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Tools of the Trade
September 2, 2013 - Issue 628
Fake Fight a Hit
 At the University of Nebraska, Head Football Coach Bo Pelini staged a fake fight with one of his players during a meeting to break the tension. Read the full story...
Torn Between Two Squads
 As the result of an offseason rule change, some soccer players in Mississippi may have to choose between their club and high school teams. Read the full story...
Deep Thinking
 A Kansas school district is debating what should be included in its athletics philosophy statement. Read the full story...
Featured Article

Lessons From Boston

From veteran athletic trainers to students, the sports medicine team at the Boston Marathon responded heroically to the bombings on April 15. What preplanning enabled everyone to act with such calm efficiency? This digital e-zine from Training & Conditioning examines the lessons we can all learn about medical coordination from this tragic event.

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Analyzing Athlete Mental Health
 On Sept. 25, leading health care professionals will meet at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis to release inter-association task force recommendations on “Developing a Plan to Recognize and Refer Student Athletes with Psychological Concerns at the College Level.” Read the full story...
Recognizing the Signs
 In our current issue of Athletic Management, Timothy Neal, Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine at Syracuse University, writes about helping athletic department personnel recognize when an athlete is struggling with a mental health issue. Read the full story...
Case Study
Maximizing Weight Room Space  Strength and conditioning coaches never have enough space in their weight rooms--even at the top level of college athletics. With so much they want to accomplish, they often run out of room before they run out of ideas.
Rebranding Effort
 At Western Michigan University, new Head Football Coach P.J. Fleck has attempted to rebrand the program to get it turned around. Read the full story...
Letting Up
 In Kentucky, the state association has lowered the mercy rule for high school football. Read the full story...
Crossing the Line
 Utica College has been penalized by the NCAA for failing to monitor the financial aid given to Canadian student-athletes. 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: Natural Turf Maintenance/Covers
The following natural turf maintenance/covers-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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Worth the Wait
 A Georgia high school football team is going to receive its state championship rings—48 years after winning the title. Read the full story...
Behind the Cardinals Rise
 Tom Jurich, Athletic Director at the University of Louisville, says ESPN has a lot to do with the school’s recent rise to athletic prominence. Read the full story...
No More Volunteers
 A Massachusetts high school will no longer use volunteer coaches, citing liability concerns. Read the full story...
Smarter Practices
Manage your players and your space with NetworKs from Airborne Athletics. NetworKs catches and collects volleyballs, so you don't waste valuable training time.
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Effective And Safe
The Elite Seat(R) is an extremely effective and safe way for patients to achieve symmetric motion between knees.
i1 Biometrics
i1 Biometrics is working with leading universities and top high school sports programs nationwide to help track head impacts.
Effective Infection Prevention
Hibiclens(R) and Hibistat(R) are a critical component of an effective infection prevention plan.
Professional, collegiate, and high school athletic programs worldwide use Powernetics' explosive exercise machines to achieve peak fitness.
Aids for All
SPRI offers training and conditioning for everyone - from student to professional athletes.
Equipment For Any Budget
Total Strength and Speed offers equipment from Williams Strength to Force Weight Equipment.
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