A current physical for the 2018-19 school year must be on file before participating on an athletic team. A current physical form can be found here. Physicals must be dated on or after April 15th to be valid for this school year.
2018-19 Physical Deadlines
- Fall - August 6th
- Winter - October 29th
- Spring - March 4th
When an Injury Occurs
The athletic trainer should be notified of all injuries on the day they occur or the following day at the latest. The athletic trainer is available every day after school until the last home event is finished for the evening.
If an injury occurs follow the R.I.C.E. principle:
- Rest – Rest the injured area as much as possible.
- Ice – Ice the injured area 20 minutes every 1-2 hours.
- Compression – Use a compression wrap on the injured site.
- Elevate – keep the injured area above the heart.
**Do NOT heat a new injury for at least 72 hours**
If your child sees a physician they MUST give a doctor’s note to the athletic trainer before participating. NO EXCEPTIONS.
What is an Athletic Trainer?
According to the National Athletic Trainers Association, athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree.