The student newspaper of Randall High School.

Silver Streak

  • Follow our editors on Twitter and Instagram @RHS Silver Streak

  • Follow our editors on Twitter and Instagram @RHS Silver Streak

Behind the Scenes

Trainers help athletes to play their best

Photo+courtesy+of+Haylie+Garrett
Photo courtesy of Haylie Garrett

Photo courtesy of Haylie Garrett

Photo courtesy of Haylie Garrett

Abigail Hurtt, Editor-In-Chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






With football season underway, it is easy to get swept up in the madness that is high school football in Texas. While the players may get praised by classmates in the hallway, it is important to remember that a lot is involved in preparing for any sporting event. Some people who know this to be true are the student athletic trainers who are responsible for the well-being of athletes on and off the field.

This years’ trainers range from freshman to seniors. Athletic trainers learn to treat injuries, help athletes recover and prevent injuries. Football, volleyball, cross-country, and tennis are currently ongoing; however, the trainers dedicate the majority of their time to football as it is an injury-prone sport.

“Football season is my favorite because that is the sport we are involved in the most and (we) put a lot of our time into it,” said senior Bethany Franklin. “It’s the sport a lot of people attend and get excited about.”

Before a game, trainers prepare for whatever challenges they may face come game time.

“(We) make sure everything is packed,” sophomore Haylie Garrett said. “We also make sure all the players are healthy and hydrated.”

Similar to a football player, athletic trainers agree to become a part of the team and this means sacrificing time outside of school. Just this year, the trainers will attend five games away from Amarillo.

“ (A challenge of being a trainer is) missing a lot of school,” senior Sarah Love said. “I have to keep my grades in check so I’m able to go with sports teams.”

Although being an athletic trainer can be work, Love said it is also rewarding because she is able to “support the school.” Another benefit is the bond trainers form with the athletes.

“(We) become good friends with the athletes,” Franklin said.  “We are around them a lot and constantly taking care of the things they need. It’s to the point (we) feel like their mom.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

The Silver Streak Staff reserves the right to censor comments that contain inappropriate language, are attacking or could be considered religious, gender, age or racial insults.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Behind the Scenes

    Opinion

    Parking lots show room for improvement

  • Behind the Scenes

    Sports News

    Volleyball team to take on Colleyville for regional title

  • Behind the Scenes

    Features

    Served with love: Randall offers meals to Canyon, Crestview faculty

  • Behind the Scenes

    Sports News

    State bound: Cross country teams to compete for title Saturday

  • Behind the Scenes

    Features

    Escaping Reality: Virtual Reality Device installed in West Library

  • Behind the Scenes

    Sports News

    Fall sports make playoff runs

  • Behind the Scenes

    News

    Band prepares for area competition with experience from High Plains Marching Classic

  • Behind the Scenes

    News

    Randall Book Fair Encourages Students to Read

  • Behind the Scenes

    Features

    Student takes on position of Key Club District Secretary

  • Behind the Scenes

    Books

    Mississippi school follows others in banning ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

The student newspaper of Randall High School.
Behind the Scenes