Fairfield Eliminated from Little League World Series

Last night, Fairfield, Connecticut lost to Petaluma, California for the second time in the Little League World Series and was eliminated.  Coming off of a no-hit, shut out win on Tuesday, Fairfield was shut out and lost to Pelaluma by a score of 5-0.  Pat Pickens has the story for the Fairfield Citizen. Congratulations to the Fairfield […]

New Concussion Policy Blog Cites to CT Sports Law

Concussion Policy and the Law, a new website launched by Holt Hackney, cited my recent post entitled Youth Football Coaches Must Make Changes to Practice, which discussed how coaches must change football practices to avoid concussions and adhere to new youth football rules: Click here to read the post in its entirety: Sports Law Attorney Takes Stand […]

Youth Football Coaches Must Make Changes to Practice

“That sounded like pillows crashing!  Do it again!” That was a common refrain from one of my youth football coaches during one-on-one tackling drills.  Although the drills varied by name (Oklahoma, Bull in the Ring, etc.) and by details, the basic rules were the same - the ball carrier ran straight ahead into the defender, who would […]

Litigation and Little League: Part II

A New Jersey woman injured by an errant throw while watching a Little League game is suing the player who threw the ball.  The player, Matthew Migliaccio, was 11 years old when we was warming up with his pitcher.  One of his throws hit Elizabeth Lloyd, who was sitting at a picnic table near the bullpen.  The […]

Framing the Issues: Concussions and Sports Law

Concussions are a pervasive topic in the area of sports today and rightly so.  Increased awareness concerning the dangers of concussions could prevent some of the serious health conditions that many current and former athletes have experienced.  Such awareness could also have a transformative effect on various aspects of sports from rules to equipment to coaching to […]

Hockey Mom’s Lawsuit is Dismissed

A  case was recently decided in Bridgeport (Conn.) Superior Court in which the mother of a youth hockey player sued the mother of another player, claiming that she was assaulted - albeit after she allegedly assaulted the defendant’s son.  Daniel Tepfer of the Connecticut Post has the story and the strange facts of this case: […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn QB Box to Transfer Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant has the story on UConn quarterback Michael Box, who has decided to transfer.  Box, who was recently relegated to the running the scout team, reportedly is considering 1-AA schools such as Richmond, Delaware, Coastal Carolina and James Madison.  He should be eligible to play immediately by […]

Camps Bring Additional Income, Legal Issues for College Coaches

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. -John Wooden The popularity of sports camps continues to rise across the American sports landscape.  These camps can be mutually beneficial to coaches and athletes.  For athletes, camps often bring superior instruction and exposure to the coaches at the next level of play.  For […]