‘Tis the Season

… to get ahead. Are you ready to make the most of your upcoming time off?
By Mike Phelps

Mike Phelps is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Q&A with Fred Hina

University of Louisville
As Head Athletic Trainer for the New York Mets, Fred Hina, MA, ATC, CSCS, had pretty much reached the top of the professional ladder. So when the University of Louisville men’s basketball team offered him a similar position in 2001, he might have seen it as a step down. Instead, Hina realized it was the perfect opportunity to balance work and family by moving back to his home state.
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By Leaps and Bounds

The latest research into non-contact ACL injuries has greatly improved our understanding of why they occur–and more importantly, how they can be prevented.
By R.J. Anderson

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

For every female athlete playing competitive sports, it lurks. As they lace up their cleats or their high-tops, they know today could be the day that the dreaded ACL tear catches up with them. If not today, then tomorrow–or the day after that–any day.
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Power Moves

Targeted exercises in the weightroom and the gym can correct movement deficiencies and ensure that your athletes move with optimal balance, coordination, and efficiency.
By Kristy Crowley

Kristy Crowley, MS, MA, CSCS, USAW, is Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Columbia University. She and Tommy Sheehan, MS, Columbia’s Director of Strength and Conditioning, also work closely with Denver-based Movement Training Systems. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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Making It Through

To support an athlete who has struggled with an eating disorder, you might wear many hats: counselor, nutrition advisor, motivational speaker, friend. These roles are vital both during primary treatment and in the after-care phase.
By Kristen Martin

Kristen Martin, LCSW, is the Coordinator of Team ENHANCE (Enhancing Nutrition, Health, Athletic Performance, Networking, Community, and Education) in the women’s athletic department at the University of Tennessee. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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A Diverse Tomorrow

Leaders in the effort to attract more minorities to athletic training discuss ways they’re helping shape the future of the profession.
Close your eyes and picture a large group of athletes. Chances are, the image in your head includes individuals of many different sizes, shapes, and colors. It goes without saying that athletics today is as ethnically and racially diverse as the country itself.
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From Mat to Octagon

Athletes who engage in one-on-one combat have similar conditioning needs, regardless of their sport. That’s what this strength coach found when he trained a former college wrestler to compete in mixed martial arts.
By Tim Wakeham

Tim “Red” Wakeham, MS, SCCC, CSCS, is Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at Michigan State University, where he has worked since 1996. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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