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Tools of the Trade
December 16, 2013 - Issue 643
Changing the Timeframe
 In Tennessee, the state association has changed how long officials have jurisdiction over a game. Read the full story...
Background Checks on Fans
 Florida Gulf Coast University is changing its complimentary ticket policy after it was discovered that people with criminal backgrounds were receiving tickets. Read the full story...
Mandatory Participation Weighed
 A West Virginia school district is considering a proposal that would require all middle school athletes to get playing time. Read the full story...
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IMG Forum Recap
 Thoughts and take-aways from discussions that took place at the IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum. Read the full story...
Panel Discussion
 A group of NCAA Division I athletic directors talk about the pressures and politics of their jobs—as well as losing control over kickoff times—during a panel discussion at the IMG Forum. Read the full story...
Case Study
Why it is Best to Invest in the Iron Neck  While this may seem obvious given the media attention, many people remain unaware that small repetitive brain injuries can cause long-term damage. It has been well documented that continuous, sub-concussive-level impacts have resulted in long-term neurological deficits that manifest themselves during the playing career or after the athlete has retired from the sport. (The Forensic Examiner, Spring 2011)
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Most Valuable Athletic Trainer
 Does your high school athletic trainer deserve recognition? Time is running out to nominate him or her for the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer award. Read the full story...
Hands On at FSU
 With its upcoming appearance in the BCS championship game, the Florida State University football team is once again among the nation’s elite. Its Head Football Athletic Trainer says an innovative massage therapy partnership is one secret to the team’s success. Read the full story...
Frequent Hits
 New research shows repeated blows to the head in contact sports can negatively affect cognition, even if none result in a concussion. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
ABCA Preview  The 2014 ABCA Convention is January 2-5, in Dallas, Texas. The following companies will be exhibiting at the show.
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Buyer’s Guide Showcase: Strength Training & Injury Prevention
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The Mental Playbook
 It’s no secret that success in athletics is as much mental as it is physical. This article provides some tools athletic directors can share with coaches on optimizing this important aspect. Read the full story...
Ball is Top Turf Manager
 Chris Ball, Sports Turf Manager at Coolray Field, home of the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves, has been named the 2013 Triple-A Turf Manager of the Year by Minor League Baseball and the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). Read the full story...
Lending a Hand
 After high school soccer players finished winning a share of a state title, they offered to help an opposing athletic director clean up the field. Read the full story...
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