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Tools of the Trade
October 13, 2014 - Issue 684
NJSIAA Responds
 In the wake of the alleged hazing incidents at Sayreville (N.J.) War Memorial High School, the head of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association offers his thoughts. Read the full story...
Sneakers Rule
 Louisville’s Rick Pitino talks about the influence of shoe companies in basketball recruiting. Read the full story...
Head Man in Charge
 A high school basketball team in need of a coach has turned to the school’s president. Read the full story...
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Turning the Camera On
 Video cameras in college locker rooms are allowing fans a rare glimpse behind closed doors, but does the increased access go too far? Read the full story...
Pink Jerseys Not Okay
 A North Carolina high school volleyball team may be fined for wearing pink jerseys to a road match. Read the full story...
Case Study
Easy to Follow Guide for Injury Prevention  Athletes, coaches, and trainers all want the same thing - injury free athletes who are at peak performance and ready to play. Unfortunately, that's not the typical scenario. Training rooms begin crowding on the first day of practice and seem to have a steady stream of visitors year-round. Finding immediate relief for injuries, effective long-term healing solutions and easy-to-follow prevention solutions (that really work) becomes a common goal.
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Stepping It Up
 Looking for a great idea in promoting discussions on diversity? Check out Maryville College’s video, “Athletes For Change,” which is part of the school’s “Step Up” program. Read the full story...
Fluid Studies
 As athletes look for fueling sources that can take them to the next level, new research indicates energy drinks may come with costly side-effects. On the other hand, a less-palatable liquid may provide the boost they need. Read the full story...
Wallets in the Crowd
 After fans rushing the field at Ole Miss caused $75,000 in damages, the athletic department used a crowd-funding platform to pay for the repairs. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Lower Body Strength  Great athletes are built from the ground up. Today's strength and conditioning coaches have a wide range of tools at their disposal when working on lower body training.
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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:
Sportable Scoreboards
The Vise
University of South Dakota

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Different Direction
 The former head softball coach at NCAA Division I UC-Davis is now coaching a high school team. Read the full story...
Recruiting Refs
 In South Dakota, the high school activities association is making an effort to recruit and train Native Americans as referees. Read the full story...
Mystery Ingredient
 When examining 14 dietary supplements, a recent study found 12 of them tested positive for a synthetic stimulant that researchers know little about. Read the full story...
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Cleaning Solutions
Athletix(TM) Products offers cleaning solutions with Equipment Cleaner wipes, Disinfectant wipes and Foam Hand Sanitizer.
Athletic Field Lighting
Musco Sports Lighting has been designing and manufacturing athletic field lighting systems since 1976.
Real-Time Monitoring
Firstbeat SPORTS system is a heart rate variability based tool for real-time training load monitoring and overnight recovery detection.
Build for Success
VP Buildings is a world leader in the steel systems construction industry, and is an ideal choice for athletic building solutions.
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