May 18, 2016 Volume XXVI, No. 04

Announcing our 2016 Winner: Elicia Leal, McKinney (Texas) North High School

This article first appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Caitlin Hayes

Caitlin Hayes is a former Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning.


With its new Athletes Connected program, the University of Michigan has come together campus-wide to raise awareness and offer support for student-athlete mental health.

This article first appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Barb Hansen


More and more athletic trainers are pulling double duty by serving in additional roles outside of sports medicine. In this three-part article, authors share how they juggle jobs.

This article first appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Todd Fuhrmann

Todd Fuhrmann, MA, ATC, PES, has served as Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Director at Indian River High School in Dagsboro, Del., for eight years. He can be reached at: todd.fuhrmann@IRSD.k12.de.us.


Regardless of whether it’s a quarterback looking to lead his team or a runner chasing her personal best, performance can suffer when high school athletes don’t get the calories they need. These two case studies show how proper intake can spark a turnaround.

This article first appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Susan Kundrat


Looking for a way to increase player safety and improve performance, the University of Cincinnati baseball and football teams set their sights on building a comprehensive vision training program.

This article first appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Robert Mangine, Dr. Joseph Clark, and Kimberly Hasselfeld


The University of Maryland men’s basketball team fulfills its offseason performance goals by utilizing a sport-specific speed, strength, and power program.

This article first appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Kyle Tarp

Kyle Tarp, MS, CSCS, is Director of Basketball Performance at the University of Maryland, overseeing all aspects of training for the men’s basketball team. He can be reached at: ktarp@umd.edu.