22 Mar 114. Reid Takano On Initiative, Work Ethic, And The Past & Future Of Athletic Training
Continuing with the National Athletic Training Month episode, Andrew welcomes Reid Takano to the podcast! Reid is an athletic trainer at Kamehameha Schools and the current Hawaii Athletic Trainers’ Association president. Like many other ATCs, Reid is passionate about helping young athletes succeed throughout their journey.
Reid shares many experiences that athletic trainers can relate to. He talks about learning to take initiative and developing a strong work ethic as an athletic training student. Being immersed in athletic training, going through the internship route to become certified, has prepared him well for his career in the secondary school setting. He also shares memorable experiences working a couple of training camps with the San Diego Chargers prior to moving back home to work in the high schools.
Reid has many great stories and memories in athletic training, but even more importantly has a passion for helping to progress the athletic training profession. Hawaii is one of the few states that has comprehensive athletic training coverage in high school sports. Reid was there to witness this movement during his career. They discuss the growth of athletic training in Hawaii, as a profession, and how important data has been to justify future athletic trainer positions. Athletic training is a growing profession that helps support the growth of sports. As athletic trainers, we are all on the same team and provide a safe environment for athletes to compete. For the fellow athletic trainers out there, stick together and help to progress the athletic training profession in the future. This episode provides first-hand insights into the athletic training field with so many great topics covered. Listen in and enjoy the episode!