Central Michigan University baseball is one of the finest in the state
of Michigan. Baseball players at C.M.U. are dedicated to being the best on and
off the field. I had the privilege of working baseball for my first PES 283
rotation, and I think I will never forget it for the rest of my life. Coach
Kriener demands the athletes to be the best students-athletes that they can be.
I believe this is one reason no senior has graduated in twenty years without
winning a ring. He teaches them to be winners; he will not accept anything but
I believe that the best way to avoid injuries is to be in shape and use
common sense. There are many factors that could cause injury on a baseball
diamond. The best way to make our job as trainers easier is to prevent these
injuries. The best way to prevent injury is to make sure that all the equipment
is put on the side and not on the middle of the field, where someone going for a
foul does not trip over a baseball or a helmet. I do not think athletes really
think in such terms until someone actually gets hurt.
One thing that I always kept my eye on when I was working was to make
sure the catcher's were wearing their face mask when they were warming the
pitchers in the bullpen. At first, the athletes thought I was telling them to
put their mask on as an authoritative figure; however, after I explained to them
it was for their own good, and I was only looking out for their safety, they
realized why I was doing it. I believe one way to get the respect of the
athletes and coaches on a team is to let them see you care about them, and you
as the trainer care about them winning.
Warming and cooling down before and after practice is another good way
to prevent injury. Warming up by running and then stretching will help prevent
injury. Light jogging gets the blood supply flowing and will enhance the
stretch. I believe it also gets the athlete ready to perform. Stretching will
also promote... [continues]
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