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Stepping Up Helmet Standards
With the attention paid to concussion assessment, treatment, and prevention reaching new highs, the National Operating Committee on Standards in Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is looking to update its standards for football helmets. For almost four decades, NOCSAE has used just one drop-test test, which has been criticized for not being rigorous enough. Critics say the test has changed little since it was introduced in 1973 and is only based on protecting against force levels that would fracture skulls.
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Comeback Athlete: Dave Angebranndt

University of Delaware
By Patrick Bohn

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

Mercer County Community College baseball player Dave Angebranndt was rarely late for anything. So when he wasn’t at the team’s preseason meeting on Jan. 12, 2009, MCCC Head Athletic Trainer Lisa Camillone, Angebranndt’s coach, and his teammates wondered what could be keeping him.
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Triple Trouble

How do you treat an athlete who suffers not just one, not two, but three injuries in a season?
By Maria Hutsick

Maria Hutsick, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, is Head Athletic Trainer at Medfield (Mass.) High School and former Director of Sports Medicine at Boston University. She is a past president of the College Athletic Trainers’ Society and was honored with an NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award in 2010. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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Burst of Energy

It seems like almost every athlete is using energy supplements for a pick-me-up. Here’s what you need to know about how these products work and the ingredients you may find in them.
By Dr. Kris Clark

Kris Clark, PhD, RD, FACSM, is the Director of Sports Nutrition and an Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University, where she coordinates nutrition planning for more than 800 varsity athletes. She can be reached at:
[email protected].

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Road Less Traveled

Instead of taking the traditional route to a high school, college, or clinic, these athletic trainers decided to brave the unbeaten path and put their skills to use elsewhere in the athletic training world.

It’s no secret the athletic training profession is expanding. It’s growing in the sheer number of licensed athletic trainers entering the workforce, but also in the variety of job settings. While most athletic training jobs will continue to be in schools or clinics, there are other opportunities available, too.
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Dominating the Competition

The football off-season at Valdosta State University isn’t just about physical development. It’s also about teaching athletes how to be competitors.
By Michael Doscher

Michael Doscher, MS, CSCS-CP, MSCC, SCCC, has been the Head Speed/Strength and Conditioning Coach at Valdosta State University for 15 years, where he is also an Instructor in the school’s Kinesiology and Physical Education departments. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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