The 9th Annual Spring Symposium: A Huge Success!

Symposium this year was a great success!  There were over 220 high school students from all around the state who attended this year.  We first had current and past LSU Football players Eric Reid, Chase Clement, Josh Dworaczyk, and Corey Webster speak to the students about the impact that athletic trainers had on their success in athletics and lives.  Head Football Athletic Trainer Jack Marucci and our Program Director Dr. Ray Castle also spoke to the students before they began the day's event.  Our first activity was to learn how to properly spine board an athlete, which was taught by several of our athletic training students.  A relay game followed, which incorporated spine-boarding skills, taping, filling up water bottles, and throwing a football.  After the relay game, the students rotated between groups where they learned various athletic training skills such as bracing, concussion assessment, ankle taping, and wound care.  After rotating through stations the students were given a tour of our Broussard Center for Athletic Training and of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.  The symposium concluded with lunch with an exciting nutrition talk from our Sports Nutritionist, Jamie Mascari, RD.   The 9th Annual Spring Symposium was a great experience for both the LSU Athletic Training Students and high school students and we look forward to next year!
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