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Tools of the Trade
October 29, 2012 - Issue 585
High School Fielded “Club” Team
 A Massachusetts high school has been forced to give up its regional swimming title after state association officials determined the squad was more of a club team than a true high school program. Read the full story...
Short Stay
 Before ever coaching a game at the school, University of Mississippi women’s basketball coach Adrian Wiggins has been fired following recruiting violations by two of his staff members. Read the full story...
Two Points Too Many
 A 51-0 win will cost this high school football coach a one-game suspension. Read the full story...
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Audit Leads to Changes
 After a routine audit of the school’s business practices, the athletic department at the University of Missouri is tightening controls on credit card use by staff members. Read the full story...
Great Expectations
 Bowling Green (Mo.) High School Athletic Director Matt Chance recently published a list of expectations for community members attending school games. Read the full story...
Case Study
Indoor Gymnasium Maintenance  Now with summer over and the school year in full swing, the last thing some people think about should be the first thing on their minds and that is gym safety. The safety of the students, staff members, and customers that use your gymnasium must be ensured at all costs. Especially now that school is back in session, it is absolutely essential that the people inside your gymnasium are protected from all potential threats of injury.
“Make It A Sport”
 That’s the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding cheerleading. The group feels designating cheer as a full-fledged sport at both the high school and college levels would help with the prevention of both routine and catastrophic injuries. Read the full story...
ATC and Strength Coaches Sue University
 Jenny Moshak, longtime athletic trainer for the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team, along with a current and former strength coach have sued the school for discrimination and retaliation. Read the full story...
Youth Sports Safety Summit
 The NATA has announced that the fourth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit will be held Feb. 5-6 in Washington, D.C. The event will launch the National Action Plan for Sports Safety. Read the full story...
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Recruiting Statement
 The US Lacrosse Board of Directors challenged the college recruiting process last week, stating that it “is not structured or timed in the best interests of high school student-athletes” and “has encouraged … student-athletes to forego a well-rounded high school experience based on unrealistic expectations and misperceptions about playing college lacrosse.” Read the full story...
Fired Up
 Is it okay to burn an effigy of a rival football player? At least one New Jersey athletic director thinks so, but others aren’t so sure. Read the full story...
Unlucky Break
 A pair of broken glasses led to a high school girls’ soccer team in Ohio forfeiting a playoff victory. Read the full story...
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