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President Obama announces NFL/NATA/PFATS Collaboration to place Certified Athletic Trainers in underserved high schools!

The NFL, NATA, and PFATS will fund certified athletic trainers in underserved high schools nationwide in a $1 million program announced Thursday at the Whitehouse.

 
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Sports Science Exchange #117: Protein Ingestion Prior to Sleep: Potential for Optimizing Post-Exercise Recovery

In Sports Science Exchange #117, Protein Ingestion Prior to Sleep: Potential for Optimizing Post-Exercise Recovery, Luc van Loon explains that recent studies have shown that protein ingested prior to sleep is effectively digested and absorbed during the night, helping stimulate post-exercise muscle protein accretion during post-exercise overnight sleep. As a result, protein ingestion prior to sleep may represent an effective dietary strategy to inhibit muscle protein breakdown, stimulate muscle ​

 
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Vikings Head Athletic Trainer Explains his Role in the NFL Draft

NATA caught up with Eric Sugarman, MS, ATC, head athletic trainer for the NFL Minnesota Vikings, to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to evaluate athletes during the NFL draft. In addition to his standard responsibilities as head AT, Sugarman said his role in the lengthy process has the potential to make or break a player's chance of being drafted. Read on for the full inside scoop

 
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When the Bills call, Shone Gipson answers

Ever wondered just who that is with the headset on sitting at the Buffalo Bills' table here in Radio City Music Hall? That would be Shone Gipson, an athletic trainer entering his 11th season with the team. For the other 362 days of the year, Gipson works on the care and prevention of injuries. But beginning tonight and for the next two days, Gipson's job is to answer when the call comes in from the war room at One Bills Drive.

 
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NFL Team Physicians Talk about the Combine and Draft Process

Everyone has an opinion about NFL draft prospects, but the ones that count the most come from team doctors and athletic trainers who advise behind the scenes about joint damage and concussion history ​

 
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Recovering and Advancing: Michigan State University Alumni Profile Features Giants Assistant Athletic Trainer Leigh Weiss

When Michigan State University kinesiology alumnus Leigh Weiss graduated from high school in 2000, he was like most graduates—hopeful and carefree. An East Brunswick, N.J. native, Weiss was swimming at the Jersey Shore with friends the weekend after his senior prom. - See more at: http://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2014/recovering-and-advancing/#sthash.b26nyssl.dpuf​

 
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Mid-line Stabilization: Bridging the Gap Between Pre-hab and Training

Injury prevention/reduction programs are now common at most levels of sport. Injuries are often multi-factorial and can include the effects of differing levels of sleep, nutrition, training, practice, etc. This article will address injury prevention by examining overall movement patterns and teaching athletes the use of proper form to develop better training habits.

 
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Speakers Announced for the PFATS Session at the NATA Meeting!

Since 1986, PFATS has sponsored an educational workshop during the NATA Clinical Symposium. The educational session is named for Ronnie P. Barnes, the Sr. Vice President of Medical Services for the New York Football Giants. The PFATS Education and Research Committee coordinate this workshop and speakers include with PFATS members and Team Physicians. Discussions usually include case studies, and timely topics related to athletic health care in the National Football League.

 
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The Weighting Game

For athletes who want to gain mass, decrease fat, or both, timing is everything. Weight goals should be addressed well in advance of the season and again at the end of the season. Athletes need to set realistic and achievable goals that do not compromise sports performance, and they need to be committed and willing to make the necessary changes in their diet.

 
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GSSI: Carbohydrates and the Benefits of Athletic Performance

In Sports Science Exchange #108, Multiple Transportable Carbohydrates and their Benefits, Asker Jeukendrup explains that during prolonged exercise, the performance benefits of carbohydrate ingestion may be achieved by maintaining plasma glucose concentration and high rates of carbohydrate oxidation. By using a combination of carbohydrates that use different intestinal transporters for absorption, carbohydrate delivery and oxidation can be increased. Studies have demonstrated reduced fatigue and ​

 
 
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