June 6, 2018 Volume XXVIII, No. 04


Athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can have difficulty concentrating on the task at hand, which can affect their efforts both on the field and in rehab. Here’s how athletic trainers can help them stay on track.

By Dr. Elizabeth Wolfe

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—every athletic trainer has heard of it. But many do not know how to work effectively with athletes who have it.


A year-round training regimen that develops strength, power, speed, and agility ensures the University of Oregon softball team is ready to lead the field during the season.

By Mark Dillon

With the increasing popularity of softball, the higher-quality athletes at the collegiate level continue to make the game more and more competitive. At the University of Oregon, this has made our climb toward becoming a consistent national contender no easy task.


At Colorado State University-Pueblo, strength coach Allen Hedrick uses historical lifting averages to establish weightroom goals and guide players’ offseason programming.                                                                                                       

By Allen Hedrick


Athletes eliminating junk food in favor of fruits and vegetables might sound great. But an obsession with clean eating has a name—orthorexia—and can have debilitating consequences.                                                                                                                                     

By Jessica Bennett


Announcing our 2018 Winner: Jim Berry, Conway (S.C.) High School

By Nicole Sorce

There’s a quote from the late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey that Jim Berry, EdD, ATC, SCAT, NREMT, keeps on his desk so he can be reminded of it daily. “It reads, ‘The highest compliment anyone can have in their life is when the girl of their dreams says, “I do.” The second highest compliment is when your peers recognize you,’” recites Berry, who currently serves as Head Athletic Trainer at Conway (S.C.) High School, where he also teaches sports medicine and social studies.