All Articles by Donald C. Collins, J.D.

Who Is Snapping Pictures of Your Child?

Youth sports photography used to be such a simple thing. One or two parents would snap a team photo. If you were lucky, the neighborhood paper would send a photographer and your team would get a little publicity. Now, it seems like every person at a youth sports contest is a photographer. The problem is that sometimes the photographer is posting the photographs on the Internet for non-sports use.

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Forms: Not All Created Equal

A school or team should require preparticipation physical examinations or evaluations (PPE) before allowing a child to practice or play an organized sport. After the sports season is over, a school needs to save the PPE until the child is an adult because children have the right to bring lawsuits as adults for injuries they suffered as children. The problem is that schools and sports programs don't use the same form and sometimes don't save them.