This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Training & Conditioning.

It’s not every day a high school athletic trainer gets to design a strength and conditioning program for a Major League Baseball player—let alone one of the best in the game. But it’s a part-time gig for Dan Richter, ATC, CES, PES, Athletic Trainer at Millville (N.J.) Senior High School, who’s spent the past seven offseasons training Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder and two-time American League MVP Mike Trout.


This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Training & Conditioning.

National Guard medics might seem out of place on a college campus, just as college athletic trainers may stick out on a military base. At the University of Wisconsin and nearby Fort McCoy, however, both have become familiar sights, as these two groups have spent the last year learning from each other on their respective home fields.


This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Training & Conditioning.

There’s a lot to see in and around Lawrence, Kan., home of the University of Kansas. This includes stately architecture in town, rolling prairie outside it, and sometimes, 7-foot-tall basketball players riding bicycles through both.


This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Training & Conditioning.

In October of 2016, athletic trainers at Baker University were looking for a more efficient way to sign players into the athletic training room than traditional pen and paper. With the help of two new tools, athletes now sign in using a trait unique to each individual—their fingerprints. This technology has streamlined the way Baker athletic trainers provide and track care.


Despite a lack of funds and initial support, sports medicine professionals in Milwaukee figured out how to bring athletic training services to inner-city schools.

This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Mark Alberg and Lisa Strick

Mark Alberg, LAT, is Manager of the Athletic Training Program at Midwest Orthopedic Sports Medicine in Milwaukee. He can be reached at: Mark.Alberg@ascension.org.


A look at the APRE protocol of strength training, in which each lift’s reps and loads are based off previous performance, giving athletes command over their own gains.

This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Dr. Bryan Mann


From integrating freshmen to intense offseason workouts, the strength and conditioning program for Georgia Tech football pushes forward all year long.

This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Matt Winkeljohn

Matt Winkeljohn is a writer for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. He can be reached at: mattwinkeljohn@yahoo.com.


A new device at the University of Montana combines unweighting technology with jump training to provide the safe, accommodating environment athletes need when rehabbing an ACL injury.

This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Dr. Ryan Mizner


A baseball player wants to gain weight, a basketball player looks to maintain, and a runner seeks to lose weight. The case studies in this three-part article explain the nuances of knocking each scenario out of the park.

This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Lizzie Kuckuk

Lizzie Kuckuk, MS, RD, LN, is the Dietitian at Sanford Sports Science Institute in Sioux Falls, S.D. She can be reached at: Elizabeth.Kuckuk@SanfordHealth.org.


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