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Tools of the Trade
June 17, 2013 - Issue 617
APR Bonuses
 A look into college head coaching contracts shows that APR bonuses—even small ones of $500—are being used more frequently. Read the full story...
Coach Retained Despite Hazing
 A Maine high school football coach has been brought back for another season, despite five hazing incidents occurring on the team last year. Read the full story...
FAR Has Big Plans
 The University of Richmond’s Faculty Athletic Representative wants the school to go to the NCAA Division III level and drop football. Read the full story...
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Woman Sues After Being Struck
 An elderly woman is suing a Tennessee high school after she was knocked unconscious by a soccer ball kicked from the school’s field, which sits atop a parking garage. Read the full story...
Before the Madness
 Attracting new fans to the game of volleyball can be a challenge. So when University of Kentucky Head Coach Craig Skinner saw that his team was scheduled for a home match on the same evening as the men’s basketball squad’s “Big Blue Madness,” a win-win promotion was formed. Read the full story...
Case Study
Train Future Coaches and Leaders  At Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, Illinois, preparing high school students to be future leaders post-graduation is an important outcome of the educational experience. Two years ago, physical education teacher James Geovanes, along with department head Dale Craft, and other curriculum design team members decided to put together a physical education leadership class that was unlike they had seen before. We wanted to give the students leadership life skills, as well as something tangible they could take with them after high school, says Geovanes.
Football Squad Tests Mouthguards
 At Middletown (N.Y.) High School, football players had the chance to test out a new impact-sensing mouthguard that helps athletic trainers measure hits and better assess head injuries. Read the full story...
Strength Coach Position Endowed
 At Stanford University, the importance of the football team’s strength coach has been recognized in a new way with the endowment of his position. Shannon Turley is Stanford’s first Kissick Family Director of Football Sports Performance. Read the full story...
Let’s Make a Deal
 In Washington, a volunteer football coach agreed to help a student-athlete train for the college game—provided he kept a 3.75 GPA and didn’t smoke or drink. The athlete landed a scholarship to Carroll College. Read the full story...
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Support Issues Lead to Resignation
 A high school basketball coach resigned just months after winning a state title citing criticism from parents and a lack of support from administrators. Read the full story...
Spotlight on Search Firms
 Looking at the role of search firms in hiring collegiate athletic directors. Read the full story...
“Play Up” Policy Scrutinized
 A Minnesota school district is looking into its policy regarding the participation of 7th and 8th graders on high school teams. Read the full story...
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