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Tools of the Trade
May 12, 2014 - Issue 662
Club Play Not Okayed
 After much debate, California voted to continue to not allow high school athletes to compete on club teams in the same season. Read the full story...
Devil is in the Details
 NCAA Division I athletic directors talk candidly about the problems of figuring out how to equitably increase student-athletes’ scholarships to include the full cost of attendance. Read the full story...
Social Media Storm
 Parents of high school volleyball players are claiming their daughters were excluded from all-conference consideration due to comments they made on social media. Read the full story...
Featured Column

4 Sports Equipment & Athletic Apparel Myths, Busted

By Bobbie Quinn

From the advances in sports equipment to the reasons why team apparel is important, there are many myths when it comes to athletic gear. Let’s take a look at four of the biggest equipment and apparel myths in sports and bust them!

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Conference Switch
 The University of Wisconsin-Superior is ending a 102-year long conference affiliation. Read the full story...
A High School Issue, Too
 An in-depth examination of racism in high school sports in Pennsylvania. Read the full story...
Myofascial Roller Massage Reduces Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Myofascial Roller Massage Reduces Delayed Onset Mu  A recently published study in The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy demonstrated the effectiveness of an inexpensive, easy-to-use massage tool on reducing hamstring muscle soreness after high intensity exercise. The study, conducted at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark, investigated the acute effect of massage with the TheraBand Roller Massager+ on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
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Genes to Blame?
 New research claims that genetics may make some people more susceptible to concussions than others. Read the full story...
Wrestler Granted Waiver
 A college wrestler won a waiver from the NCAA to compete with a beard. Read the full story...
Finalist Profile
 A look at one of our finalists for the Most Valuable Athletic Training Award: Christina Emrich, Head Athletic Trainer at Red Bank Regional High School in Little Silver, N.J. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Scoreboards and Video/Graphic Displays  Your scoreboard and/or video/graphic displays are often the face of your facility. These options from top manufacturers are sure to improve your facility's look.
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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:
Game Ready
Global Bodyweight Training
Extractor Corporation
Eyes in the Air

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Mat Changes
 New NFHS rules for high school wrestling focus on changes in the definition of bad time and advancement of wrestlers in the consolation bracket. Read the full story...
Getting an Edge
 Ranked in the top 10, the University of Wisconsin softball team employs several unique coaching strategies. Read the full story...
Troubling Transfers
 The state of New Jersey is looking into its problem with high school athletic transfers. Read the full story...
Ultimate Resource
Global Bodyweight Training is the ultimate resource for the bodyweight athlete with equipment, videos, and apparel.
Quality Time
Vero Beach Sports Village provides the ideal setting to enable your team to grow together, and better prepare for your upcoming season.
Reach Your Goals
The Gun 8000 Series and the Gun 6000 Series basketball shooting practice machines have revolutionized the way programs everywhere improve their game.
Get the Advantage
Veritix provides state-of-the-art digital ticketing, event marketing, and relationship management applications, enabling sports teams and universities to build better relationships with their customers and fans.
Comprehensive Capabilities
Powering Athletics manufactures products for sports performance and physical medicine. The extensive product line of 25 items bridges these two markets.
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