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Tools of the Trade
May 26, 2014 - Issue 664
Legislators Weigh In
 On the heels of Northwestern University football players attempting to unionize, elected officials are introducing legislation to benefit student-athletes. Read the full story...
Bullying Lawsuit
 Parents of a South Carolina girls’ basketball player are suing their daughter’s school, claiming the student-athlete was the subject of racially-motivated bullying from upperclassmen. Read the full story...
Speeding It Up
 The ACC is going to experiment with a 30-second shot clock. Read the full story...

Hot Off The Press and Now Online

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

  • Developing proper sleep habits to improve athletic performance

  • Addressing Athletic Energy Deficit in female athletes

  • Meal planning tactics for Texas A&M football

  • Achieving work-life balance as an athletic trainer

  • University of Michigan men’s basketball strength and conditioning program

  • And a profile of our Comeback Athlete, Devin Carter, Virginia Tech

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    Concussion Support
     A group of high school athletes who sustained sports-related concussions are starting a support group for other concussed athletes. Read the full story...
    Coach Suspended for Tirade
     A California high school baseball coach was suspended for a profanity-laced tirade. Read the full story...
    Tennis Players Improve Velocity
    Tennis Players Improve Velocity  Use of inexpensive devices resulted in improved tennis performance which may reduce overuse injury in young tennis players.
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    Authoring a Final Four Run
     Last weekend, the University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team competed in the NCAA Division I Final Four. In this article, the squad’s strength and conditioning coach reveals the secrets to the team’s success. Read the full story...
    Uncovering Injuries
     Olympic-level competitors were monitored over a 40-week period to help develop a new method to study the health problems of elite athletes. Read the full story...
    Finalist Profile
     A look at one of our finalists for the Most Valuable Athletic Training Award: Perry Denehy, Director of Sports Medicine for the Sycamore Community School District in Cincinnati. Read the full story...
    Product Showcase
    Rehab Products  Rehab modalities are constantly evolving and it's up to you, the athletic trainer, to keep up with each wave of improvement. Check out these cutting edge solutions that will help you get your athletes back in the game faster.
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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:
    High Performance Nutrition
    Gill Athletics
    Gold Medal Products

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    Eligibility Rulings Questioned
     A bill has been proposed in New Orleans that would require the state association to have a third-party arbitrator rule on eligibility if a student-athlete requests it. Read the full story...
    Ask Away
     Washington State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach took part in an “Ask Me Anything” discussion on Reddit. Read the full story...
    Ice Hockey Changes
     More stringent penalties for boarding and checking from behind in high school ice hockey have been approved for the 2014-15 season. Read the full story...
    Applying Sports Knowledge
    Human Kinetics is the information leader in physical activity.
    A Wide Variety
    IPI by Bison provides a wide selection of gym and field sports equipment to suit your needs.
    Gateway to Strength
    Legend Fitness provides the ultimate gateway to stronger athletes.
    NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries.
    Practice Made Easier
    Coaching-aid machine technology made easy.
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