ATHLETIC TRAINING

Athletic Training

Free Athletic Pre-Participation Screening exams will be offered at the NHC Health Dept. (Boy's- 5/4/2016 at 6:00pm, Girls- 5/12/16 at 6:00pm)

The athletic department will provide a certified Athletic Trainer, assistant athletic trainer and/or athletic training student aids to provide the best possible care for our athletes.  Athletes are offered a wide variety of services (prevention and treatment) to help meet the demands of athletic competition.

The following are guidelines to follow when using the athletic training room:

  • Do not enter without an athletic trainer, coach or athletic training student aid
  • Only athletes being treated are allowed in athletic training room
  • Do not attempt to treat yourself
  • Wear appropriate clothing to and from the athletic training room
  • Do not use or remove any supplies without permission

All athletes must have a completed Athletic Participation Form on file at school before they practice or participate in skill development sessions.  A pre-participation screening will be given (check athletic calendar for dates) at the end of each school year. The athletic screening is valid for one calendar year and must be current until the end of a specific sport season.  Students absent from athletic practice for five or more days due to illness or injury shall receive a medical release by a physician licensed to practice medicine before readmittance to practice or contests.

Informed Consent

By its nature, participation in interscholastic athletics includes risk of injury, which may range in severity.  Although serious injuries are not common in supervised school athletic programs, it is impossible to eliminate all risk.  Participants have the responsibility to help reduce the chance of injury.  Players must obey all safety rules and warnings, report physical problems to their coaches, follow a proper conditioning program, and inspect their own equipment daily.

Insurance: The New Hanover County School System furnishes an Interscholastic Athletic Insurance Policy that provides limited benefits for all high school students in the system who participate in high school sponsored and supervised interscholastic athletic activities. Only students eligible to participate according to NCHSAA standards are covered.

Click on the links below for more information:

NHCS Insurance Information

·        K and K Claim Form

·        NC Low Option Student Accident Plan of Benefits (provided for all athletes)

·        NC Policy Exclusions and Limitations

·        NHCS Pre-Participation Athletic Screening Form

 

Pre-Participation Athletic Screenings are available at Masonboro Urgent Care

NCHSAA Authorization to use a Prescribed Appliance

 

Suggested recommendations for all athletes about:

Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act

G-W Concussion Information and Release Form                 

Both the Parent/Guardian and athlete must sign the back page, initial each line, and return to school prior to practicing.

NFHS Course Online: Concussion in Sports - What You Need to Know

Sports-related concussion in high school sports can be serious or even life-threatening situations if not managed correctly. National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have teamed up to provide information and resources to help educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports.  This course is free but requires you to login into the NFHS site.

NFHS Position Statement on Hydration and Heat Illness

Hydration

MRSA and Skin Infections

Muscle Strains/Pulls

Nutrition

Overuse Injuries (NATA)

Performance Enhancing Substances

Staff Information

EAHS Emergency Action Plan