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How long have you worked in this setting?
Eleven years total. I worked two years with the New York
Yankees, one year with the Atlanta Braves and eight years
with the Kansas City Royals.
Describe your typical day:
My typical day for an evening game (7:00pm game time)
begins around 12:00pm – 1:00pm with preparing the
athletic training facility for the day, planning players’ rehab
and injury prevention programs, and catching up on other
duties such as organizing and preparing for our upcoming
road trip, etc.
Players generally start reporting to the stadium around
1:00pm – 2:00pm. Treatments and rehab programs are
conducted, in addition to assisting with our strength and
conditioning coach for player workouts. Batting practice
starts at 4:00pm. During this time I will conduct any on-field
functional rehab progressions players may have; otherwise, I
am out on the field in case an injury occurs during pre-game.
After batting practice I will continue with player treatments/
After the game I’ll continue with post-game injury prevention
routines and finish up any last minute treatments before
players leave the stadium. Once my work in the athletic
training facility is complete, I will enter all my daily notes
into the MLB electronic medical records system and send
out an end-of-day report to the Kansas City Royals front
office, team physicians and other various staff. I generally am
finished for the night around midnight.
What do you like about your position?
This is a fast-paced and demanding work environment that
challenges you to have a strong work ethic and stay current
on the latest research and medical information out there to
An In-Depth Look with an AT for Omaha’s Championship
Triple-A Baseball Team
David Iannicca, MSEd, ATC, CSCS, PES, CES, is a Certified Athletic Trainer for the Kansas City Royals Triple-A affiliate in
Omaha, Nebraska. The Omaha Storm Chasers have won back-to-back Triple-A National Championships in 2013 and 2014.
David Iannicca, MSEd, ATC, CSCS, PES, CES
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