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.