In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month,
MomsTeam has 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.
we hear from Susan Yeargin, a certified athletic trainer, MomsTeam's hydration expert, and Assistant Professor in the Physical Education and Athletic Training Department at the University of South Carolina.
By Susan Yeargin, PhD, ATC
An athletic trainer decides to devote her professional career to studying ways to improve child and adolescent hydration and the prevention and treatment of heat illness after learning of the death of a college football player from heat stroke.