The N.J. news papers are full of stories about high school pitchers who are already broken down for the season. The baseball season up here is not even that long. Including the pre season, about 10 weeks if you go to a state championship game.
So I found it odd that I heard this comment from a baseball coach.
They like where they are coaching because of no "athletic trainer interference". He got annoyed when A.T.'s would stick their 2 cents into what they where doing. Let the coach & parents & booster club & what not run the show. There was plenty of money around to fix what was wrong.
I've seen this before; athletes that come out of these types of systems. They are only in their early 20's with surgery scars all over them. The A.T. was only there to slap on ice packs & do ultrasound & E-stim.
An A.T. is not a physical therapist trained in first aid! We need to be interwoven into the team matrix. That being said, there are a lot of egos in this business. Back door diplomacy must be used for the coach to gain confidence in you & let them know you are a partner in their success.