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Documentation and record keeping in athletic training

Data from injury reports should be recorded not only to reduce liability but also to track injury trends and make decisions about how best to treat these injuries. The benefit of computerized records is that they provide a database for future reference.

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What is an athletic trainer?

Athletic training is a profession dedicated to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of the physically active population and preventing athletic-related injuries and illnesses.

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Learn more about blood tests

Blood tests can detect many different conditions in the human body and are used extensively and frequently in health care. After the blood is collected and stored properly, it is sent to a laboratory to be processed for the specific test the doctor ordered.

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Principles of passing and catching

The overall goal of passing and catching is for both the passer and the catcher to produce passes that are on time and on target. Table 3.1 presents three key passing principles and three related catching principles.

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Moves with either pivot foot (advanced)

These moves can be taught when either foot is used as the pivot foot (EPF) in live-ball moves. Both right-handed and left-handed players should be able to use this method to establish either foot as a pivot foot.

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