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April 12, 2018
The Edge Pro Volleyball Trainer offers a unique and versatile way to focus on teaching the fundamentals of volleyball. It places the ball in a stationary position, which allows complete focus on player movements. “As soon as the player hits the ball, a coach can see what areas to focus on,” says Rodney Downing, who originally created the Edge for his daughter. “There’s no fear of mishitting a moving ball, so the coach can work on the mechanics, footwork, and approach. It makes it easier for... more
April 12, 2018
The AirCAT volleyball fully-automatic machine can feed up to 1,200 fast, precise throws per hour. It’s all done by air, so you’ll eliminate ball replacement costs while gaining a whole new array of volleyball drills designed to improve team and/or individual play. Program the AirCAT to perform just about any drill your team or players need: digging, hitting, setting, serve receive, and blocking drills. The AirCAT delivers the safest, game-like high reps for your offensive and defensive drills... more
Career Moves
April 12, 2018
Topdressing your athletic fields with organic matter is a great way to improve water retention in the soil. This will improve moisture in sandy soils, reduce runoff in clay soils, and make dense soils more porous, allowing them to accept large volumes of storm water. Soil scientists report there are tremendous benefits in adding organic matter to the soil, as it is a natural way to retain more water. For example, it has been reported that adding one to two percent organic matter to the soil can... more
Company News
April 12, 2018
The legendary Jacobsen quality of grass cut where “every blade counts” also gives superior protection to turf under all conditions; wet, dry, or stressed. Designed to deliver premium playing conditions, the Jacobsen SLF530 is a highly maneuverable mower providing unrivaled quality of cut with a superb power-to-weight ratio. The SLF530 offers the industry’s lowest ground pressure, which helps to eliminate soil compaction, promoting healthier turf and providing a pristine playing surface. Your... more
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April 12, 2018
Flowers are blooming, grass is growing and your athletes are emerging from gyms and field houses everywhere and making tracks for your outdoor courts. And whether they’re carrying basketballs, volleyballs, pickleball paddles or tennis racquets, they expect the courts to be ready. Unfortunately, warm spells (the kind that induce spring fever among athletes) mean that many owners and managers of outdoor courts are caught off-guard. Here are some steps from the American Sports Builders Association... more
Company News
April 12, 2018
With everything athletic directors are expected to do each day, they certainly don’t have time to sit around and watch the grass grow. Yet they’re still expected to produce playing fields that are safe, well kept, and attractive. Fortunately for Randy Trumbower, Athletic Director at East Chapel Hill (N.C.) High School, he has a special lineup to help him. First up is a collection of John Deere equipment that includes a five-reel mower for large fields, a walk behind reel mower for finer work... more

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