Summer time is usually a period of rest, recovery and recharge – for athletes and athletic trainers alike. This year it’s taking a bit longer to reach the restful part of the summer months but this past weekend was a step in the right direction on many fronts.
A call from a local high school coach, who shall remain nameless (coaches the Cardinals and played at Albion College), asking for an athletic trainer to help out at the Midwest Linemen Camp.
As it turns out, the camp co-director was an old acquaintance from many years ago who has moved upward and onward to the ranks of the NFL and several former players from the same time period were on the camp staff too. They were a tight group back in the day and still are today – the bonds of friendship solidified by the countless hours spent in the film room, winter conditioning and practices. In those years gone by, life has taken its twists and turns for everyone, mostly for the good.
It is our belief that knowing ones coaches as well or better than the players can only result in better overall care for the players.