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California Sports Administrator Puzzled By Governor Brown's Veto of AB 1890

The veto by California governor Jerry Brown of AB 1890, a bill that would have made it illegal for anyone to call themselves an "athletic trainer" without actually being one has a top interscholastic sports administrator in the Golden State asking why.

Marci Yost (Certified Athletic Trainer): Advocate For Athletes

Two years ago, in recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we reprise a blog submitted by Marci Yost, Sports Medicine Coordinator at Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

By Marci Yost, M.A., ATC/L

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, we are highlighting some of our favorite blogs from 2012, with a special emphasis on the important role of certified athletic trainers. Sometimes, says Marci Yost, an athletic trainer has to be an advocate for the athlete, going to battle with parents and coaches who may be more concerned about winning than player safety. 

Number of Athletic Trainers Likely To Rise, Predicts Youth Sports Safety Expert Kevin Guskiewicz

Leading youth sports safety expert, Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, explains how a certified athletic trainer (AT) is the "quarterback" of a school's sports medicine team, and why he predicts that the percentage of U.S. high schools that have an athletic trainer will increase in the coming years.

Role of Athletic Trainer Explained

Eric Laudano, head athletic trainer at the University of Pennsylvania, explains the role of an athletic trainer in preventing and treating sports injuries.

Tournaments and Showcases: Planning for Injuries and Medical Emergencies Essential

As competition for athletic scholarships ratchets ever higher, an increasingly popular way for high school athletes to be seen by college scouts and coaches is by attending elite tournaments and so-called "showcases." Parents need to know, as they watch their kids compete, that the event organizer is taking appropriate steps to prevent injuries, and that sufficient qualified medical personnel is at the event to provide first-aid in the event of minor injuries and transport more seriously injured athletes to the nearest hospital emergency room.
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