Sports Performance – Daniel Bellamy

Director of Sports Performance at Howard University, Daniel Bellamy brings his skills, family, and his voice to Texas in his new role at UTSA.

Where did it start?

During my NFL internship, I learned to incorporate a lot of sports performance into rehab.

At the high school

Teacher

PT clinic

Arena Football head AT

Track and field coach

I wanted to spend more time with my patients

So I took an assistant job at Howard University

At the university, I became very curious about the injury risk reduction side of AT.

  • I took it upon myself to develop warmup routines
  • I was able to implement recovery routines

Masters – injury prevention and performance management.

First task as the director of Sports Performance

Hiring a strength and conditioning coach that would work for an FBS coach

  • The process was brutal but the outcome was something great

The best ability is availability – they need to be functional and healthy before they can work on performance

Four Pillars

Patient care

Athletic Performance

Data and research

Education

Key elements

Trust 

Honesty

Respect

Integrity

Communication

Overlap and interdependence in Sports Performance

  • Athlete Monitoring
  • Injury Prevention
  • Injury surveillance
  • Nutrition initiatives

Each team member needs to understand the goal and how we can work together.  

What is the benefit to each member?

Wellness surveys can help coordinate care as well.

Shared information and language in Sports Performance

  • Continuing Ed
    • Include all relevant team members in the process
    • This gives us shared learning and coaching cues.

Progression / regression charts

  • Highlights key movements
  • How can we reintegrate the athlete optimally
  • What are the most complex version of the movement and what is the most basic “entry fee” into that movement

Shared Projects and initiatives in Sports Performance

  • Collaboration to integrate new technologies
  • Kinesiology collects and analyses data to use for publications

BRING MART PEOPLE TOGETHER AND ALLOW THEM TO DO THEIR THING

Bottom Line

  • We are in the people business
  • Trust is Key
  • Ask questions without questioning
  • Allow people to take the lead

Strength and conditioning’s goal should always be to ensure safety during the workouts.

Compliance comes from understanding and is the biggest key for the athletes completing the RPE and RTT surveys

Resources

Ted Sperlak, NSCA Talk on Sports Performance Model​

https://youtu.be/EKI7rDYWLrI

Article to Read on Recovery Periodization: Mujika et al., (2018). An integrated multifactorial approach to periodization for optimal performance in individual and team sports.pdf

Article to Read on Periodization and Rehabilitation: Periodization and PT.pdf

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Modern Racism

Modern Racism is a public health crisis. Susan Taah and Tony Hunter wanted to question Victoria Morris and me. So we turned over the leader spots and jumped in as the interviewees

Modern Racism Cover image with a picture of Susan Taah, Tony Hunter, and Victoria Morris

Equity vs Equality

What is an example of equity vs equality that you’ve experienced? Have you ever experienced the opposite?

The New Minority

What does the cry for assistance for America’s failing middle class tell you about the minority struggle over the last 6 decades?

Systemic Power and Seniority

What is it like to not be able to hold people accountable?

Diverse discrimination/Overwokeness

Susan & Tony: Words for fellow minorities in the new civil rights movement

Reframing Privilege

If you could define privilege, how would you?

Microaggressions

Susan had to point out some for Jeremy on social media.

Effective Safe Spaces for Cultural Diversity & Inclusivity in your ATR

What are your best practices?

Bias – How does it affect you?

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/index.jsp

Tips on using privilege to advocate

What advice would you give to fellow ATs and members of society?

Contact Us:

Susan – @imastaah

Tony Hunter@WaltonSportsMed

Victoria Morris@Morris_ATC

Jeremy – @MrJeremyJackson

Modern Racism Resources:

How to be An Antiracist

Stamped From the Beginning

White Like Me

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Communicate the Science

As a collegiate coach, Dr. Kimberly Stein had to communicate the science of recovery and nutrition to her teams.

Being a pioneer in the NFL Kevin Luhrs had to communicate the science behind the small changes to improve player performance.

Communicate the Science promotional image

What does effective communication mean to you/look like to you?

KS:

  • We think it is cool and give them the details but they do not really care
  • Keep it simple
  • Meet them where they are

KL: 

  • transfer of knowledge
  • Find where they are and stay one step ahead of them

What barriers have you run into while trying to share science?

KL: 

  • I started in 2010
  • I think the number of Sports dieticians has doubled in college athletics
  • Appeal to the why – Why are you tired on the field, why are you sluggish? Keep monitoring them.

KS: 

  • You have to sell it as another training aide
  • Potential injury prevention
  • START WITH WHY

What are the best steps to introduce science into a conversation effectively?

KL:

  • Plant the seed
  • Ask questions
  • I had the opportunity to communicate the science in front of the whole team
  • I had a lot of consultations in the whole way or in the At Facility

KS:

  • Meeting them for the first time is not the best time
  • What do you think about nutrition and performance?
  • What do you think you need to perform?
  • “Let’s try just a little bit of energy” not well the RDs recommend 20 ML of fluid every 20 minutes of heavy activity.

How can you get a team of professional athletes to take interest in the science behind sport?

KL:

  • Where do I start?
  • Fried catfish Fridays
  • Implement it into practice as you educate them
  • Small changes

KS:

  • Older athletes kinda lead the way for me…they wanted to extend their career.
  • Nowadays we see athletes that are asking questions as soon as they get the contract.

How do you adjust your communication methods between a practitioner audience or a professional athlete audience?

KS: 

  • Practitioners get more of the science
  • They want to see the charts and graphs and data
  • But you are still not talking to other scientists so do not go overboard.
  • Use visuals often.
  • Professional athletes 
    • Let them ask questions and get a feel for what they want
    • Use examples of places and people it has worked with
  • Coaches
    • They have to be the key in implementing it.
    • Allowing water breaks
    • Allowing practice to start later so the team has time to eat.
    • But they also need to internalize this personally

KL: 

  • Educate them so they can communicate the message when needed
  • Being on the same page as a staff is probably the biggest key to success..coaches, admin, everyone

How can someone communicate why their recommendations are effective for reasons beyond the science?

KL: 

– We definitely have to convince people or sell it at times

– Like Dr. Stein said, science is not black an white, it is evolving

KS: 

  • Yes!!!
  • Understand the science of behavior change
  • You are not really changing the diet but changing their behavior
  • Tiny Changes

How can a practitioner determine whether information is best communicated visually through graphics or data, or through straightforward text?

KS:

  • Pee Color chart
  • Having a picture of carbohydrates…giving examples
    • Do this instead of a list

KL:

  • Weigh in charts for hydration
  • Traffic light training system
    • Go
    • Slow
    • Whoa

What are your recommendations for sharing/communicating the science via social media? What are some effective posts/sources that you’ve seen recently? 

KS:

  • We are a headline driven society..so it is hard to communicate the science accurately
  • Who know how valid the “reports” are
  • Get with the team captains and see if they can share the good stuff on their personal info

KL:

  • Point towards some that are doing the right thing.

What are some scientific resources you would recommend for someone who is trying to expand their sports performance research knowledge?

KS: – www.GSSIweb.org – hands down

KL: Sports Science Exchange or Gatorade performance partner website

Contact Us:

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Kevin Luhrs –

Jeremy JacksonMrJeremyJackson

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Diversity and Inclusion – Dr. Himmons

Dr. Mercedes Himmons believes the Diversity and Inclusion committees of her state organization are doing a really good job. She has worked hard to set the example and is now leading in the PATS organization

Dr. Himmons, if I walked down the hall of your parents’ house what would the pictures tell me about you?

I am sassy, always wore dresses and I am family-oriented.

What levels of education do your family members have?

I am a first-generation college graduate.

You have been traveling the world and Cairo on a camel at sunset was one of your highlights. Tell me more. 

Dream trips:

Paris and Rome

Turks and Caicos

What is your favorite thing about athletic training and sports medicine?

Relationships

What is our working definition of diversity?

Having multiple people regardless of background all in the same place.

Make sure all of those people are heard and seen and their perspective is taken into account.

How about inclusion?

The word belonging is a good fit instead of inclusion.

What would you like to see from the local, district, and national levels within the profession?

PATS is doing a good job of trying to close the gap.

Racism is a public health issue

Be good humans to each other

The majority of our patient population as ATs is nonwhite but the majority of the ATs are white, so there is some disconnect.

Show that you are willing to learn and understand.

You are the NATA president. What would your platform be on diversity and inclusion for the profession? What about for NATA as an association?

First I would like to take the temperature of the room.

Everyone matters and should have a voice.

Keep the patient at the center of our focus.

Listening to understand and not just to reply.

What is some advice you would give companies looking to diversify? What about MSAT programs?

It would depend on the demographic

Retention is very important, what are you doing to keep the diversity?

Anything you would like to say to listeners that want to be an ally. What would you like to see or hear?

People need to know that they are going to step in and do the right thing to help eradicate the negative behavior.

Contact Us:

Dr. Himmons: @MemoriaVitae

Victoria Morris: @Morris_ATC

Jeremy: @SportsMedicineBroadcast on IG

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Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton will be taking over GLATA which is now two different districts in the NATA. Challenges and troubles will arise but with a good team in place, the transition should be easier.

Amy Hamilton, what are your thoughts as you begin to dive into the presidential role leading 2 districts in a few short months?

Management versus leadership – how are you going to handle these?

Look at the talent in the room and allow them to use their skills and empower the next generation of leaders.

I lead by example in my day job

A large number of our staff are involved in leadership.

Amy: one of my biggest passions is looking at ATs place in healthcare.

  • I hate the word “coverage” and provide healthcare instead.

Has being a Woman as a leader been difficult?

It has not been a barrier for me because I have not let it be one.

I do not want a seat at a separate table, I want a seat at “that table”

How do we encourage people to break barriers down?

  • Start by asking to help.

GLATA membership carries a good amount of the NATA membership (approx 20%), now that 2 districts represent those ATs, what advantages do you see in future?

We will have a lot more people involved and represented in AT now.  We basically doubled our positions available.

  • Budget is one of the items we didn’t look at all the details for.

As incoming MATS president, John, what thoughts do you have in a state leadership organization in GLATA, District 4?

I look at it from a regional rep's point of view.

We have a lot more opportunities for concerns to be voiced.

We needed to develop future leaders. We had to bring back the Young Professionals committee.

We need leaders with diversity in their leadership experience.

Leadership Series 2021

Contact Us

Amy – amyhamiltonatc@gmail.com

Patrick – @Patc1996

John –  Twitter

Jeremy – Twitter

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Make Your Bed

Admiral McRaven's ten simple rules for life start with Make Your Bed and mark that first task off your list.

Chapter One: Start Your Day with a Task Completed 

What does attention to detail say about you as a leader? 

John: The little things add up over time. Attention to detail means you have attention to the goal. 

Chapter Two: You Can’t Go It Alone 

Why is it important to have a strong network of people who support you? 

John: Family to take risks and ground you. 

Chapter Four: Life’s Not Fair – Drive On! How do you deal with adversity? 

John: Foster an attitude for success, not misery! 

Chapter Seven: Stand Up to the Bullies Choosing the difficult right over the easy wrong.

John: Being a leader means always striving to choose the right over the wrong and being ok with the internal dilemma that is within. 

Chapter Eight: Rise to the Occasion 

What dark times have you gone through in your life? 

Jeremy: Having our first foster placement taken from us at the same time I was worried about losing my job 

Chapter Nine: Give People Hope 

How do you encourage people when things get rough?

John: What leadership styles or theories best suit individual followers? We can’t always be the rah-rah person… 

Texas 2014 Commencement Speech regarding Make Your Bed

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Leadership AT Home

John Ciecko and Dr. Matt Kutz share what they are doing to take leadership at home seriously.

Leadership at home, Matt kutz, John Ciecko

How do we Develop Leadership AT Home?

Intentionally scheduling my time is critical for me.

Johns daily schedule

When during the day are ATs practicing leadership most?

ATs tend to stop practicing leadership when they are not in their AT role.

Leadership is not something we put on and off, it something we are.

Leadership is something we take with us everywhere we go.

Dr. Kutz homeschooled because he wanted to teach them some very specific skills

Americans are one of the only cultures that do not celebrate life milestones

“Communication is a result of something else, not a goal”

– Dr. Matt Kutz

When kids come into the picture your values change.

Management shines best when the situation has occurred before.  It really struggles when a situation is novel.  That is when Leadership shines.

V.U.C.A. leadership world.

Authoritarian leadership is not dictatorship. “It is ok to say, Do this because I said so.”

“As your team and relationships grow, the techniques you use early on do not work later on.”

Favorite resource for raising kids?

Becoming a modern-day knight

Kids had to do book reports to earn money it was a great way to expose them to skills and knowledge.

  • TIME is the best resource
  • Own your mistakes and apologize

What Comes Next

A fun song from the musical Hamilton, “What Comes Next” is the line we are focused on for the start of the 2021 leadership in AT podcast series.

Thanks Patrick Ohaver for putting it all together.

King George; What Comes Next

What comes next?? 

You have wanted to move up to a leadership position in the company, the school, or even a professional organization.

Just as a young America made the leap into independence, now you are given the opportunity to lead.

That is the question on this episode..

Do you know how hard it is to lead?

Patrick– As Former supervisor for a hospital Outreach based program I was given the task of leading approximately 25 athletic trainers. Some of these athletic trainers were my peers and that in itself is a difficult part to lead your own peers.I really resonated with this song in Hamilton as I knew it would be difficult to lead however I did not realize the full extent until I was in that situation. It is difficult to lead and not just your peers but to lead a cohesive group of athletic trainers.

 I was fortunate enough to have mentors that were in leadership positions and I observe them through my career taking mental notes on what I would do in certain situations how I would overreact how I would respond however I learned so much during my tenure as the supervisor of Athletic Training Services and dealt with a lot of specific leadership challenges. 

Patrick — Another point in King George's song what comes next really struck me was when your people say they hate you don't come crawling back to me. Now as a recovering people pleaser, I strive to make everyone feel Equitable and try to look for the win-win. However, during my time I discovered win-win just doesn't work out sometimes. When you have to lead a large group you are not going to please everyone now. I would not say that my employees “hated me “ however some decisions that were made did not meet with high favor.

I can recall a time when we sent out an employee satisfaction survey. It was a sort of 360-degree look at our leadership team.

 Through the eyes of the employees and I was expecting an overall positive response however, the amount of negative response was shocking and really caused a point of reflection and revaluation of my leadership style and our leadership team’s style.

 I was fortunate enough to work with two other athletic trainers in the leadership team. We assisted each other and each had our own strengths and weaknesses in the leadership team. However, that employee survey was a watershed moment for me and my leadership style.

Have you had an employee survey or an evaluation done on you that was not what you expected and did it change your outlook?

George Washington states – “Winning was easy, leading is harder”-

This point in the musical also echoes a similar thought that getting to the top may be easy however leading is harder.

Leading your peers is very difficult. We can look back at a recent Facebook post in the Secondary School group where an employee was ranting to her “friend” who was in an administrative position about the organization. I am not sure what was said or how it was said however the other party deemed it necessary to inform her superiors and her subordinate was reprimanded.

There's a good book called “From buds to boss” by Guy Harris and Kevin Eikenberry.  It's a good book and help me get some perspective in my early supervisory times.

Being the boss isn't all Fame and Glory. Some people want that prestige and that title however, if you're not prepared, then it may be more of a detriment than an aid.

Call to action:

Were you ever on your own?  I recently heard from a long-time listener Caleb who was out in China as an AT and he was on his own for a while.  Share your story with us.

Contact Us

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John – Twitter

Jeremy – Twitter

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Leadership Curriculum in AT

Is Leadership Curriculum a good way to learn to lead? Can it be added to our current AT course requirements?

Leadership Curriculum

How do we develop leadership in AT?

Curriculum is the hardest way to learn leadership – there is an absence of the practice of AT

“We tend to protect them from the leadership process in their clinical experiences”

The only way it can work is if we integrate them together into the clinical experience.

Trial and error – best most effective and efficient way

Observation

JBY: It is more outcome-based.  It is easy to track clinical outcomes.

There are so many types of leadership.

Situational leadership or contextual leadership is critical.

In the current BOC practice areas, only about 2 of 8 deal with sports

How do we develop good leaders?

What makes a good leader?

Are we putting people in the right places to lead?

Energy bus

The military does this really well

They capitalize on the problem-solving process.

If you look at the CAATE and look at the math, .05% of ATs are in leadership as program directors.

MK: we need to be better at recognizing the reality there is a small percentage of us in leadership roles.

  1. We need to train the program directors
  2. Increase the exposure of our students

If we think adding clinical skills to our profession is going to change our profession we are sorely mistaken.

People want to know how we can help improve and all we have to offer is a new way to tape an ankle…

The BOC states we have to have skills in leadership…not knowledge of…

We have to be able to change hats.

We are 20 years behind compared to other healthcare professions as far as leadership.

Nursing is by far the leader in my opinion in the leadership curriculum.

We are making a big mistake as a profession by not putting more eggs in this basket.

Can we teach it at the MAT level? How do we measure such an objective subject? 

MK: We get scared when we go to the literature.

Leadership is not like a clinical skill

It is not a checkbox item.

Instead of a concrete objective, there should be a certain number of leadership exposures per semester.

Develop a leadership philosophy.

JBY: New 2020 standards have shifted towards outcomes.  How are you documenting them?

Checking the boxes is a managerial task, not a leadership task.

Self Assessment – SWAT analysis – how did I move this pile of beans to the other pile.

Operationalizing Leadership is hit or miss.

The MAT is designed for an AT student to ENTER the profession.

Some of the ways we have it is an AT Student Society

We have liaison positions in our program.

Being on a committee at various levels.

When everything is outcome-based how do we say “Leadership was performed”

MK: I hand out sticky notes and ask and ask them to put 3 words for each LEAD

That leaves us with hundreds of words dealing with leadership.

Now we need to make an operational definition from all of these words.

It depends is a real answer as long as you are not using it as a cop-out.

Leadership is a philosophical construct versus a hard skill.

MK: Leadership is not volunteerism

JBY: Education is a business

The student is our customer product and asset…it is so unique.

Why is PA more acceptable than AT in the medical community?

What is your responsibility as a program director? Differences between programs

JBY: When students come in I tell them I am interested in people who are looking to be leaders and agents of change.  We will make you into good ATs, but we need you to be the change.

The leader needs contextual intelligence to be really good.

Management is checking the boxes

Leadership is influence

MK: At FIU we focus on helping them answer the “it depends” question.

We are developing leadership behaviors to influence the world, not just AT.

We need to add value to SOCIETY as a whole.

Leadership definition:

MK: leadership is not being the most productive person in the room…it is someone who navigates complexity.

Check out our 2021 Leadership Series

What Comes Next – Lessons From Hamilton the Musical

Leadership AT Home

Make Your Bed

Amy Hamilton

Contact Us:

Dr. Matt Kutz

Dr. Josh Yellen

John Ciecko

Jeremy Jackson

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ACL Injury Risk Reduction

Risk Reduction is the key to preventing ACL injuries. Chris “Tex” McQuilkin joins us to share how Power Athlete HQ is building better movers.

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Movement is going to be our common language

HELPING PEOPLE UNLOCK THEIR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL.

Empower your performance

Non-Contact Injury Risk Reduction

Athleticism will be the focus

Create a common language between coaches, strength coaches, parents, and athletes

Primal Movements

  • Vertical push
  • Vertical Pull
  • Horizontal Push / Pull
  • X-Squat
  • Y- Lunge
  • Z- Stepup

In sports, none of the movements are isolated, but in the weight room, we train them as isolated planes.

The frontal plane is the back injury prevention lane

Create a systematic approach

Demands of Sport

  • Reverse engineer the sport

Athlete Assessment

  • Identify potential and limitations
  • DO NOT DO 1 REP MAX with HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES
  • Limiting factors – what happens to their head, their core during the lift

Develop a Program

  • Based on your individual needs
  • DON’T take the college program for top recruits at D1 school

Injury Prevention – 27 minutes

We need valuable scalable tools that use common language so the coaches can correct it easily without the Medical Professional there

Train them to see movement

Stu McGill’s Big 3

Assessment – each set and rep in the weight room should be used to assess.

Integrate correctives into a program

ACL Injury Prevention Model

ACL Tear Mechanism

  • Quad dominance
  • Ligament dominance
  • Asymmetry
    • Leg dominance – plant leg or kick leg
    • Jump tuck test
      • Looking for one hitting the ground first
  • Trunk Dominance
    • Trunk leaves the center of gravity and compromises the muscle is the largest problem that is modifiable
    • Can not jump and land repeatedly in the same spot

Athlete Assessment

  • Trunk
    • Heavy Barbell – relative
      • Deadbug and spiderman
      • Add 5lbs each session to the 3×5
  • Primal X-Y-Z
    • Show where they are weak withing the lunge or step-up
  • Frontal Plane
  • Transverse Plane
    • Can you separate knees from shoulders?

Corrective Exercises

  • Reeducation
    • Teaching them how to move
  • Warmups
    • Best chance to implement corrective exercises.  Work within the window of their normal warmups
  • Accessory Work

Neuromuscular reeducation – 41 minutes

  • Quad Dominance – use: Power Athlete SeeSaw Walk
  • Ligament Dominance – triplanar arch…have them work barefoot and do toe yoga stuff
  • Asymmetry – Symmetry training
  • Trunk Dominance – Trunk Strategy – overload and give them the opportunity to make adjustments

Phases of Neuro reeducation

  1. Alignment
  2. Force Reduction
  3. Force Production – Coaches often jump to this because it is easy to put in a spreadsheet and “showoff”
  4. Isometric Force – 
  5. Protective Force – 
  6. Overload – show you can move well then we add load

Principle of specificity

The Warmup

Rename it if you need to so they take it seriously

Why – enhance athleticism

  • Every day is a way to get really good and master your movement
  • Psychological gives you a chance to get a feel for the athletes and how the day will go.

Risk Reduction through Anatomy Warmups

  1. Pre-warm up warmup – do a lap/motion without lollygagging
  2. Iso-Stability – establish a posture and then challenge it
  3. Feet and ankles
  4. Primal Movements
  5. Combining primal movements
  6. Energy systems – what does the game call for…represent the highest demand they will see in competition
  7. X-factor

Training vs Competition

  • Avoiding talking about ACL injury prevention before the game, but build it into the normal warmup
  • Be mindful of your words

Injury Prevention Integration  – 57 minutes

Accessory Work

Why – work mitigating factors

  1. Structure
  2. Remodeling – never accept flat feet
    1. We can remodel arches
    2. Tri-planar arch development
  3. Hypertrophy – increasing the cross-sectional mass
  4. Inter/INTRAmuscular Coordination

I need it difficult in a controlled environment so that I can trust they can handle it in an uncontrolled one.

Execution

Look

How can we have these conversations without taking over?

  • Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Ego
  • Identify what the coach’s limiting factor is and appeal to that factor.
  • Always be adding to “their” program
    • “I noticed people standing around during squats I think (your interventions) could benefit some of the other ankle issues…”
  • If the coach is into working out you can show instead of telling

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Watch the ACL Injury Risk Reduction Presentation

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Resources

Foot Work – Matt Zanis on Power Athlete HQ

Triplanar Arch development

Active foot isometrics

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