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How Popular Media Distorts Core Exercise

How Popular Media Distorts Core Exercise

August 14, 2013 No Comments

Too often in American popular media, the primary focus of core exercise is placed on potential aesthetic benefits, such as “six-pack abs.” People should instead focus on the potential functional or sport performance benefits of core exercise. In order for fitness professionals to prescribe exercises that address the core musculature, Journal of Strength and Conditioning ...

Second Annual College Colors Day Spirit Cup Launches

Second Annual College Colors Day Spirit Cup Launches

August 13, 2013 No Comments

To celebrate the excitement and energy surrounding the kickoff of the 2013 college football season, Collegiate Licensing Company, LLC (CLC), an affiliate of IMG College, and NCAA Football  announced the launch of the second annual College Colors Day Spirit Cup competition. The Facebook-based rivalry competition, which includes 165 participating colleges and universities and is an ...

Performance Health Announces Merger With Cramer Products

Performance Health Announces Merger With Cramer Products

August 8, 2013 No Comments

Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Thera-Band, Biofreeze, Perform and Hygenic branded products, announced a merger with Cramer Products Inc.  Cramer Products portfolio includes all branded products from Cramer®, Active Ankle®, Stromgren® and Cosom®, and is widely viewed as the best and longest-established company supporting the athletic training (AT), sports medicine (SM) and team markets. ...

NOCSAE, Unequal Technologies Issue Statements On Third-Party Helmet Add-Ons

NOCSAE, Unequal Technologies Issue Statements On Third-Party Helmet Add-Ons

August 7, 2013 No Comments

On July 16, 2013, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) issued a statement on “third-party helmet add-on products and certification.” NOCSAE’s statement called attention to the numerous products coming to market that are designed to be added to helmets — and in particular — football helmets. The organization specifically addressed products ...

The Stick Route: A Tight End’s Best Friend

The Stick Route: A Tight End’s Best Friend

August 2, 2013 No Comments

By Charlie Coiner I just finished up working the Clear Vision Clear Dream Camp in West Palm Beach, Florida. This was a one day camp for a great cause. I coached the Tight Ends for the day. With only one day to work with the kids and the emphasis being on the passing game I ...

Rogers To Manufacture SpeedStation

Rogers To Manufacture SpeedStation

July 26, 2013 No Comments

Rogers Athletic Company announced an agreement to manufacture the latest model of the SpeedStation by SpeedTracs. Starting this month, Rogers Athletics will manufacture the SpeedStation for its clients who train and coach youth, high school, college and professional athletes. “The Rogers Athletics Company sees the SpeedStation by SpeedTracs as a great team development tool for ...

Manage Your Equipment With Spacesaver, DSSI

Manage Your Equipment With Spacesaver, DSSI

July 22, 2013 No Comments

Efficient storage solutions are one of the key fundamentals to building a winning team. But too often, coaches experience athletic equipment storage rooms that are cluttered and unorganized. With Diversified Storage Solutions, Inc. (DSSI), football teams of any level can have an efficient sports storage space to fit their needs. Using Spacesaver storage solutions and ...

Scientists Develop New Way to Measure Cumulative Effect of Head Hits in Football

Scientists Develop New Way to Measure Cumulative Effect of Head Hits in Football

July 19, 2013 No Comments

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a new way to measure the cumulative effect of impacts to the head incurred by football players. The metric, called Risk Weighted Cumulative Exposure (RWE), can capture players’ exposure to the risk of concussion over the course of a football season by measuring the frequency and ...

NOW is the Time to Test Your Sideline Communication Systems and Headsets

NOW is the Time to Test Your Sideline Communication Systems and Headsets

July 19, 2013 No Comments

Football coaches work relentlessly year-round to improve their football program. Off-season, they watch film and spend hours dissecting the opponents on next year’s schedule. They attend coaching clinics and purchase Instructional books and DVDs to learn and implement exciting new on-field strategies. They evaluate and purchase new football equipment, apparel and uniforms. Coaches also continuously ...

Developing Speed: Sprinting In Football

Developing Speed: Sprinting In Football

July 19, 2013 No Comments

While track sprinting is a closed skill, athletes in field sports require reactive agility. Athletes must accelerate, decelerate, and change direction in a constantly changing environment, performing skills within the context of the game. Furthermore, athletes in field sports need to scan a broader area and use different postures to aid in collisions, allow for ...

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Four-Man Tek Sled From Rogers Athletic

Football has evolved as athletes get bigger, stronger, and faster.  As football offense is now more complex, the defense...

FirstDown PlayBook Special Teams App Available January 7

FirstDown PlayBook has announced that its new Special Teams app will be launched on Tuesday January 7. The Special...

Unequal Technologies Appears On NFL 2020

Personalized, concealed sports protective equipment maker Unequal Technologies appears in the final episode of NFL 2020, a web video...

Human Kinetics To Unveil New Coach Education Center Website

The American Sport Education Program website from Human Kinetics is being redesigned and renamed to focus more specifically on...