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Tools of the Trade
November 4, 2013 - Issue 637
Not So Fast
 While the idea for a new division in the NCAA has gained traction, the NCAA’s Division I Leadership Council opposes it. Read the full story...
Tragic Death
 One of the nation’s top basketball prospects—a 15-year-old playing despite a heart condition—died during a game last week. Read the full story...
Latest Concussion Findings
 A new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council takes an in-depth look at concussions in athletes ages 5-21. Read the full story...
Featured Article

Applying the Performance Theory

For more than 50 years, Dr. Bob Ward has been finding better ways to improve athletic performance. But many of his ideas take time and data to implement properly—time and data that a lot strength and conditioning coaches just don’t have. While walking the aisles of a trade show in Kansas City last year, Ward, who is Director of the Sport Science Network in Dallas and spent 13 years as Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Scientist for the Dallas Cowboys under Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry, saw the HiTrainer PRO being demonstrated. He immediately knew he had found the hardware breakthrough he needed to support the Performance Theory first developed by Dr. George Kondraske, Director of the Human Performance Institute at the University of Texas Arlington.

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Team Suspended
 York College has suspended its wrestling team for alleged hazing. Read the full story...
Giving Back
 A high school football team took money from a fundraiser to buy post-mastectomy T-shirts for a local breast cancer clinic. Read the full story...
Case Study
Use It Anywhere  The Lebert Equalizer(TM) was designed to perform a body weight exercises and has evolved to be one of the most versatile tools on the market today. Click the link below to watch a video demonstrating how it performs as an agility ladder, body weight training/manual resistance tool, and how it can help you with plyometrics, stretching, and more.
Cornhusker Connection
 Tim Miles, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Nebraska, has made connecting with the Cornhuskers’ fan base through social media one of his top priorities. He now has more than 45,000 Twitter followers—fifth most among NCAA Division I basketball coaches. Read the full story...
Skill Over Strength
 Many of the 32 rule changes in ACC women’s basketball this year are meant to shift the league’s style of play from physical to finesse. Read the full story...
Dunk Detectives
 After Concordia College basketball players were dunking with too much ease during a recent practice, an investigation found the culprit—a sagging roof. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Scoreboards and Bleachers
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Blue Man Coach
 A high school volleyball coach let players dye his beard blue after winning a regional quarterfinal. Read the full story...
Worthy Investment?
 Facing declining state funding, Colorado State University is contemplating an on-campus football stadium to drive enrollment up. Read the full story...
App for Loyalty
 Rutgers University’s athletic department has offered a new app that allows fans of its teams to win prizes for social media interaction. Read the full story...
All Your Storage Needs
Aurora offers mobile products to fill every type of need from high density filing to storage of library books, industrial parts, retail goods, art collections, museum specimens, and athletic equipment.
Advance Your Career
Enhance your career or begin a new one with Cal-U's 100-percent online degree programs.
Effective And Safe
The Elite Seat(R) is an extremely effective and safe way for patients to achieve symmetric motion between knees.
Eliminate the Yuck Factor
Gym Wipes products are specially formulated to remove sweat and grime conveniently without harming workout surfaces.
Helps You Stay Hydrated
The Right Stuff(R) is a NASA-developed electrolyte drink additive to help you perform at your best.
Attacks Performance
Improve athlete balance and reaction time with the MAXX Attack Trainer.
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