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Tools of the Trade
May 5, 2014 - Issue 661
Coaching Hire Is Blasted
 An Oregon high school football coach sent a scathing letter to a local paper over another school’s hiring decision. Read the full story...
Big House Prom
 A pair of Michigan high schools will hold their proms at Michigan Stadium, home of the University of Michigan football team. Read the full story...
Crossing the Line
 The NFHS’s 2013 Baseball Coach of the Year may be breaking the law by leading his team in prayer. Read the full story...
Hot Off the Press and Now Online

Featured E-Zine

The April/May 2014 issue of Training & Conditioning includes feature articles on:

* Using “superfoods” to improve athletic performance
* Identifying and treating sacroiliac joint disfunction (SIJD)
* Sand training to train quickness while lessening impact
* Hosting a walk-in sports medicine clinic for high school athletes
* University of Central Florida’s football strength and conditioning program
* And a profile of Most Valuable Athletic Trainer winner, Brian Robinson, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill.

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Athletic Administrator’s Story
 While an increasing number of gay athletes are starting to come out, this story takes a look at the life of an athletic administrator at Texas A&M who is gay. Read the full story...
Three Cheers
 The state of New York will make cheerleading an official interscholastic sport. Read the full story...
Summer School
Summer School  While the change of leaves and start of autumn are still months away, football games are being won and lost across America. Throughout the spring and into the dog days of summer, football players hit the weightroom and practice fields to train for the strength, agility, and endurance that will decide games in the fall. Those who work the hardest and smartest are likely to be those who will win.
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Hip to Elbow Injuries
 A new study finds a potential solution to the rash of torn ulnar collateral ligaments: increasing range of motion in the hips. Read the full story...
New Cardiac Law
 Indiana is the latest state to pass a law mandating steps that schools must take to address Sudden Cardiac Arrest in athletes. Read the full story...
Different Strokes?
 A college football coach is being criticized after four of his players, who allegedly assaulted a basketball player, received different punishments, with the lightest being reserved for the best player. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Outdoor Facilities  Spring has sprung and it's time to start thinking about sprucing up your outdoor facilities. Check out what these top manufacturers have on tap.
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Online Buyer's Guide
Our online Buyer's Guide features a customized pages for companies advertising in our 2014 Buyer's Guide, including interactive links, product images, and more detailed product listings. Here are links to four companies featured in our Guide:
Ferris Mfg. Corp.
Eco Chemical
Everlast Sports Surfacing

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Singular Focus
 A popular and successful high school girls’ basketball coach in California is stepping down. One reason is a decrease in multi-sport athletes. Read the full story...
Athletes Write Letter
 Thirty baseball players at Saginaw Valley State University wrote a letter of complaint to their athletic director, claiming their head coach disregarded safety, ignored pitch counts, and slept on the job. Read the full story...
From Coach to President
 Former Ohio State University Head Football Coach Jim Tressel is a finalist for the Presidential job at two colleges. Read the full story...
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