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Tools of the Trade
October 6, 2014 - Issue 683
AD Faces Lawsuit
 A Virginia high school athletic director had a suit filed against him by students claiming he bullied them. Read the full story...
Support Needed
 A new study details how college student-athletes handle the many uncertainties of their lives and urges athletic departments to do more to help them. Read the full story...
Transgender Athletes in Spotlight
 The Minnesota High School League held a hearing about the rights of transgender athletes. Read the full story...
Featured Column

Athletic Trainers And Coaches: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Players

By: Bobbie Quinn

Oftentimes, you hear the phrase, “you need to get the most out of your players.” But what does that really mean and how do you actually accomplish it? For an athletic trainer, coach or parent, getting the most out of your athletes means many different things…

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Art & Exercise
 To help players on its men’s basketball team bond, Duke University reached out to an artist who conducts body art exercises. Read the full story...
Not Interested
 Nevada will not allow its high school football teams to participate in a proposed national championship game. Read the full story...
Featured Book
The Ranger, El Diablo, and Redemption  After learning the movement patterns, building up strength, working on conditioning, and improving lagging body parts, why not put it all together and see what you can do with all the work you've put in? This excerpt from the new book High-Intensity 300 (Human Kinetics) presents three of the 40 Toughest Workouts, combining aspects from all the training that has already been done for the ultimate expression of performance.
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Looking Forward … and Back
 The NATA announced last week that Scott Sailor will become its next President, beginning in June 2015. Back in 2005, T&C caught up with Sailor and other veteran athletic trainers—including former NATA President Marjorie Albohm—for a roundtable discussion on various topics in the profession. Read the full story...
Social Fans
 An interesting development in Pennsylvania: high school student sections with their own Twitter accounts. Read the full story...
Men’s Hoops Rules Changes
 With the college basketball season fast approaching, we take a look at how some recent rules changes have affected the NCAA Division I men’s game. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Gym Components  Step up your game with these top-notch gymnasium upgrades.
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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:
Southern Athletic Fields
Southern Bleacher Co.
SPRI Products
Swede-O, Inc.

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Female Coaches Needed
 A girls’ high school soccer coach recently gave an interview in which she talked about the importance of girls being coached by women. Read the full story...
Film Session
 Freshman football players at Marshall University are required to watch the film “We Are Marshall” before they can suit up for the Thundering Herd. Read the full story...
Honorable Mention Profile
 Read about one of our honorable mentions for the Most Valuable Athletic Training Award: Melinda “Mindy” Therriault, at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Conn. Read the full story...
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