We would like to wish Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Alex Hendricks a Happy National Athletic Training Month! Alex provides Sports Medicine coverage to Hackleburg High, Phil Campbell High and Phillips High Schools.
Why did you choose Athletic Training as a career?
I grew up playing sports and ran track competitively in high school and college. I couldn’t see myself not being around athletes and helping them.
What has been the highlight of your career?
My biggest highlight has been providing Athletic Training coverage at the Senior Olympics. Seeing so many generations continue to do what they love is so inspiring and I enjoyed seeing the determination to not give up.
What would you tell future students that might want to become an Athletic Trainer?
Remember to take time for yourself. Don’t get so caught up that you forget to have fun!