Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
The overall mission of our program is to maximize the safety of our students as they participate in our co-curricular and interscholastic athletics activities.
The School employs a full time Certified Athletic Trainer who also serves as a School Medic during the day and manages all aspects of our students’ medical needs.
Athletic Trainers are 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 physicians, as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Policies
- All students are required to submit completed health and physical examination forms every year prior to participation in any athletic practices or games. Health and physical examination forms are due no later than the first day of school or of pre-season practices for fall sports every year.
- Physicals are valid for one full year from the date of administration and must be dated after June 1 of the same year in order to be valid for the entire upcoming school year.
- Students with a physical expiring in the middle of the school year will be required to obtain a new physical prior to the expiration date of the previous one in order to avoid any gaps in participation.
- Any significant injuries sustained while participating in a school’s athletic event must be reported to the athletic trainer.
- If a student needs to see a doctor for an injury or medical condition that prevents him from participating in his sport, PE or intramural class, the student should be cleared by the same doctor to return to his sport or to transfer his care to the athletic trainer by way of written documentation.
- An injured student will not be permitted to resume practice without the athletic trainer’s authorization.
- Students with specific medical conditions such as allergies, asthma, or any other condition that require the use of emergency devises such as Inhalers, Epi-Pens, or Diabetes kits are required to have these with them at all games and practices.
- All visiting teams will be provided with basic first aid and injury assistance. No taping will be administered to visiting teams unless a prior written request and permission has been received by the team’s athletic trainer via email to Zack Delgado.
Mr. Zack Delgado
Athletic Training Room Rules
- St. Anselm’s Abbey School’s athletic training room is a healthcare facility, please treat it as such.
- No students are permitted in the room without the supervision or permission of the Athletic Trainer.
- All students must sign in in order to receive treatment, ice included.
- Supplies and equipment are not to be used or taken without permission.
- No cleats in the room – no shoes on the tables.
- Students must shower to receive treatment after practices.
- Students’ property is not to be stored in the room.
- No eating allowed.
- Be respectful of others.
Athletic Training Room Hours
The athletic training room will be open from around 3:00 pm until the last practice or game ends.
Treatments and rehabilitation sessions for injured students will be scheduled between 3:00 and 4:00 pm or during a student’s free period when possible. There will be not treatments scheduled during home games and events.