About the author

Ralph Reiff

<p><strong>Ralph Reiff</strong> has spent four decades in the industry of athlete support.&nbsp; Building a plan for each athlete from a medical perspective, Ralph has pioneered collaboration across multiple disciplines of providers to build an athlete centric solution to performance.&nbsp; Ralph visualized and was founder of the multidisciplinary sports performance program for St Vincent | Ascension in Indianapolis, IN.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p>Innovative in his approach, Ralph has a U.S. Patent Pending on a sweat rate process which has been activated as the IOS App MySweatRate&reg; and was a co-author of the National Athletic Trainers Association&rsquo;s Position Statement on Hydration for the Athlete in 2000.</p> <p></p> <p>Ralph is familiar with the athlete, team and sports organization process as he was the Director of Sports Medicine and Assistant Professor at Butler University for eighteen years and in 1995-96 was the Manager of Athlete Care for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.</p> <p></p> <p>Recognized for his passion and expertise in the process of athlete support Ralph has been awarded the highest citizen honor in Indiana, the Sagamore of the Wabash; 2013 inductee into the National Athletic Trainers Association&rsquo;s Hall of Fame and the 2015 Harmon Brown Award in Sports Science by USA Track &amp; Field.</p>