Reason #6 Your School Needs an Athletic Trainer

August 15, 2011

6. Athletic trainers set aside the score and make decisions based on what is best for that student-athlete.

We all love winning games and winning championships. If not, athletes wouldn’t put in the amount of time and effort that they do. Coaches wouldn’t spend hours preparing for practices and games. The Athletic Trainer is right there with the rest of them wanting to win, but we also recognize that sometimes the game just isn’t worth it. The Athletic Trainer has to evaluate each injury as its own separate event and take it serious every time. We must be willing to stand up to the coach and tell him “no” when an athlete cannot perform safely. The Athletic Trainer must put the athlete’s safety ahead of anything else. We know there is more to life than one game and we want our athletes to be successful in life for a long time.

Every Athlete Deserves an Athletic Trainer.

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