Michael Heitkamp joined the Rapids as the club’s Assistant Athletic Trainer in July of 2012, promoted to Head Athletic Trainer in time for the 2015 season, with his role being to supervise the health and fitness of the first team, including treatment and rehabilitation. A BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, Heitkamp has over 10 years of experience in athletic training, coaching and fitness.
Heitkamp came to Colorado from Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt. where he served for three years as an athletic trainer, working with many teams, primarily men’s and women’s soccer, women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s skiing, and women’s lacrosse.
A graduate of Springfield (Mass.) College with a B.S. in Athletic Training, Heitkamp was a four year member of the Pride’s track and field program, where he was named captain in his senior year. A Vermont native, Michael lives in Denver with his wife Melissa where they are expecting their first child in July.