Athletic Training

CENTER MORICHES ATHLETIC TRAINING MISSION STATEMENT

Center Moriches Athletic Training is committed to providing the best overall sports medicine health care coverage for it's students and faculty.

Key initiatives to assisting the accomplishment of the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Mission include:

  1. Continual education of Athletic Training Staff in order to utilize the current knowledge, research, and resources in the management of athletic injuries.
  2. Command within the resources of the Department of Athletics adequate injury care.
  3. Insist upon timely and efficient delivery of the needed services in athletic injury care.
  4. Educate our Athletic Department Coaches, Staff, and Student Athletes about medical limitations of the injured student athletes.
  5. Resolutely maintain a drug free experience for student athletes through education.
  6. Steadfastly work on the traditional and innovative approaches to fund raising for programmatic needs.

The Profession of Athletic Training

Athletic training is a major specialty in the field of sports medicine where active daily involvement with athletes, physicians, and coaches affects the health care and well-being of the competitive and recreational athlete. Through a combination of medical referrals and the active commitment of the athletic trainer, sports medicine at Center Moriches covers a broad entity of healthcare.

LINKS AND INFO FOR HEALTH CARE ISSUES CONCERNING THE STUDENT ATHLETE

Concussions:

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/health_safety/ConFactSheetsa.pdf

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/MgmtOfSportRelatedConcussion.pdf

Hydration:

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/FluidReplacementsForAthletes.pdf

Pre & Post Activities Nutritional Requirements:

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09362.html

Benefits of Warming Up:

A warm-up will improve the effectiveness of training and should be done before every training session. This is fundamental to a safe practice.

    Direct physical effects:
        Release of adrenaline
            Increased heart rate
                Enables oxygen in the blood to travel with greater speed
                Increased production of synovial fluid located between the joints to reduce friction
                    Allows joints to move more efficiently
            Dilation of capillaries
                Enables oxygen in the blood to travel at a higher volume
        Increase of temperature in the muscles
            Decreased viscosity of blood
                Enables oxygen in the blood to travel with greater speed
            Facilitates enzyme activity
            Encourages the dissociation of oxygen from haemoglobin
            Decreased viscosity within the muscle
                Greater extensibility and elasticity of muscle fibers
                    Increased force and speed of contraction
        Increase of muscle metabolism
            Supply of energy through breakdown of glycogen
        Increase in speed of nerve impulse conduction.

 Why athletes warm up

Athletes not only warm up to physically prepare their bodies for training or competition but also to mentally warm themselves up. Warm ups are a crucial part of performance. If completed correctly they enable the body to perform at its peak performing ability at the current time. There are three different types of warm ups; gradual increase of physical activity to raise the pulse (Eg. cycling), a joint mobility exercise, stretching and a sport related activity (Eg. dribbling for basketball). A warm up should be specific to the task required to perform in order to activate the correct energy systems and prepare the correct muscles. There are many beneficial effects from warm ups including;

    Increased heart rate. This enables oxygen in the blood to travel faster meaning the muscles fatigue slower, also, the synovial fluid between the joints is produced more to reduce friction in the joints, the capillaries dilate and it lets more oxygen travel in the blood.
    Higher temperature in the muscles. This decreases the thickness of the blood-letting the oxygen travel to different parts of the body quicker, it also decreases the viscosity within the muscle, removes lactic acid, lets the muscles fibers have greater extensibility and elasticity and an increase in force and contraction of muscles.