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Tools of the Trade
August 19, 2013 - Issue 626
New Law in California
 Transgender student-athletes in California high schools will be given the choice to compete as a boy or a girl, following the signing of a new law last week. Read the full story...
Can’t Sign This
 More colleges and universities are limiting what football players can sign on fan picture day. Read the full story...
District Under Fire From Union
 A Michigan school district is being criticized for hiring three non-union athletic directors—just months after the union agreed to eliminate the positions. Read the full story...
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Comic Strip Campaign
 Kent State University is using a comic strip to promote one of its football players for the Heisman. Read the full story...
Lacrosse Rules Changes
 Major changes in substitution procedures in high school boys’ lacrosse will take effect with the 2014 season. This was one of 19 rules changes presented by the NFHS Boys’ Lacrosse Rules Committee and approved by its Board of Directors. Read the full story...
Company News
Teaching Strength and Conditioning Online  We are often asked how we teach fitness trainers to go into a gym, fitness center, athletic training facility, or rehab center to train people. There is a misconception that in order to become a fitness instructor you must learn your trade only in a gym setting--or in a lab.
Hats Off
 A veteran athletic trainer suggests an easy step to help football players stay cool during hot practices—let them remove their helmets between drills. Read the full story...
Safer Youth Athletes
 An article recently published in USA Today reported that one out of every five youths seen in the ER is there for a sports-related injury. In response, this author explains how to educate coaches, parents, and athletes on how to participate safely. Read the full story...
Cool Field
 A Texas high school has installed a new synthetic turf field that is supposed to reduce field temperatures by 30 degrees. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Surfaces and Covers  Get on top of your game with these cutting edge playing fields, surfaces, and covers.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Fundraising & Promotion
The following fundraising & promotion-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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Plinske In at Nebraska Kearney
 The University of Nebraska Kearney has announced the hiring of Paul Plinske as its new Athletic Director. In the same position at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater since 2004, Plinske talked about fundraising and mentoring in this previously published Q&A. Read the full story...
Girl Challenges District
 An Ohio middle school girl is challenging the district that won’t let her play football. Read the full story...
New Look
 Lycoming College reviewed its athletic department’s logos through a committee formed in 2011, and has now unveiled its new “athletic identity.” Read the full story...
American Sports Builders Assn.
Recognized source of technical information when building a sports facility.
Biodex Balance Assessment Program
Pre-season and post-injury Balance Assessment - for the management of concussion.
Sticks to Itself, Not You
SelfGrip(R) helps athletes perform at their best by providing firm compression and maximum support to ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Core Training
Strength training right to the core, with the Lebert Equalizer.
Pain-Relieving Topical Analgesic
Biofreeze is a unique, effective pain reliever for therapy, pain relief, exercise/training and overall comfort.
Shamrock Farms
Shamrock Farms' Rockin' Refuel has a full line of products with natural protein to build and rebuild muscles.
Hydration Station
WissTech Enterprises manufactures one of the world's finest portable beverage dispensers, the Hydration Station.
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