A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… An HPHS Coach
What is Sports Medicine? • 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 • 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 Continued… • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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.