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Tools of the Trade
July 21, 2014 - Issue 672
Change In Start Date Criticized
 Arkansas high school football coaches are not happy about a proposal to change the start of football practices, citing safety concerns. Read the full story...
Food for Thought
 As a result of the NCAA lifting restrictions on feeding athletes, USC is planning on spending more than $1 million on an “enhanced fueling plan.” Read the full story...
Preventing Hazing
 In Pennsylvania, the PIAA is going to require middle and high school coaches to be trained in dealing with hazing by 2016. Read the full story...
Featured Catalog

New York Barbells

New York Barbells has long provided weight training equipment to school athletic departments and other athletic facilities across the United States. Check out their full supply of equipment to meet your facility needs.

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All-Star Athletic Director
 At last week’s MLB All-Star game, Renan Ebeid, Athletic Director at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., was honored for her work as an exemplary educator. Read the full story...
No Need To Be Social
 University of South Carolina Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier eschews modern technology, and still succeeds with recruits. Read the full story...
Case Study
Batting 1.000  When Washington Nationals pinch-hitting specialist Greg Dobbs walked into a sports nutrition store five years ago, he was simply looking for a protein powder that would boost his offseason workouts. What he found was Sean Torbati, current CEO and President of High Performance Nutrition (HPN), who operated the store at the time. The chance encounter served as the catalyst for a supplementation collaboration that continues to this day.
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Fun With Strength Coaches
 How do you keep athletes motivated in the weightroom during tough summer practices? Top strength coaches share a few of their secrets. Read the full story...
A Closer Look
 A study that examined University of Kansas basketball players’ saliva could provide an interesting look at how athletes handle stress. Read the full story...
Honorable Mention Profile
 Read about one of our honorable mentions for the Most Valuable Athletic Training Award: Jason Dodd, Athletic Trainer at Van (Tex.) High School. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Field Maintenance  Keep your field looking tip-top with these cutting edge products from manufacturers you trust.
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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:
NZ Manufacturing, Inc.
Musco Lighting
National Sports Products

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Coach Claims Discrimination
 A Georgia high school football coach is claiming his school district discriminated against him when firing him. Read the full story...
It Takes a Village
 Rutgers University Athletic Director Julie Hermann discusses the possibility of creating an “athletes village.” Read the full story...
No Bears Allowed
 An Illinois high school athletic director asked a member of the Chicago Bears to refrain from running sprints on the school’s turf field. Read the full story...
Flexall Gels
Flexall(R) gels enhance ultrasound, cryotherapy, T.E.N.S., and massage therapies.
Used By the Pros
PolyMem and SportsWrap wound dressings enhance healing, help relieve pain, and reduce inflammation for athletes.
Ultimate Resource
Global Bodyweight Training is the ultimate resource for the bodyweight athlete with equipment, videos, and apparel.
A Wide Variety
IPI by Bison provides a wide selection of gym and field sports equipment to suit your needs.
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.
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