Sonia Gysland has broken the ranks of professional football; Dawn Stuckey is a head Athletic Trainer at Rice University; Christina Cope is an Athletic Trainer at Klein High School. All three have teamed up to discuss some of the struggles for female Athletic Trainers.
Top 10 reasons it is so tough being a female athletic trainer:
10. Apparently Spice Girls music is not appropriate pre game music 9. Wearing make up means we’re trying to impress someone 8. Not wearing make up means we’re either sick or very tired (even when we’re neither.) 7. Football/wrestling coaches think we know nothing about football/wrestling 6. Being asked to homecoming, prom, or any other school function is not what we had in mind when we go on dates…
Robbie McFarlan has been an AT for five years, but has had a very rare path to understanding the mind of a coach. His advice “Stop and try to understand where they are coming from before you take it personal” Check out our conversation about how each of has failed and learned a lesson the hard way about interacting with coaches.