February 15, 2011 - Issue 497


Homeschoolers Welcome  The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has passed a by-law allowing home schooled students to participate in high school sports. Read the full story...

Taking It Back  In its search for a defensive coordinator, the UCLA football team made an offer to Rocky Seto and then rescinded it. Read the full story...

The Wrong Words  An Ohio high school basketball coach has been suspended for the rest of the season after his players claim he racially insulted them. The team is undefeated and was threatening to boycott the rest of its season if the coach was not removed. Read the full story...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Fundraising and Promotions  The keys to having a successful fundraiser include devoted volunteers, proper promotions, and the right product. The following companies can assist you in reaching your fundraising goals. See products...
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Indoor Surfaces
The following indoor surfacing-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.

Learning the Ropes  USC hosted a summit to educate administrators about how to work with agents. Read the full story...

Budget Time  As budgeting for the 2011-12 school year begins at many high schools and colleges, news on cuts, heroic saves, and new solutions are starting to emerge. Read the full story...

Missing the Point  After losing his starting position, former University of North Carolina guard Larry Drew II asked to transfer from the school. What can we learn as athletic administrators from his poor show of teamwork and fortitude? Read the full story...

Institute-Trained Professionals
C.H.E.K. Institute-trained professionals are among the most sought-after fitness professional in their respective fields.
Soil Conditioner
Game-On is a sports field soil conditioner that will not break your budget and will provide excellent results.
Applying Sports Knowledge
Human Kinetics is the information leader in physical activity.
Backed by Research
Keiser's research-backed strength-training equipment is used worldwide by all levels of sports teams.


Developing Clean Technique  The clean is a great way to develop total body power, but it must be taught correctly. This article provides a written and visual demonstration of how to correctly perform the exercise. Read the full story...

MRSA Reminder  Several Long Island high schools have experienced MRSA scares recently, including one where an athlete had to spend time in the intensive care unit as a result. Read the full story...

Coldtub
The PolarPool is the state-of-the-art, multifunctional cryotherapy spa.
Factory-Direct Headwear
Because it's just not a cap - it's your identity.
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.
Stott Pilates
The largest full-service organization in the world providing cutting-edge Pilates education, equipment, and DVDs.
Lower and Upper Body Exercise
VersaClimbing combines both lower and upper body exercise into one natural vertical climbing motion.


No Punishment for Coach  A wrestling coach who allowed his team to stow a live raccoon on the team bus will not be disciplined. Read the full story...

Soccer Rules Changes  The NFHS has announced rules changes for soccer at the high school level. Highlights include new penalties for illegal equipment and excessive goal celebration. Read the full story...

We All Play for Ice Cream  Texas A&M has hooked up with a very cold corporate sponsor and will name its baseball field after Blue Bell ice cream. Read the full story...

CASE STUDY
Improving Your Athlete's Range of Motion  Contract-relax stretching is one of the most effective forms of stretching for increasing flexibility, yet most stretching devices on the market focus only on static stretching. Studies show that pre-stretch contraction is more effective at increasing range of motion compared to a static stretch. The Thera-Band Stretch Strap is a revolutionary alternative to static stretching straps. Read more...

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