November 1, 2013 Volume XXIII, No. 08


NCAA To Vote on Sports Medical Issues
Student-athlete health and safety is the subject of upcoming NCAA legislation thanks to a new set of initiatives developed by its Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS). At the annual NCAA Convention in January, leaders from all three divisions will vote separately on the proposals.


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In most sports, when an injury occurs during a competition, the rest of the participants are asked to step away to give the athletic trainer room to operate. However, when Brent Faure, MS, ATC, EMT, covers rodeo, he actually welcomes people hovering over him as he's treating an injured rider. That's because there's often a bull or horse still in the ring with them.


A roundtable of strength coaches offer their thoughts on tracking and improving athletes' performance, as well as their own, through testing.

By Dennis Read

Dennis Read is an Associate Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: dr@MomentumMedia.com.

Sports are a bottom-line endeavor. Most contests have a clear winner and loser, and the results are there for all to see. Athletes are judged by how they perform in the heat of competition, but the evaluations don't stop there.


When an athlete is diagnosed with Crohn's disease, continuing to compete can seem overwhelming. Here's how to help them tackle this difficult condition.
By Lauren Cahoon Roberts

Lauren Cahoon Roberts is a freelance writer based in Ithaca, N.Y., who has covered issues in health and wellness for a broad range of publications. She can be reached at: Cahoon.lauren@gmail.com


Sometimes the biggest hurdle to better nutrition is simply knowing how to cook. With help from dietetics students, Cal State Fresno is clearing that hurdle.
By Dr. Lisa Herzig

Lisa Herzig, PhD, RD, CDE, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition and the Director of the Dietetics and Food Administration Program at California State University, Fresno. She can be reached at: lherzig@csufresno.edu.


As an athletic trainer or strength coach, helping others is what you do all day. Still, some in the profession have found the energy to do even more. Three of them tell their stories.

By Jason Cerkoney

Jason Cerkoney, ATC, LAT, is the Head Athletic Trainer at Portage (Wis.) High School and an Athletic Trainer at Divine Savior Healthcare Therapy Services. A specialist in Divine Savior's weight loss and exercise enhancement programs, he can be reached at: jcerkoney@dshealthcare.com.


Following a plan that features sport-specific agility and conditioning drills helps the University of Maryland men's lacrosse team maintain its status as one of the nation's elite programs.
By Michael Szemborski

Michael Szemborski, CSCS, is the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Maryland, where he serves as the Head Strength Coach for the men's lacrosse team as well as the women's lacrosse and field hockey squads. He can be reached at: mszembor@umd.edu.