Derek Carr: Licensing athletic trainers is a winning game plan for California

Football has long played a starring role in my life. For me, nothing beats the excitement of game day — whether during my CIF high school days, my college years at Fresno State or now with the Oakland Raiders. Fresno Bee has more.

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Bill that Seeks to License CA Athletic Trainers Stalled

This track, and specifically this lane at Golden West College, has big meaning to Javier Venegas. On January 25, 2017, he could’ve died when he suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Luckily for Javier, he’s alive today and now lives with a defibrillator inside his body. But this could’ve had a

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Former Warrior Chris Mullin Calls for Licensing Athletic Trainers

Chris Mullin is a retired professional basketball player who played 11 seasons with the Golden State Warriors and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-time Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Mullin says the time is now to finally protect California from unqualified individuals posing as athletic trainers.

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Student Athlete Concussions And Lack Of Certified Athletic Trainers

A new study published in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Journal of Athletic Training suggests student athletes who attended high schools with a low availability of athletic trainers are 50 percent more likely to have a sports-related concussion that goes un-identified, un-assessed or mismanaged. KUSI News has more.

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Is California Playing Games When It Comes to the Safety of High School Athletes?

If your child is injured playing a high school sport, are they in the best hands? In California, anyone can call themselves an athletic trainer, regardless of whether they are certified. They may have no clinical experience or even medical knowledge. NBC 7 San Diego has more.

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California lacks in safety for high school athletes, study says

A new study reveals the importance of having qualified athletic trainers available at high schools. One of the experts behind the study says he is shocked at how poor a job California does at regulating athletic safety. “California is either dead last or next to last in all of these

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Why Trump’s new sports medicine law is tricky in California

President Trump has signed a bill that improves legal protections for athletic trainers when traveling outside their own state to provide care to athletes. One state will not benefit from the new bill, and it’s California. Report/video by Andrew L. John, The Desert Sun.  

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Safety tips for student athletes

School sports are starting up again, and the hot weather can be dangerous for student athletes. Many student athletes don’t think about the weather when they think safety, so Head Certified Athletic Trainer from Rancho Bernardo High School, Robbie Bowers, joined KUSI‘s Good Morning San Diego to share some tips

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“His Entire Body Was Shutting Down”: New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety

By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up,

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Supporting AB 3110

California is the only state that doesn’t regulate athletic trainers – health care professionals charged with the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries sustain by athletes and individuals. Certified athletic trainer Robbie Bowers recently joined Newsradio 600 KOGO to discuss the importance of AB 3110.

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