Look out on the field! It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s an Athletic Trainer!
Okay, so maybe athletic trainers (ATs) can’t fly, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have super powers! Just as Superman and Batman use their skills to save the day, ATs use their skills to protect and care for the athletes they work with. When someone is in trouble, ATs leap into immediate action.
My name is Sarah Pettit and I am the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Libertyville High School. Since Athletico is in the midst of celebrating National Athletic Training Month (#NATM2017), I wanted to help shed some light on the role athletic trainers (ATs) play in the organizations and teams they support. Read below to learn what a day in the life of an AT looks like.
March is not only a time for the weather to get warmer, it’s also National Athletic Training Month!
During the third camp of 2016 for the U-15 Girls’ National Team (GNT) in Portland, Oregon, I had the opportunity of working with the same coaches I worked with last spring in Carson, California. I was also able to work with some of the same players, so it was a great opportunity to see how they had improved and matured over the past year.
From May 11th -26th the U-17 Men’s National Team participated in the first every international youth soccer tournament held in the country of India. India also happens to be the host country for the 2000’s age cycle world cup to be held in October of 2017.
Athletico’s involvement with Copa America Centenario
At 100 years old, the Copa America Centenario is the oldest international continental “football” competition. For the first time it is being played on American soil, having only been played in South America in the past. Read More
Over the course of the past twelve days, I have experienced working with the US Soccer U16 Boys National team in Gradisca, Italy.
From basketball players in the NCAA tournament to middle age runners on the sidewalk, who is at risk and why? If you have lived an active lifestyle, participated in sports or even follow sports you’ve probably heard of or experienced ‘shin splints’ at some point. But what are shin splints?
In the physical therapy world, it is referred to as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS).