The University of Houston recently began an entry level Masters of Athletic Training program. Dr. Josh Yellen and Dr. Mark Knoblauch are gearing up for the first set of classes to begin in early June. They have a wealth of knowledge and are more than willing to share. This episode was split into 2 episodes since it was a little over 2 hours long.
SWATA President Mitzi Laughlin joins us to celebrate National Athletic Training Month. She tells her story of being the first female Student Athletic Trainer to work football at the University of Texas, being chased by a tank and SWAT team and her trips on NASA's Vomit Comet. Then Bubba Wilson joins us and we kinda get to story time.
Pasadena Independent School District's Athletic Trainer situation is really good:
5 High School = 10 ATs + 1 Stadium AT; Sports Medicine 1&2 in all 5 schools, no core/ regular classes.
David Wilkinson, Bubba Wilson, and Randy Dugas tell how they made it happen here and how you can begin to do the same where you are. Research is key, but perception of value is equally important.
At their previous places of employment both Bubba Wilson and Cat Lawrence had an Xbox Kinect. Ours has been open for about 2 weeks and have not used it for athletes yet. They have most of the knowledge and insight, I am just the pretty face on this one.
I would recommend viewing the YouTube or Ustream video of this episode to watch the conversation.
Dr. Penny Wilson from Memorial Herman Iron-Man Sports Medicine Institute joins us again for another amazing episode. Also do a quick poll of your students and athletes, “What did you eat for breakfast this morning?”
Year round organized sports are too much for young kids. If the professionals don't play the same sport 12 months a year then why would you ask a 12- 18 year old too? Listen to the stats and let your kid rest.
Bubba Wilson has had a prolific career throughout Texas as an Athletic Trainer. Because of his vast experiences, he has a lot more to say than we can fit into a normal length podcast. This means we get to invite him back for another episode.