Trying to push my way through the last few weeks of the fall season. 6, occasionally 7 day-70hr weeks for the last 3 months have taken their toll. Not getting enough sleep or exercise, eating crappy food. But I'm certain I'm in good company! This months "Strength & Conditioning" mag had a good Q&A with a high school ATC from Pa., USA.
I am jealous of the fact he is able to get away & work with the Pittsburgh Steelers (american football), and travel to the U.K. to work with Welsh Rugby. I doubt I would be able to swing that here at EHS. This past weekend was typical for me, flying out on a Sunday morning to recert a soft tissue technique, flying back that same night to be back at EHS monday morning.
It made me cognisant of the intellectual isolation we high school A.T.'s experience. School funding for our continuing ed is slim or none, plus we deal with more teams than a typical collegiate A.T. does. The annual GAIN meeting means a lot to me. It takes place just as school gets out in June and gives me a chance to recharge my batteries. SHARING (actively) with professionals from all over the globe. Much smarter, & just as passionate as I am about the profession. Guys just as nuts as I am- Jim Radcliffe from Oregon flying in on the AM to give a workshop, then flying back that afternoon to work with his volleyball team.
I hope you guys enjoy my posts as much as I enjoy your comments. Although I don't always respond, I read every one of them. I hope it helps bridge the intellectual isolation gap.