Health is a Competitive Advantage

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association has declared this week (the third full week of October) as National Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week. The goal of this week is to raise awareness of what youth sports specialization really is.

Hannah Hill

Beat the Heat - The ATs Role in Heat Illness

During all seasons, but especially in the fall, athletic trainers are particularly concerned with the health of their student athletes as it relates to heat illness.

Emily Buckingham, MS, ATC

The Quarterback of the Health Care Team

Every great team, from businesses to sport organizations, has a team leader - an individual who can set key goals and major objectives, who works well under pressure, and who can skillfully and precisely slow the pace with ease.

Adam Annaccone, EdD, LAT, ATC


On March 26, At Your Own Risk provided a Facebook Live hosted by Jen Christensen, kindergarten teacher and Kansas City Mom Collective blog contributor, and The University of Kansas Health System athletic trainer Dakota Orlando, MSEd, LAT, ATC.

Liz Quinn, NATA Content Specialist

How to Cross Train

Cross training is when an athlete participates in sports and/or activities that are not traditional to their primary sport.

Emily Buckingham, MS, ATC

Rest & Recovery for Athletes

Most athletes know that getting enough rest after any type of exercise is essential, but let’s take this further and talk about what we, the athletic trainers, actually mean when we say, “rest and recover.”

Emily Buckingham, MS, ATC,