Q&A with Scott Byrd

Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center
Gatlinburg-Pittman High School
It’s been said that home is where the heart is. For Scott Byrd, LAT, ATC, that has meant staying in his home state of Tennessee.
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New Sport? No Problem!

Athletic training education programs expect students to cover unfamiliar teams. Here’s how to tackle a new assignment.
By Abigail Funk

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

An athletic training student at Minnesota State University-Mankato may be assigned to cover the women’s bowling team. At Dickinson College, you can end up on the men’s lacrosse team’s sideline. And at Troy University, a student could spend his or her afternoons with the rodeo teams.
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Views From The Top

Five veteran strength and conditioning coaches share their thoughts on getting the most out of athletes, stretching, periodization, and the future of the profession.
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Cold, Hard Facts

From frostbite to respiratory trouble, athletes working out in the cold are susceptible to a host of health problems–some quite serious. Keep them safe this winter by knowing the facts on cold-related injuries.
By Dr. Adam Perrin

Adam Perrin, MD, FAAFP, practices primary care sports medicine for Middlesex Health Systems-Primary Care, Inc., in Old Saybrook, Conn. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Not Suitable

Whether it’s to peanuts, eggs, corn, or wheat, a food allergy can wreak havoc on an athlete’s nutritional plan. Here’s how to help them avoid and replace.
By Michelle Rockwell

Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, CSSD, is a private sports nutrition consultant based in Durham, N.C. She works with athletes and teams throughout the country ranging from recreational to professional. She also offers sports nutrition consulting and workshops through RK Team Nutrition, at:

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Conference Call

What’s better than attending an educational seminar to stay current in the field? Hosting one yourself.
By Art Horne

Art Horne, MEd, ATC, CSCS, is Associate Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s Basketball at Northeastern University. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Net Gains

Using a team concept, setting yearly goals, and teaching mental toughness are the basis for UCLA’s strength and conditioning program for tennis.
By John Farr

John Farr, MS, MA, CSCS, USAW, is the Speed-Strength & Conditioning Coach for UCLA men’s and women’s tennis and softball, and also works with the school’s football team. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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