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Tools of the Trade
July 28, 2014 - Issue 673
High School HGH Use on Rise
 A national survey of 3,700 high school students found that use of HGH has increased from five percent to 11 percent in the past year. Read the full story...
Tangled in Red Tape
 Texas high school football coaches are upset that NCAA rules prevented Division I coaches from speaking and networking at the Texas High School Coaches Association Convention and Coaching School. Read the full story...
Primed and Ready
 Conference USA members are ready to offer its scholarship athletes extra funds to cover the full cost of attendance should the NCAA allow schools to do so. Read the full story...
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Balancing Act
 The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is working on a plan to address competitive inequities between its member schools. Read the full story...
Tiger Training
 Auburn University Football Strength and Conditioning Coach Ryan Russell explains how he prepares the Tigers’ football team to meet the demands of its hurry-up offense. Read the full story...
Book Excerpt: Complete Linebacking
Signaling Calls to the Defense  For players and staff, signaling calls to the defense can be some of the most anxious and exciting moments in the game. Coaches and players must exchange information quickly and precisely. The communication must be clear. One inaccurate word can change the entire concept of the original call. The quicker the information is signaled, the more confident the unit will be and the more time they will have to study the offense at the line of scrimmage.
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Lawsuit Dismissed
 An Oregon high school lacrosse player had his lawsuit challenging a suspension dismissed by a federal judge. Read the full story...
Meeting of the Minds
 The Big 12 Conference will host a forum on the future of college athletics on Aug. 6 in New York City. Read the full story...
Honorable Mention Profile
 Read about one of our honorable mentions for the Most Valuable Athletic Training Award: Joe Ewald, Athletic Trainer at Howell (Mich.) High School. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Ankle and Foot Care  Taking care of your athletes' feet is made easier with these quality products from the best ankle and foot care people in the business.
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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:
Performance Health
Newstripe, Inc.
Pivot Sports Global

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Welcome Back
 The University of North Carolina is offering former scholarship athletes financial help if they want to return to get a degree. Read the full story...
Returning to Normal
 Regardless of whether or not players missed time due to the injury, a new study of NFL players found that concussion has no impact on performance once the athlete returns to play. Read the full story...
Playing Defense
 The NCAA is defending its enforcement efforts after recent criticisms. Read the full story...
Pilates Innovator
Balanced Body, Inc. has provided innovation in Pilates equipment since 1976.
Biodex Balance Assessment
Baseline and post-injury Balance Assessment - for the management of concussion.
Full-Spectrum Protection
GymWipes is an industry leader in cleaning, sanitizing, and protecting professional workout equipment.
Water Power
Empowered by water, HydroWorx is the leader in aquatic therapy technology.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc. is an adhesive company that specializes in one-part curing urethanes for installing synthetic turf, wood floors, and sport and recreational surfaces.
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