The Smart Teams Play Safe™ summit is bringing together leading clinicians, researchers and scientists in the field of youth sports health and safety to announce a comprehensive set of youth sports health and safety best practices, and to mark the launch of MomsTEAM Institute’s innovative SmartTeam™ program, which will be implementing best practices in six communities around the country in the fall of 2014.
In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later in order to align school schedules to the biological sleep rhythms of adolescents, whose sleep-wake cycles begin to shift up to two hours later at the start of puberty.
Health & Safety
The veto by California governor Jerry Brown of AB 1890, a bill that would have made it illegal for anyone to call themselves an "athletic trainer" without actually being one has a top interscholastic sports administrator in the Golden State asking why.
Health & Safety
Five years after a joint task force of medical groups issued pre-season heat acclimatization guidelines, only 13 state high school athletic associations have moved to adopt them.
Health & Safety
A new youth soccer safety campaign urging middle schools and under-14 soccer leagues to eliminate heading in the sport has sparked renewed interest in the controversial issue, but is also being criticized for advancing a slanted view of the science.

What people are saying about MomsTeam:

I finally had the opportunity to watch The Smartest Team  and thought it was terrific. I want to commend you and your team on a job well done.  It is informative, insightful and important information for anyone in youth and high school sports to watch. 



Scott Hallenbeck Executive Director, USA Football

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