarming discovery was discussed heavily in the news and social media. Less publicized was the diagnosis of CTE in 3 of 18 brains from high school athletes. […]

By |2023-10-26T15:02:53-06:00January 9, 2018|Concussions, Football, Impact, Injury, News, Safety, The Latest|0 Comments

Byrne & Jones Brings HIC to forefront of field testing

Leading artificial turf design firm, Byrne & Jones, posted a great article recently pertaining to the importance of shock pads in field design and how the HIC Testprovides a much more encompassing look at field safety than using the G-Max test alone. Here is a little snippet, but […]

By |2023-10-26T15:09:06-06:00December 28, 2017|Impact, Injury, News, Shock Pads, The Latest|0 Comments

Bob Costas Warns of Football’s Dire Future if Solutions are not Embraced

Just one day before Bob Costas is set to be honored by the Concussion Legacy Foundation, news outlets across the country are releasing articles highlighting his concerns for the future of football. USA Today quoted Costas from a panel he participated in at the University of Maryland, […]

By |2023-10-26T15:13:50-06:00November 8, 2017|Concussions, Impact, Injury, News, Safety|0 Comments

Artificial Pitches: Is it Time to Review Performance Requirements? – by Sports labs, Ltd.

Whenever we see information of value provided by reputable research institutes we push that information to everyone we can. Research and science should drive industries forward and the sports field industry is on the cusp of a shock pad revolution. When leading […]

By |2023-10-26T15:19:12-06:00September 29, 2017|Impact, Injury, News, Safety, The Latest|0 Comments

Should We Bring The “Standing-8 Count” Rule to Turf Sports?

Bennie Fowler of the Denver Broncos dove into the end zone in an attempt to catch a pass and came down hard on the turf. Seconds later Fowler got up and tried running back to the huddle only to lose his balance and fall back down. This play was immediately […]

By |2023-12-06T16:28:05-07:00September 18, 2017|Concussions, Football, Injury, News, Safety, Shock Pads, The Latest|0 Comments
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