Elevate Athletic Training

“We have to elevate Athletic Trainers.” This has been a driving force for me since I became a director of athletic accounts at Henry Schein. – Eric Kearns


Rising Star Award –

Shortlink – sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/RisingStarAward

  • How can we give back and elevate?
  • What are some of the conflicts ATs are dealing with?
  • It is peer-nominated and voted on
  • Less than 5 years of experience
  • Previous winners become judges as well
  • Happens during NATM – so each March

What is your first memory of an AT?

  • Jim M. at the University of Kentucky
  • Had to fill the role of a previous AT with a great relationship
  • We did not have an AT as hockey players growing up in New York
  • Here is your one shot to make our relationship work

First “normal year” post-pandemic what are ATs needing

  • Stuff delivered on time…that is the biggest struggle.
  • The rising cost of goods is also an issue for everyone.

Favorite use of space tip you give to ATs?

  • Eric Kearns was a contractor for years before coming to sales so this is great for me.
  • Start with the big objects and work from there
    • Tables can only go in certain areas.
  • A turf workout area is a really awesome concept that provides greater rehab opportunities.

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