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Tools of the Trade
May 7, 2012 - Issue 560
Transfer Law Passed
 The governor of Florida has now signed a bill into law that will lessen restrictions on high school athletes in the state who transfer to new schools. Read the full story...
D-I Football Playoff Perspectives
 After years of heated debate, it appears that the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is on the road to a playoff. Although some coaches like the idea, others are opposed. Here’s a look at the opinions of those standing on either side of the fence. Read the full story...
Angry Father Posts Signs
 The father of a high school athlete who was upset that his son was given a year-long suspension due to his involvement at a party has put up large signs in his yard criticizing school administrators. Read the full story...
Featured E-Zine
The 2012 Athletic Management Buyer's Guide includes expanded product listings not available in print. URLs listed in this publication are active, meaning you can click on a company's Web site where it appears in the Buyer's Guide to learn about the company and its products.

Click here to view the 2012 Athletic Management Buyer's Guide.
Shannon Sues Miami
 Former Head Football Coach Randy Shannon is suing the University of Miami. Read the full story...
Ohio High Schools Now Voting
 From May 1-15, high schools in Ohio are voting on a proposal that aims to solve competitive balance issues between private and public schools. Read the full story...
Case Study
For All Your Sports Insurance Needs, Turn Here  Purchasing insurance coverage for your sports organization has never been easier! K&K Insurance now offers online quoting and purchasing capabilities through its website for amateur sports teams, leagues, tournaments, camps, clinics, and events.
Gold Mind
 Recent research from the USOC documents how psychological factors influence athlete, team, and coach performance. The conclusions and solutions can be applied to athletes at all levels. Read the full story...
Save our ATC
 After an Iowa high school decided to find a new healthcare provider for student-athletes, several of them spoke up on behalf of the one whose contract was being terminated. “We can’t lose her,” said a track and field athlete. Read the full story...
See to Believe
 If athletes don’t have 20/20 vision, they can’t perform at their best. A free educational tool can help student-athletes explore the importance of proper vision care. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Scoreboards and Video Displays  Your scoreboard is often the face of your facility. These scoreboard options from top manufacturers are sure to improve your facility's look.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Natural Turf Maintenance/Covers
The following natural turf maintenance/cover-related companies are advertisers in the Athletic Management Buyer’s Guide and you can click on the company name to visit its Web site.
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Affording New Bats
 Several Minnesota high school baseball teams have had to get creative to raise money for the bats needed to meet the sport’s new standard. Read the full story...
No More BFFs?
 An interesting look at friendships among college basketball coaches and how they are changing. Read the full story...
Position Cut
 In Washington, Bainbridge High is going to eliminate its full-time athletic director position and spread out the duties among several people. Read the full story...
Ankle Injury Prevention/Treatment
Active Ankle braces can protect you from injury and help speed recovery.
Regional Soil Blends
Beam Clay offers regional infield mixes blended for every state and climate from bulk plants nationwide.
ClearSpan(TM) Fabric Structures provides design-build solutions for the athletic industry.
GreensGroomer WorldWide
Our product line provides efficiencies through simple product design, focused on low mechanical complexity and high reliability.
Outdoor Manufacturing
Kay Park Recreation has been a trusted manufacturer of commercial outdoor furniture since 1954.
Prevent MRSA
Make Hibiclens and Hibistat part of your gameplan for preventing the spread of MRSA and other staph infections.
Pivotal Health Solutions
Pivotal Health Solutions, Inc., Integrating Health and Wellness...
Heat for the Hamstring
The new Hammy Series models are like traditional Stromgren 75-percent nylon/25-percent Lycra compression shorts, but with a neoprene liner in the back of each leg.
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