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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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Ryan Grove named new Head Athletic Trainer for the Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have named Ryan Grove as the team’s head athletic trainer. Grove joins Miami after spending 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including the past 15 years (1999-2013) as the team’s assistant athletic trainer.

 
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GSSI: Carbohydrates: Premium Fuel for Athletes

Gatorade Sports Science Institute provides insight on the value of carbohydrates as premium fuel for athletes!

 
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Minnesota Vikings Athletic Trainers Help Celebrate National Athletic Training Month!

Just as March ushers in a new NFL league year, it also brings in National Athletic Training Month (NATM) where athletic trainers spend the month of March promoting athletic training. This celebration of the profession is held annually in order to educate and create awareness about the expertise of athletic trainers.

 
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New Orleans Saints Host High School Athletic Training Symposium

The New Orleans Saints Athletic Training Staff hosted the first annual high school athletic training symposium at the Saints facility this past weekend. The Saints Staff provided insight from a professional sports standpoint, had college athletic training curriculum directors from around the state to provide admission and scholarship information to prospective students.

 
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GSSI: Assessing Hydration in the Laboratory and Field

In Sports Science Exchange #111, Assessing Hydration in the Laboratory and Field, Nina Stachenfeld explains that athletes competing or training for long-distance events must learn how to regulate their body fluids and electrolytes, because both dehydration and exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) can be dangerous during long-term exercise. There is large variability across individuals, so there is no single protocol for drinking or eating during exercise that will work for all athletes.

 
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GSSI: Youth Sports Health and Safety: Key Nutrients to Athletic Success

For young athletes, regular participation in youth sports can provide myriad health and fitness benefits, as well as an opportunity to learn about discipline, commitment and teamwork. The advantages can even extend to enhanced academic achievement.

 
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Buffalo Bills Assistant Athletic Trainer wins the Tim Davey AFC Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award!

The Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award is emblematic of the commitment, dedication and high level of integrity that Tim Davey brought to the profession of athletic training and is representative of his level of service which he dedicated to his surrounding community.

 
 
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