Northridge, CA – CSUN Athletics officially opened its new satellite athletic training facility on Thursday at an event featuring Athletic Director Dr. Brandon Martin, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Steven Grech, student-athletes, coaches, staff and campus partners.
The new facility, which is located adjacent to the Matador Track & Field Complex, is 727 square feet and will serve the Matadors’ outdoor sports. Martin cut the ribbon to open the facility.
“Expanding and improving the services that we provide to our 350-plus student-athletes is a priority for us at CSUN and we are very proud of this new facility,” said Martin. “Thanks to a donation from an incredibly supportive anonymous donor and the guidance of Steven Grech and his staff, our sport programs will receive better treatment in a more convenient and efficient facility.”
The facility features five treatment tables, ultrasound/neuromuscular stimulation combination units, cryotherapy compression units, a hydrocollator, pneumatic compression devices, a rehabilitation area, custom storage and graphics and more. Athletic trainers working out of the space will serve the men’s and women’s soccer teams, track & field programs, baseball and softball out of the updated space. It has been serving the men’s and women’s soccer teams since early October.
“In my experience with CSUN, I’ve torn my ACL three times. I’ve been in training rooms many years, and I’ve struggled with rushing my rehab to get to practice,” said CSUN Women’s Soccer senior Sylvia Trinh. “Now that we have a new satellite facility, it’s a lot easier for people that are injured to be closer to the team and also do rehab near the field if they want it.”
“In my four and a half years of coming in and out of the main athletic training center, and now with the satellite facility, Steve Grech and the athletic training staff have raised the culture of self reliant student-athletes taking advantage of one-on-one time,” said CSUN Women’s Soccer senior Jovani McCaskill. “Adding the satellite facility allows those student-athletes that want a quick rollout and stretch to do that without having to wait for a table. It’s a wonderful investment for future student-athletes, and I’m really happy that I get to use it in my final year with CSUN.”
“The athletic department continues to make strides to take care of the needs of the Division I athlete,” said CSUN head coach Terry Davila.
The anonymous donor whose gift helped make the Satellite Athletic Training Facility a reality has been a faithful supporter of CSUN Athletics. The donor’s desire to make a positive impact on CSUN student-athletes while helping them overcome physical injury and enhancing their well-being has made a meaningful difference in the lives of present and future Matadors.