My name is Casey. I have just taken a new position as an athletic trainer, the only athletic trainer, at a 5A level public school in northwest oklahoma. This is a new challenge for me, because i am actually building this program from scratch. This school has never had an athletic trainer on staff. since i was hired a week before school started, i only have the basic supplies the football coaches purchased. I only have a few students that basically have no experience as student athletic trainers.
The previous school I was assigned to is the largest high school in the state of Oklahoma. So everything was on a higher level. The competition of the sports. The work ethic and number of student athletic trainers, and also the budget for supplies.
I'm not scared of this new job/challenge, just trying to keep my head above water.