The Story for My Project

The story I want to tell is of an average Joe, my step-father Scott Touchet, who happens to live a life surrounded by superstar athletes. I want to tell his story on how he became an athletic trainer, what it takes to be an athletic trainer, and what are his hardest struggles with being an athletic trainer. I want to take a behind the scenes look at his daily life at work and also how he copes with being away from his family for the majority of the year. The story is to show a great man, my step-father, and how he balances his life with superstars and his family.

Storyboarding

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Here is a rough draft of my storyboard, not exactly what I want yet but it’s still a work in progress. I think this is a good basis for the general idea for want I to present. A quick view of the facility and the Oakland Raiders, and then I want to introduce my stepfather and what he does on a daily basis. I’m excited to get footage and get audio to fully wrap this presentation up.

Interview with Scott Touchet

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So who is Scott Touchet? Scott Touchet is an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Oakland Raiders. Scott Touchet has been with the Oakland Raiders for over 20 years, and is currently embarking on his 21st season. Scott Touchet has had many years of experience in sports medicine ranging from his college days at Lamar University and the University of Arizona. From there Touchet interned with the Washington Redskins for a summer in 1991, then in 1992 he was a season long intern with the Dallas Cowboys, and in 1995 he was hired on with the Oakland Raiders. When Touchet isn’t working with the professional athletes for long hours, you can find him spending time with his beautiful family.

[Here is a brief overview of some of the questions I will cover during the interview]:

1) Basic Introduction(Name, How he is doing?, How is his day going?)

2)So tell me Scott, what is athletic training in a nutshell to you because when I often talk to people about you, they see you as a personal trainer of sorts?

3)So what got you into athletic training and into sports medicine? As a kid did you know this is what you wanted to do or was it something that happened later in life?

4) So being in this industry for close to 3 decades, what would say has changed the most in sports medicine?

5) So what is the best part about working for a professional sports team, let alone a football team?

6) If you weren’t working in sports medicine, what would you be doing or what is your second passion in life?

7) Is football the sport, that you ultimately wanted to work in? Or was it some other sport?

8) When was your “wow” moment, like you finally felt that you have arrived in the Big Leagues?

9) Are you currently in the position you want to be in? Have you reached your ceiling or is their more to accomplish in your career?

10) So of all the places you have travelled in your career, what is your favorite place to visit to this day?

11) Being that I’m your son I have funny stories I could share about you, but do you have any embarrassing (PG) stories that you can to share while you were on the road or at training camp from over the years?

12) What is the hardest part about your job?

13) Who is the most influential person in your life that has inspired you to become an athletic trainer?

14) If you could do anything different in your journey into sports medicine would you change anything or keep it the same?

15) What does the future hold for Scott Touchet?

Music for my Project

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So the music that inspires me to do this project comes from old football video games that I used to play and also current songs that they play during the football games for the Oakland Raiders. Definitely need to the Autumn Wind (Kind of the Theme for the Raiders) in my project. My stepfather likes classic rock so that will is also possibility because it fits his personality and style. I have also posted a couple links that inspire me musically to do this project.

NFL Gameday 2000 Amazing Voice Over

The Autumn Wind

Ice Cube- Raider Nation

 

Voice Over for My Project

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Script for my Core Concept:

We all know what happens on Sunday in the NFL. Twenty-two men every play put their lives on the line to achieve one goal. The athletes receive all the glory on the gridiron. But who are the men on the sideline? This is a story about those men, the athletic trainers. We will go behind the scenes and looks at the lives of the men dedicate themselves to those athletes. They are the unsung heroes of the NFL.

Athletic Training in the NBA

I found a great video on Wally Blase, the head athletic trainer for the Atlanta Hawks. I found this video great because Wally Blase has been in the industry for some time, ranging from professional football to professional basketball. It was good to get a different view other than football and basketball is my favorite sport so I appreciated Wally Blase talking about his days working with Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman.

Head Athletic Trainer for the Atlanta Hawks Walley Blase

My weekend at Training Camp

Here is a view of my step-father in action at training camp.

Here are a few more pics of the equipment and field at training camp this year.

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It was an awesome weekend hanging out with my brother and my step-father at Training Camp in Napa. Being that I worked for the team for two years, it was good to see some players and staff that I haven’t seen in a while. I already knew how much my step-father did and how hard he works, but this weekend recapped my memory on how much he really does.

 

 

Lifting During Rehabilitation for Shoulder

During my research I came upon different injuries that occur during sports and I found a couple articles on shoulder injuries and how to rehabilitate them and come back from a shoulder injuries by doing light weight lifting. I found this interesting because normally you would want the injured area to fully heal, but in order for it regain strength you need to work out those muscles. Guide to Strength Training for Your Shoulder

Sports Medicine lost a good doctor and great person…

Dr. Albo PicOn February 21, 2011 the Sports Medicine community lost an amazing man in Dr. Robert Albo. Dr. Albo was the longtime Team Physician and Director of Medicine for the Golden State Warriors, and passed away at the age of 78. Dr. Albo was a good family friend and was a very genuine, nice man. Whenever I would see him he would ask how school was going and especially ask how basketball was going. Being associated with the Oakland Raiders, my step-father was in close contact with him. I always remember him coming to visit us when he would get us tickets to multiple Golden State Warriors games. I actually went to the game the day of his passing and I found out that he passed when the Golden State Warriors had a moment of silence for him. It was sad to hear that he passed, but he is in a better place now. I also put a couple of links on Dr. Albo and what he meant to the Sports Medicine community. Dr. Albo’s Official Warrior’s Tribute & Dr. Albo’s Influence on Sports Medicine