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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…
An HPHS Coach
What is Sports Medicine?
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Sports Medicine is the study and practice of medical
principles related to the science of sports.
Particularly in these subjects:
Sports Injury Diagnosis and Treatment
Sports Injury and Prevention
Sports Training and Athletic Performance,
including:
Exercises and Workout Plans
Sports Nutrition
Sports Psychology
Interview with Mr. Karaiskos Soccer Coach
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When did you first become interested in coaching soccer?
K- “I’ve always been a player since I could walk, but now that
I’m older, coaching is just an extension of that.”
What is difficult about being a coach?
K- “It is very frustrating, because most of the time, kids don’t
understand the proper movements, so then have to re teach it
to them.”
What is your favorite thing about coaching?
K- “ Its rewarding when I help a player become better.”
What specific drills do you use to help improve players?
K- “A lot of ball handling drills, and a lot of running drills.”
Interview with Mr. Karaiskos
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What do you do to increase teamwork?
K- “ When there are exhausting practices kids get along naturally, and
teams connect on their own.”
What do you so when a player is injured?
K- “ I go on the field and assess the injury to see how severe the injury
is. Depending on that, I determine what will be done.”
How do you psych up your team for a game?
K- “ Just by letting them know what is at stake, and setting goals for
the game.”
Do you keep your team well fit during the off-season?
K- “ Well not enough because they are always out of shape.”
What do you to keep your team fit during the season?
K- “ A lot of running by incorporating it in almost every drill.”
Careers In Sports Medicine
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Athletic Trainer- Athletic trainers work with team
physicians, exercise physiologists, physical
therapists, and coaches in the care and prevention
of illness and injuries related to sport and exercise.
Personal Trainer- A personal trainer usually works
one on one with an individual and is general role is
to develop and supervise specific conditioning
programs to increase athletic performance.
Careers Continued
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Strength and Conditioning Coach- Sports
teams in high school, college, and
professional levels need strength and
conditioning coaches. They train athletes for
their agility, strength, endurance, flexibility,
and power.
Exercise Physiologist- An exercise
physiologist studies the physiological
responses resulting from physical activity
Sports Medicine in Relation to Human
Anatomy and Physiology
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Sports medicine is very closely related to
human anatomy and physiology.
There are different divisions of sports
medicine that deal with different parts of the
human body, when either a player is injured
or when they need a physical.
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