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Tools of the Trade
December 8, 2014 - Issue 692
High School Lawsuit
 A lawyer says he is planning to sue every state high school athletic association over concussion management. He is starting in Illinois. Read the full story...
Power Five Proposals
 The NCAA has announced several proposals from the five “power conferences” that will be voted on during the January Convention. They include increasing scholarships to cover the cost of attendance, as well as protocols for concussion management. Read the full story...
Transgender Policy Passed
 In Minnesota, after much debate, the state association has passed new rules on participation of transgender student-athletes. Read the full story...
T&C December Issue Now Online

Featured E-Zine

Hot off the press, the December issue of Training & Conditioning contains feature stories on:
  • Preventing baseball pitching injuries
  • A look at how intermittent eating fasts affect athletes
  • Rutgers teams tap into on-campus human performance lab
  • The rewards and challenges of being an overseas athletic trainer
  • The Pepperdine University sand volleyball strength training program
  • And a Q&A with Mike Harrison, Allen (Texas) High School.


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Recognizing Unsung Heroes
 Does your high school athletic trainer deserve recognition? The deadline for the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award is fast approaching. Read the full story...
Damon Evans Hired at Maryland
 The former Athletic Director at the University of Georgia has been hired as Senior Associate Athletics Director at the University of Maryland. Read the full story...
Company News

Winning Lean: Storage Strategies  In this QA, Gregg Nelson, a Senior Market Manager for Wenger Corporation discusses different strategies for storing your athletic equipment.
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Safe Switch
 In Georgia, a high school switched the location of a playoff game due to field safety concerns. Read the full story...
Responding Too Quickly
 An NBA athletic trainer found himself charged with a technical foul when he rushed on the court to help an injured player. Read the full story...
Sit or Start?
 The revelation that Clemson’s quarterback played a game on a torn ACL has fueled debate about player safety and the merits of competing while injured. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
AVCA Preview  The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Annual Convention will be held Dec. 17-21, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The following companies will be exhibiting at the show's Volleyball Marketplace.
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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.

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High School AD Honors
 The eight recipients of NFHS Citations for 2014 have been announced. They are presented annually to outstanding athletic directors in recognition of contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, state and national levels. Read the full story...
Sudanese Players Allowed on Team
 An Illinois judge overturned a state rule barring foreign players from competing for their adopted home school. Read the full story...
Injured Fan Can’t Sue
 In New Jersey, a court ruled that a fan struck by an errant throw during a high school baseball game cannot sue the school. Read the full story...
Quality Flooring
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Ultimate Resource
Global Bodyweight Training is the ultimate resource for the bodyweight athlete with equipment, videos, and apparel.
Thera-Gesic(R) by Mission Pharmacal
Thera-Gesic(R) has a special penetrating delivery system, which ensures maximum effectiveness against pain.
Shamrock Farms
Shamrock Farms' Rockin' Refuel has a full line of products with natural protein to build and rebuild muscles.
Prevention, Treatment, Rehab
Swede-O has a wide range of ankle braces designed for all sports and conditions.
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