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D-III Weighs Drug Prevention Options
The NCAA has completed its Division III drug education and testing pilot program, and now must decide if–and how–it will alter its future deterrence plans. Currently, the association tests D-III athletes for performance enhancing and recreational drugs only at championship events, though individual schools may choose to further test their own student-athletes.
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Q&A with Dawn Hearn

Head Athletic Trainer, University of Texas-El Paso.. more »

Your Off-Season

With summer around the corner, there are plenty of ways athletic trainers can
use the upcoming “down time” to expand personal and professional horizons.

By Kenny Berkowitz

Kenny Berkowitz is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Breathing Easier

Exercise-induced bronchospasm is a surprisingly common condition that can seriously hinder an athlete’s ability to perform. But in most cases, it’s easy to neutralize with the right management strategies.
By Dr. Jonathan Parsons

Jonathan Parsons, MD, FCCP, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University and Associate Director of the OSU Asthma Center. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Facing Their Fears

High school female athletes want to train seriously, but many worry that strength training will lead to unwanted bulk. This author has found ways to alleviate those fears and teach girls that the weightroom can help them meet both performance and body goals.
By Ryan Johnson
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Fueling for Football

As your athletes perform summer workouts to prepare for a new season on the gridiron, their nutrition choices may determine the success or failure of their training programs.
By Dr. Kris Clark

Kris Clark, PhD, RD, FACSM, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Sports Nutrition at Pennsylvania State University, where she coordinates nutrition planning for more than 800 varsity athletes. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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On the Doorstep

For the past two seasons, the Miami University RedHawks have been on the brink of claiming college hockey’s ultimate prize. This is the conditioning and strength training program that helped get them there.
By James Carsey & Matt Cady

James Carsey, MS, CSCS, is Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Matt Cady, MS, CSCS, is Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Miami University (Ohio). They can be reached at: [email protected].

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