MARQUETTE – The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society have joined forces to produce a series of five different injury prevention presentations. The information is specific to the following sports: football, basketball, volleyball, inline skating and soccer.

Julie Rochester, a certified athletic trainer and professor at Northern Michigan University, is the local representative for the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society. She is available to present any or all of these injury prevention presentations to organizations, groups or schools. They cover the importance of training, conditioning, using the right equipment, and checking the field conditions specific to each sport. For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact Rochester at

According to the Michigan GovernorÂ’s Council and Michigan Department of Community Health, participation in sports fosters excitement, fun, fitness and improved health for children. But the organizations stress that because there are risks associated with these activities, efforts to promote safety and injury prevention are important.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director