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NCAA Recommends Sickle Cell Testing–Is a Mandate On the Way?

In June, the NCAA released a new recommendation calling on member schools that don’t already test athletes for sickle cell trait to begin doing so. And if the association adopts proposed legislation, that testing could soon become mandatory.
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Q&A with Tony Cox

Henry County (Ind.) Sports Medicine
For more than 20 years, Tony Cox, MA, ATC, LAT, loved his job at Ball State University. As an instructor in the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, he’d taught hundreds of athletic training education students. As Head Men’s Basketball Athletic Trainer, he’d built great working relationships with five head coaches, helped the team reach the NCAA Division I tournament, and traveled as far as Alaska and Hawai’i.
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Fluid Dynamics

From low cal to high sodium, today’s sports drink market is more diverse than ever. Are you prepared to help athletes navigate the sea of options and find the best product for their individual needs?
By Michelle Rockwell
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An Alternate Route

If traditional training methods leave your teams wanting more, maybe it’s time to consider another approach. At Northwestern, some athletes look to Eastern sports medicine philosophy to gain an edge.
By Darryl Aiken-Afam

Darryl Aiken-Afam, HFA, CPT, is a certified personal trainer, veteran martial artist, and shiatsu practitioner. He is the creator of Meridian Touch Sports Yoga™, and is the lead Sports Yoga Coach at Northwestern University. He can be reached through his Web site at:

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In the Right Place

At the University of Vermont, athletic trainers are hired and overseen by the campus health center, not the athletic department. Here’s an inside look at this organizational trend and the many benefits it offers.
By Allison Shepherd

Allison Shepherd, MA, ATC, is the Athletic Medicine Services Director at the University of Vermont. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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On the Way Up

The University of Louisville women’s basketball team sees its conditioning program
as a pyramid. After developing a strong foundation, they keep working until they reach the top.

By Teena Murray

Teena Murray MS, CSCS, CSCCa, USAW, is Director of Olympic Sports Performance at the University of Louisville. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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