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|Tools of the Trade: May 23, 2016 - Issue 900|
High School News
The Maine Principals' Association has approved a rule banning drones from high school playoff games in its state.
Track and Field News
Last year, prior to the Pan American Games in Toronto, Adidas and Mondo became aware of some misconceptions that surfaced regarding compression spikes. Sponsored athletes competing in the Pan Am Games were notified that they were at risk of not being able to use their sponsor-provided gear in races due to falsely founded track regulations. Specifically, there was concern that the runners’ spikes would cause damage to the track. In response, Mondo has issued the following recommendations.
New Concussion Research
Findings from two recent studies suggest that sub-concussive impacts influence brain functioning and that young athletes may take longer to recover from a concussion.
Cracking Down on Single-Gender Clubs
At Harvard University, members of single-gender "final" clubs, fraternities, and sororities, which are not formally recognized by the school, will not be allowed to serve as team captains on varsity sports.
NFHS Announces Rules Changes
The National Federation of State High School Associations has published its rules changes for basketball, highlighted by a clarification regarding free-throw lane violations.