Happy National Athletic Training Month!

As you may know, March is National Athletic Training Month.  As expected this month is a big month for the LSU Athletic Training Program.  One of the ways the program worked to spread awareness was holding an event for the kindergarteners from the LSU Lab School.  Clinical Coordinator and Associate Athletic Trainer Michelle Collins was the mastermind behind the entire event.  More than 100 students came to the PMAC to learn about athletic training from students, staff, and athletes. The kindergarteners were split into groups and visited different stations positioned throughout the women's basketball practice facility and the Broussard Athletic Training Room.  The stations included taping, spine boarding and splinting, agility, rehab, stretching, a tour of the Broussard Athletic Training Room, and more! Women's Basketball's Anne Pedersen even came to help teach the kindergarteners about the agility drills she does during practice.  The children learned what exactly athletic trainers do and all of the skills required to be an athletic trainer.  It was an education and fulfilling experience for all involved.  The children really enjoyed being able to use all of the equipment, be taped, and do the drills that LSU athletes do.  Micki Collins did a fantastic job of organizing the event and it was a great way to celebrate National Athletic Training month.

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