Local and regional students recently attended a free Team To Win workshop on sports medicine at Mira Costa High School. Dr. Keith Feder and Dr. Carol Frey offer the classes in first aid and CPR to students interested in a sports medicine career. In photo upper left: Arbhie Guce, trainer at CSULB and USA Men’s Volleyball shows the proper way to wrap a hip injury. In photo upper right: Tip Cooper, Costa’s head athletic trainer, Dr. Keith Feder and Davion White. In photo lower right: Ariel Guldstrand, an assistant athletic Trainer at UCLA displays the proper way to tape a wrist/thumb.
The Mentoring Program is the academic jewel of the WCSMF-Team to Win program. Since its inception in 1996, this intern mentoring program has graduated over 2,500 students. Each year, students with an interest in sports medicine participate in the FREE educational workshops for students who want to pursue careers in sports medicine and athletic training. The WCSMF offers both beginning and advanced workshops, in addition to ongoing internships for high school students dedicated to pursuing careers in sports medicine. The Team to Win mentoring program allows high school students to explore the field of sports medicine. The mentoring program is an educational outreach program designed to encourage interest in the field of medicine and facilitate opportunities to explore different medical disciplines. The Foundation’s goal is to provide guidance for the students in the field of sports medicine, and provide them resources to assist them in choosing a career path. We provide guest speakers in the field of sports medicine to discuss their profession with the students in the mentoring program.