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Tools of the Trade
September 4, 2012 - Issue 577
Facebook Photo Leads to Firing
 A high school volleyball coaching staff is in hot water, and an assistant was dismissed, after a controversial team photo was posted on an unauthorized team Facebook page and parents complained. Read the full story...
There’s an App for That
 The Pac-12 has launched an app that allows fans to stream content on an iPad. Read the full story...
Football Lawsuit
 A former Indiana high school football player filed a lawsuit against his former coach, athletic director, and school, alleging he was used as a tackling dummy in practice. Read the full story...
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Stepping Down
 Merrimack College’s Athletic Director has stepped down after a misconduct investigation. Read the full story...
Demand More From Coaches
 Should athletic directors insist that their coaches join professional organizations? A retired AD weighs in. Read the full story...
Case Study
The Faces of Spirit  In 1983, Dan Waller was watching a Clemson University football game when he noticed the school's cheerleaders had painted paws on their faces to mimic the athletic department's logo. Waller immediately had the idea to turn team logos into temporary tattoos that could be worn by cheerleaders and fans to show their spirit. That idea eventually turned into a company, Team Dynamics, that still produces those Game Faces temporary tattoos--and much more--for clients across the country 29 years later.
West Nile Concerns
 The mosquito population along the Northeast coast of the U.S. is booming this summer, with an increased danger of West Nile virus. In Massachusetts, the situation has forced some schools to re-think how they schedule games and practices. Read the full story...
Ambience Affects Eating
 A new study has found that a person’s cravings for food are affected by music and lighting, offering some advice for athletes who eat at fast food restaurants. Read the full story...
Girls Using Steroids
 Young women are increasingly turning to steroids, but it’s not always to bulk up. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Locker Room  As a home-away-from-home for your athletes, the locker room needs to be comfortable and safe. The following products can help meet your design and equipment needs
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Outdoor Facility Equipment
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No-Prayer Zone
 Ridgeland High School in Tennessee is being criticized by The Freedom From Religion Foundation for actions of its football team. Read the full story...
Legislating Social Media
 California sent a bill to the governor that would prohibit colleges from requiring students to give access to their social media accounts, which could impact many athletic departments. Read the full story...
Season Dropped
 A California high school football team was forced to abandon its season after four of the team’s 13 varsity-level players were injured in the season opener. Parents and athletes are upset with the way the school has handled the situation. Read the full story...
American Sports Builders Assn.
Recognized source of technical information when building a sports facility.
A Goal For Every Game
Athletic directors and coaches rely on Bison to provide safe, durable, innovative and on-time team products.
Enhancing the Look of Your Field
Diamond Pro professional groundskeeping products deliver long-lasting performance and quality while enhancing the look and feel of a well-maintained field.
Professional, collegiate, and high school athletic programs worldwide use Powernetics' explosive exercise machines to achieve peak fitness.
Schelde North America
Schelde North America, Better Equipment for a Better Game(TM).
Attacks Performance
Improve athlete balance and reaction time with the MAXX Attack Trainer.
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.
Lower and Upper Body Exercise
VersaClimbing combines both lower and upper body exercise into one natural vertical climbing motion.
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