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Tools of the Trade
June 2, 2014 - Issue 665
Firing Back
 A fired assistant coach at New Mexico State University is claiming harassment. Read the full story...
Baseball Blowout
 In Oregon, a high school baseball team lost 65-0, but defended the opposing coach. Read the full story...
Calling All Students
 The University of Michigan, struggling with student attendance, is launching new student football ticket packages. Read the full story...
Featured Issue

Hot Off The Press and Now Online

The June/July 2014 issue of Athletic Management includes feature articles on:


  • Solutions for improving the spectator experience

  • Creativity and resourcefulness drives athletic program revival

  • Tackling unfamiliar roles amid departmental restructuring

  • Improving physical education curriculums

  • New initiative to reduce alcohol abuse at NCAA D-III schools

  • Latest product news for the equipment room



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Going For The Grades
 When Bryan Schoonover became the Head Football Coach at Groveport (Ohio) Madison High School, the first assistant he hired was Kaeri King, a science teacher with zero football experience. He says it was the best decision of his career. Read the full story...
Late Career Switch
 Penn State’s longtime equipment manager is leaving his post to become a high school athletic director. Read the full story...
Case Study
Strength Training With a Twist  As trainers I am sure you have had many young athletes who want to bench 225lbs but they can't do 10 perfect push-ups. Ah, the exuberance of youth! When it comes to strength training I like pumping iron as much as the next guy but I also like to use bodyweight to challenge the entire body as a unit, build core strength, balance, extend sets (working every muscle fibre), challenge the nervous system, enhance body awareness and ligament and tendon strengthening.
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Concussion Research
 A recent study found that high school athletes are reluctant to report concussions during competitions and coaches aren’t able to recognize the symptoms. Read the full story...
Is That Your Final Answer?
 Glenn Fleisig, Research Director of the American Sports Medicine Institute, recently did an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, focusing mainly on injuries to baseball pitchers. Read the full story...
Lifetime of Achievements
 Congratulations to former University of Nebraska Strength and Conditioning Coach Boyd Epley on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
AEMA Convention Preview  The following companies will exhibit at the 2014 Athletic Equipment Managers' Association Convention.
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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:
Human Kinetics
Infinity Flooring
Gourock
GV Pro Tables

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Whiffing the Rule Book
 A California high school baseball team was sent home from the playoffs following a whiffle ball practice. Read the full story...
At the Ready
 Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin keeps a list of 15 people at each assistant coaching position he would be interested in hiring if a coach on his staff left. Read the full story...
Finalist Profile
 A look at one of our finalists for the Most Valuable Athletic Training Award: Maria Hutsick, Head Athletic Trainer at Medfield (Mass.) High School. Read the full story...
A Market Leader
AstroTurf's accomplishments include introducing environmentally progressive turf systems, heat-reducing AstroFlect(TM) technology, and the RootZone(R) infill stabilization solution.
Enhancing the Look of Your Field
Diamond Pro professional groundskeeping products deliver long-lasting performance and quality while enhancing the look and feel of a well-maintained field.
Fulfills Your Needs
Muhl Tech has been a leader in developing high-quality baseball and softball training aids and practice equipment since 2001.
Hands on Deck
Pro's Choice offers a whole team of products to help make your infield the best it can be.
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