January 7, 2008 - Issue 389

Welcome to our newly redesigned Tools of the Trade e-newsletter! We hope you enjoy the new format and expanded editorial content.

Fans Spoil Tourney Game  In Connecticut, a high school boys’ basketball game at a holiday tournament ended early after a fight among fans in the stands made its way onto the court. The team in the lead was awarded the win. Read the full story...

Answering The Diversity Call  At a time when many are calling for more diversity in college athletic departments, New Mexico State University is setting an example it’s proud of. Read the full story...

Refs Turn To Grassroots Efforts  In many sports, finding qualified high school officials is becoming more and more difficult. In Kansas, this teacher is doing something about it. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
AFCA Convention Preview  The 85th annual meeting of the American Football Coaches Association takes place this weekend in Nashville, Tenn., and products in all areas related to football will be on display. Here's a look at some of the products that will be showcased at the convention. See products...

Don’t Ask  Anticipating a shortfall in the state budget, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton asked faculty, staff, and students for suggestions of places to cut. He’s received 400 e-mails, with one-fifth pointing to athletics. Read the full story...

More News On Cuts  In order to help its schools save during the current recession, the Maine Principals’ Association plans to cut all sports seasons by one to two games and reduce the number of teams that make state playoffs next year. Read the full story...

Testing For The Future  A new genetic test costing $149 claims to have the ability to identify whether a young child has more potential as a power athlete or as an endurance athlete. Researchers and columnists weigh in. Read the full story...

Rubber Flooring
Mondo is the largest worldwide producer of rubber flooring, with four factories servicing more than 130 countries.
Prevent MRSA
Make Hibiclens and Hibistat part of your gameplan for preventing the spread of MRSA and other staph infections.
Scoreboards Promotions
Catch the spirit with Fair-Play for your LED scoreboards, message centers, and video displays needs.
Sports Nutrition Products
CytoSport: taste, quality and efficacy--what more can you ask for?
Build Strong Athletes
Train your athletes before the games begin with Rogers Athletic strength-training equipment.


Time Management  For years, Wichita State Head Baseball Coach Gene Stephenson has proposed using a 20-second clock between pitches and a 90-second clock between innings to speed up the game. Last month, coaches from 164 schools voted unanimously in favor of the proposal. Read the full story...

Calif. ATC Arrested  A California high school athletic trainer has been arrested and accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with at least one male athlete at the school. Read the full story...

Track Field Equipment
AAE is focused on the design and fabrication of track and field products that coaches need and athletes want.
Pain-Relieving Topical Analgesic
Biofreeze is a unique, effective pain reliever for therapy, pain relief, exercise/training and overall comfort.
Advance Your Career
Enhance your career or begin a new one with Cal U's 100-percent online degree programs.
Functional-Training Products
Get your 2009 Perform Better catalog for expert advice on functional training and rehabilitation.
Sports Surfacing
The Polytan Difference: We do everything ourselves!


Red River Recruiting  An inside look at the recruitment of Jamarkus McFarland, a senior defensive tackle from Lufkin, Texas, who chose Oklahoma over Texas. Read the full story...

Advisory Notice  More and more coaches are turning to team advisors to help players improve their off-field behavior. Read the full story...

Injury Wipes Out Memory  This college basketball player lost most of her long-term memory after suffering a concussion during practice in October. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
A Leader in Sports Training Equipment Innovation  Founded in 1995, Sports Attack is focused on being the leader in innovative, quality sports training equipment that enables athletes at all levels to reach their full potential and allows coaches to develop championship teams. The company doesn't just design its products--specialists explore, scrutinize, analyze, and engineer each one. See products...

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