January 26, 2009 - Issue 392

Paying For Assistance  How much is too much to pay assistant football coaches at top NCAA Division I programs? The University of Tennessee assistant coaches will make over $3 million combined this year. Read the full story...

Soccer Seasons Change In NYC  New York City high school girls’ soccer has been moved from the spring to the fall. The Department of Education cited possible Title IX charges if the change was not made. Read the full story...

Big Winners & Losers  In Texas, a girls’ basketball game ends in a score of 100-0 … A first-year head men’s basketball coach halts his team’s 51-game losing streak … At 74 years old, this boys’ basketball coach picks up win number 900 … Texas’s Garrido is suspended after a DWI arrest. Read the full story...

Professional Quality  Through a special grant, this California high school baseball team had its field completely renovated by MLB groundskeepers who were in town for their annual conference. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Core Training  Check this week's showcase of core conditioning products, designed to stabilize the abdominal muscles, spine, shoulder, and pelvis areas and provide your training programs with a solid movement foundation. See products...

Only A Month Away  If you haven’t done so yet, it’s time to start planning for National Sportsmanship Day on March 3. Dan Cardone, Athletic Director at North Hills High School in Pittsburgh, shares a program he recently put in place to improve sportsmanship in his league. Read the full story...

No Early Signing—Yet  While it seems the majority of NCAA football coaches are in favor of an early signing period, many conference commissioners are questioning the logistics of the plan. Read the full story...

Kay Yow Dies  ESPN columnist Mechelle Voepel writes on the legacy left by longtime North Carolina State Head Women’s Basketball Coach Kay Yow, who passed away Saturday morning. Read the full story...

Modular Tiles
Matflex's line of modular interlocking tiles for sports cover in-line hockey, aerobics, and gymnasium flooring, as well as entrance ways and pool decks.
Breakthrough Hot/Cold Therapy
Pro-Tec Athletics offers more than 30 products, ranging from highly effective orthopedic supports to breakthrough innovations in hot/cold therapy.
Craftsmanship in Sports Medicine
Clinton Industries combines modern technology and craftsmanship to produce medical equipment that meets or exceeds industry specifications.
Homeopathic Medicines
Teams and athletic trainers around the world use Boiron's homeopathic medicines, including Oscillococcinium and Arnicare.
Quality Fitness Machines
Since 1977, Legend Fitness has been providing quality manufactured fitness equipment and outstanding customer service.


A Little Incentive  In order to encourage more multi-sport athletes at his high school, this athletic director has developed an Athlete of the Year award. Read the full story...

Lead Issue Still Around  The Boston Globe commissioned its own tests of several artificial turf fields at area high schools, and found varying amounts of lead. Read the full story...

Free-Weight Benches
Nebula produces initiative, biomechanical free-weight benches, among the top in the fitness equipment industry.
Neoprene Supports
PRO neoprene supports can be found in use in 34 countries around the world.
Volleyball Team Gear
Spike Volleyball offers the latest in volleyball team apparel and supplies.
Sports Nutrition
Endurance is just one of the many benefits of Glyc'n Go being discovered across the nation by high school, college, and pro athletes.
Aquatic Therapy
From conditioning and therapy to rehab and recovery, SwimEx meets all your training needs.


Tyer Retires (Again)  After 37 seasons with the Washington Redskins, Athletic Trainer Bubba Tyer has retired for the second (and last) time. “He had a great presence and a tremendous intelligence in the arena of athletic training,” says coach Jim Zorn. Read the full story...

Back For More  Training & Conditioning profiled Tyer after his first retirement in 2004. Read the full story...

Coming In From The Cold  The holidays are over, winter sports are in full swing, and athletes preparing for spring sports are chomping at the bit to begin preseason practices. Ryan Johnson, CSCS, Coach Practitioner and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn., checks in with T&C and brings us up to speed on what’s going on in his program this winter. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Pilates for All Athletes  Read out about the origin of Pilates and how its evolution has enhanced today's sports market. See products...

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