Team to Win Holds Annual AT Summer Mentoring Camps
Team to Win held it’s annual Athletic Training Summer Mentoring Camps. Free beginner summer camps were held July 11th -12th & 18th-19th and advanced camp held on July 25th. These athletic training mentoring camps help make a difference for Los Angeles area high school students who are interested in the field of Sports Medicine. The athletic training mentoring program has been a huge success with an amazing staff of Certified Athletic Trainers and a dedicated group of students in the greater Los Angeles area who are looking to gain experience and knowledge about Athletic Training. This summer we have expanded the program to include college students participating in the camp. In addition, Ethan Kreiswirth, PhD, ATC, was onsite to provide a ROCKTAPE in-service and taping lab session for the campers.
Jill Sleight, ATC and Keith S. Feder, MD created these camps in 1996 with a small group of enthusiastic high school students interested in sports medicine, and it has grown to serving 450 students each summer. The camps are taught by 15 Certified Athletic Trainers who are committed to promoting the field of athletic training and sports medicine. Our Beginner camps teach students basic anatomy, physiology, athletic injury recognition, rehabilitation techniques, injury prevention, first aid, career options and athletic taping. In our advanced camp, students become CPR, First Aid and AED certified, as well as, gain a more in depth knowledge about sports medicine and athletic training.
The Free advanced sports medicine camp on July 25th is scheduled to have 180 students in attendance. This camp will feature guest speakers including, team physicians and a sports psychologist, in addition to the Free CPR and First Aid Certification.
This is a fun, relaxed and challenging environment for students to begin developing networking skills with students from across the Los Angeles area.