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Synthetic Marijuana Alert
A synthetic form of marijuana commonly referred to as K2 or Spice has sports medicine professionals, athletic departments, and the NCAA on alert. The drug is not detectable through current drug tests and officials worry that use among athletes is on the rise.
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Q&A with Robert Casmus

Catawba College
Catawba College may have to get a bigger trophy case just to house all of the awards collected by longtime Head Athletic Trainer Robert Casmus, MS, LAT, ATC, EMT. Last year, he was named an NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, which will fit nicely alongside his NCAA Division II College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year and North Carolina College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year awards.
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Upgrading Protocols

The standard of care for treating an athlete with a concussion is advancing at lightning speed. In this article, a Hall of Fame athletic trainer takes us inside his upgraded protocols.
By Phil Hossler

Phil Hossler, MS, ATC, is Head Athletic Trainer at East Brunswick (N.J.) High School. He was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 1999 and is a former President of the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association. The author of four books, two of which are on concussions, he can be reached at: [email protected].

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Fueled For a Championship

On its way to an NCAA championship last fall, the University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team worked with the athletic department’s dietitian on eating right throughout the season.
By Erika Whitman

Erika Whitman, RD, CSSD, is the Sports Dietitian at the University of Notre Dame, where she oversees the nutrition needs of more than 700 student-athletes in 26 varsity sports.

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Before The Play

Although a strength and conditioning coach’s work is often judged by what occurs on the field, it’s their role behind the scenes that is sometimes most important.
By Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson, CSCS, is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and a physical education teacher at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn. He was named the Minnesota NSCA 2010 High School Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year and can be reached at: [email protected].

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Summer Fun

The Husker Athletic Training Camp at the University of Nebraska has been showing high schoolers what athletic training is all about for almost 10 years.
By Jerry Weber & Dr. Jeff Rudy
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Staying On Top

The University of Florida volleyball team’s off-season strength training program is created based on the results of a specially designed athlete test.
By Matt DeLancey
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