Staffing Challenges

Vikings Athletic Trainer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Shortly before the National Football League is to begin the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Vikings announced that a leader in its sports medicine staff has tested positive for the virus. According... more »

Iowa Strength Coach Disputes Claims of Racist Rhetoric with Former Players

A longtime University of Iowa strength and conditioning coach, Chris Doyle, issued a statement over the weekend denying claims from multiple former football players that he committed in biased behavior against black players. The statement,... more »

Big Ten Conference extends suspension of team activities

The Big Ten Conference announced on Monday, May 4 that it will extend the previously announced suspension of all organized team activities through June 1, 2020, and will re-evaluate again at that time. The decision... more »

Event Planning

To ensure you and your staffers have lives outside the athletic training room doors, veteran athletic trainer Larry Cooper says you have to work with each other and prioritize scheduling… more »

Full Coverage

Up until recently, some high schools in Tennessee’s Hamilton County had access to athletic trainers, but some didn’t. Thanks to a new contract with a local hospital system, every school will receive coverage… more »

Retaining ATs

When faced with the prospect of losing his district’s athletic trainers due to budget restraints, this Colorado high school athletic director launched a fundraising campaign to continue coverage… more »

Schools Lose ATs

Richmond (Va.) Public Schools is scrambling to find athletic training coverage for its sports teams after a local health system ended its contract with the district… more »

Fee Pays for ATs

Athletes in Levy County (Fla.) will have athletic trainers from the University of Florida this school year, thanks to the revenue generated by a new participation fee… more »

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