Staying healthy during summer practice not only requires quality lifting and conditioning, it requires players to place a laser focus on hydration and nutrition. Heat and humidity can literally suck immense amounts of moisture from the body, leaving a player dehydrated.
Spring football can be a good time to introduce new preventative measures. The novelty of new programming can be a relative distraction in the fall, but that is less of a concern during spring practice.
Coaches play a direct role in preventing heat illness before it occurs. Know the facts before summer workouts begin.
Tart cherries provide the foundation for a recovery drink that utilizes natural ingredients to help athletes recover faster and perform better.
The findings suggest that there is no clinically significant age difference in recovery following sport-related concussion, and therefore, separate injury management protocols for high school and collegiate athletes are not needed.
A student-athlete’s diet must change depending upon the type of physical output coaches are looking for. A phased approach to nutrition will provide the greatest return on an athlete’s nutritional investment.
Power Five conferences pass legislation giving team physicians and athletic trainers “unchallengeable autonomous authority” to make return-to-play decisions following concussions and other injuries.
Five More Ways The Athletic Trainer Helps Your Athletic Department – Athletic Trainers are as important to high schools as they are to collegiate sports programs. Here’s a list of tasks athletic trainers regularly perform that impact the well-being of student athletes.
Athletic trainers are as important to high schools as they are to collegiate sports programs. Here’s a list of tasks athletic trainers regularly perform that impact the well-being of student athletes.
Buried under an avalanche of rules preventing them from spending time with their players, smart coaches are adapting and finding ways to improve their athletes anyway.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) published its new position statement on exertional heat illnesses, an update to the original 2002 document. Essential steps include acclimatizing to the heat, body cooling and hydrating whether through physical activity in warm weather conditions or intense activity in cooler environments.
The statistics are staggering regarding drug abuse in high school and college-age youths. The rise in prescription pill abuse (now proven to be a direct pathway to heroin) in this country is not only pertinent to athletes in school sports, but as the studies show, has specific implications to football players.