Most Valuable Athletic Trainer
August 2, 2019
Chris Snoddy’s “we not me” attitude can be found at the heart of any great athletic trainer. Physical care is one thing, but to truly protect student-athletes it takes a village that can create a safe environment for everyone on campus.
Sports Medicine
July 24, 2019
The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab announced last week that Gamebreaker's new soccer headband named Gamebreaker AURA was the world's top rated protective headband for soccer. The Gamebreaker AURA earned five stars and carried the largest coverage score out of the top-rated products with 60% coverage.
Sports Medicine
July 23, 2019
The NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams have announced a two-year commitment to provide full-time and part-time certified athletic trainers high schools in their areas. The organization’s donated $200,000 over two years to West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation and Team HEAL. The NFL matched the donation to provide an additional $100,000. Team athletic trainers presented the check at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California. They spoke to the students about their careers and how athletic training is applicable to life in and out of sports.
Concussions
July 17, 2019
The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college athletes released Tuesday. The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Sports Concussion Conference this month in Indianapolis.
Optimum Performance
July 11, 2019
Colorado high school coaches will now be required to take a course that improves their abilities to help student-athletes who may be struggling with mental health difficulties.
Sports Medicine
July 10, 2019
The petition was created online after 14-year-old Middleton High School freshman Hezekiah Walters collapsed during summer football conditioning drills and died. Lloyd Knudson, an athletic trainer at Winter Haven High School in Florida, started the petition in Walters’ honor, calling on the Polk County School Board and superintendent to make significant changes.

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