Mike Pace, Spring (Texas) High School

It’s often said that you can’t go home again, but Mike Pace, LAT, ATC, did just that and has found the surroundings much better on his return. Pace is six years into his second stint as Athletic Trainer at Spring (Texas) High School, just outside Houston. His first time at Spring, from 1984 to 1988, he was the sole athletic trainer at the school. This time, he shares responsibility for the care of more than 1,000 athletes with two other athletic trainers.

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Summer Plans

Ready or not, now is the time to start looking for a summer internship.

By Abigail Funk

Abigail Funk is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at: [email protected]

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No Pain, No Gain?

You want your athletes to dig down and get the most out of their workouts. So what is the fine line between pushing them hard and pushing them too hard?

By Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta, MA, is the President of Gambetta Sports Training Systems in Sarasota, Fla. A frequent contributor to Training & Conditioning, he can be reached through his Web site at:

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Understanding Iron

It is easy for an athlete’s iron stores to become depleted. And it is easy for their performance to suffer as a result.

By Michelle Rockwell & Dr. Pamela Hinton

Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, is the former Coordinator of Sports Nutrition for the University of Florida Athletics Association and currently serves as a consultant for athletes and teams nationwide. Based in Durham, N.C., she can be reached at: [email protected].

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Ready to Serve?

It takes educating yourself and thinking outside the box, but serving athletes with disabilities can be an extremely rewarding challenge.

By David Hill

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Meet the Press

Being media-savvy may not be in your job description, but it can go a long way toward boosting your image and promoting the athletic training profession.

By Abigail Funk

Abigail Funk is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Row Your Boat

As more schools add women’s rowing to their athletic offerings, strength coaches must learn how to address the power and endurance needs of this unique sport.

By Ed Nordenschild

Ed Nordenschild, MEd, CSCS, is Head Strength Coach for Olympic Sports at the University of Virginia. Previously, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Fresno State University and an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Texas. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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