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NFHS Approves Ten Rules Changes For High School Field Hockey

With appropriate open space and no players approaching, high school field hockey players will now be permitted to raise their sticks above the shoulders to stop, receive and deflect or play the ball. The change was one of 10 rule changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations in February 2015.

Middle School Headgear Mandate For Soccer, Lacrosse, and Field Hockey Came As Surprise

The recent move by the Princeton (NJ) school district to require headgear for all middle-school soccer, field hockey and lacrosse players has generated controversy. MomsTEAM's sports concussion neuropsychologists has concerns about the effectiveness of such headgear and says the focus needs to be on education, training, rules enforcement, and hiring more athletic trainers.

Protective Eyewear Reduces Eye, Head, and Facial Injuries in High School Field Hockey

High school field hockey players competing in states which mandate protective eyewear have significantly lower rates of head, eye, and facial injuries when compared to those who compete in states without such mandates, and the addition of protective eyewear did not result in more player-player contact injuries such as concussions, a new study finds.

Buying Mouth Guards

There are three kinds of mouth guards, but, regardless of type, they help prevent injury to the mouth, teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. But they are also breeding grounds for bacteria, so they should be sanitized daily.

2012 Field Hockey Rules Changes Focus on Responsibilities of Coaches

In an effort to emphasize coaches' responsibilities, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has made ten rule changes in field hockey to reduce gamesmanship and improve sportsmanship.

Concussion Rates in High School Sports Vary By Sport and Gender

Concussion rates in thirteen high school sports from 1998 to 2008, as reported in three separate studies, vary widely by sport and, in some cases, by gender.

Field Hockey Expert Donna Lee Chung

Donna Lee Chung field hockey expertDonna Lee Chung was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Team and played goalie on five straight national teams, during which she represented the United States at two field hockey World Cup championships (1986, Amstelveen, Netherlands and 1990, Sydney, Australia). In 1987 Donna was a member of the silver medal-winning U.S.

Uniform Change Highlights 2008-09 Field Hockey Revisions

A major change in uniforms was one of 18 rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Field Hockey Rules Committee at its January 20-21 meeting in Indianapolis. The rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

Ten Things To Remember After Your Child's Team Loses

No matter how talented your child may be, there are going to days when he doesn't play his best, or when, despite his best effort, his team loses.  How you manage both the ups, and the inevitable downs, will play a large role in whether your child has a successful youth sports experience.  Here are ten things to keep in mind after your child's team loses or he doesn't perform up to his expectations.
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