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2012-2013 Ashland Sports Medicine Staff Handbook
July 17, 2012By AJ Stadelmeyer of Paul G Blazer High School
ASHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE
STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINERS
“ASHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE: A 36 YEAR TRADITION OF CARING AND EXCELLENCE!!!”
WRITTEN BY MR. AJ STADELMEYER MA,ATC
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
PAUL G. BLAZER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
(Revised Yearly Since 1989)
I think that the students that are returning to our program this year are outstanding athletic trainers, and the new students joining our program have been selected because I believe that they will become great student athletic trainers. I welcome the new students to our program and welcome back the veteran athletic trainers.
This will be a great for our program. We were the first school in Kentucky to hire a full time certified Athletic Trainer, we were the first school in Kentucky to offer a course in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, and we are still the only school in Kentucky to offer more than one course in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. We are planning many specials events and activities this year including inducting the inaugural Ashland Sports Medicine Hall of Fame class and bringing back our annual Sports Medicine Olympics.
This is your Student Athletic Trainers' Handbook. It contains lots of important information about our program, about the athletic training room, and about being a student athletic trainer. You and your parents/guardians need to read this handbook and become familiar with it. It will help you to understand the rules, policies, procedures, and philosophies of our program. Keep this handbook handy and refer to it often.
As usual this handbook has been completely re-written and edited from the first to last page. There are some changes and revisions of policies, so all Student Athletic Trainers and Sports Medicine students need to read this handbook immediately. I will expect every student and trainer parent/guardian to be familiar with this handbook’s contents.
I wish you luck and success this year personally, academically, and as a Student Athletic Trainer.
If we work together, try to have some fun, cooperate with each other, be more dependable and committed, work harder in the classroom and athletic training room, try to improve both your skills and your knowledge, and stay better focused on why we have this special, unique and valuable program (to provide quality medical care, and to learn about sports medical care and to grow as students and people), then the 2012/2013 year could turn out to be the best year this program has ever had. Good luck and God bless you.
PAUL G. BLAZER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MEDICINE PROGRAM
PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of the Sports Medicine Program is to provide sports medical care for all athletes that participate in athletics for the Ashland Independent School District. We also will provide a quality Sports Medicine and Athletic Training education for interested students at Paul G. Blazer Senior High School. Our program will employ at least one certified and licensed Athletic Trainer, will have team physicians available for the athletes medical care, will have a staff of Student Athletic Trainers that will help to provide athletic medical care, and will equip, maintain, and operate an Athletic Training Room on the high school campus. Our purpose is to serve the medical needs of the Ashland athletic teams and to prepare students for college study in Athletic Training and/or other health and medical fields.
MAIN GOALS OF THE PROGRAM:
1. We will provide quality medical care for all of our athletes and cheerleaders. This will
include the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of their illnesses and
2.. We will provide quality Sports Medical education for our Student Athletic Trainers.
This will be accomplished in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine classes offered at
Blazer, through training room in-service sessions, and by offering the opportunity for
3. We will equip, maintain, and operate a modern, organized, and efficient Athletic
Training Room. This room will be used for the medical care of all athletes and will
also serve as a laboratory for the Sports Medicine classes.
4. We will keep current and accurate medical records, injury records, physical
examination records, and insurance records on all of our athletes, cheerleaders,
managers, and student athletic trainers. We will take emergency medical records and
parents consent for treatment forms on all away athletic trips and to all athletic camps.
5. We will provide information and assistance to the coaching staff regarding injury
prevention, conditioning, flexibility, health issues, protective braces, substance abuse
prevention, and nutrition.
6. We will work under the direct and indirect supervision of our team physicians. Also,
we will get help from local physical therapists and other medical professionals when
7. We will sponsor a Sports Medicine Club. It will be open to all student athletic trainers.
Its purposes are to provide educational activities, fund-raising opportunities, fellowship
activities, and leadership opportunities for student trainers. The club will also provide
awards and a banquet for the student athletic trainers, the club will sponsor an
annual college scholarship, and the club will host the annual Sports Medicine
8. We will provide medical coverage for all football and basketball practices. We will
provide coverage for all varsity football, JV football, freshman football, home
volleyball, home boys and girls soccer, all boys and girls basketball, home softball,
all varsity baseball games, and home wrestling matches and track meets. All medical
coverage of teams will be in compliance with Board of Education, KHSAA, and Title
IX Guidelines and Policies. All other teams practices and games will be covered when
possible. The training room will be open and available for all athletes and
cheerleaders from our school system.
9. We will help the school system in providing safe practice and competition facilities
for all athletic participants.
10. We will cooperate with and assist all visiting athletic teams. This will include
providing water, ice bags, cups, and clean locker rooms, and also doing any taping,
wrapping and injury evaluations, or treatments that they request.
11. Medical care at home and away games, practices, and camps will be provided by the
team physicians, volunteer physical therapists, the Head Athletic Trainer, other
program volunteers and the Student Athletic Training staff.
12. We will help athletes’ parents file school insurance claims when necessary. All
athletic medical bills are still the responsibility of the athletes’ parents/ guardians.
13. We will treat all athletes fairly and equally with the goal of returning them to their
chosen sports totally healed, cured, and/ or rehabilitated.
14. We will not discriminate against any student-athlete based on their gender, race,
religion, age, ethnic background, educational background, handicap, grade, sexual
orientation, sport that they play, or on their HIV status.
15. Every effort will be made to prevent illnesses and injuries from occurring. When they
do occur, the best medical care possible will be provided for the athlete.
16. We will follow all policies, procedures, rules, regulations and philosophies of the
Ashland Independent Schools, Ashland Board of Education, Paul G. Blazer Senior
High School, the State Department of Education, the Kentucky High School
Athletic Association, the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Kentucky
Athletic Trainers Society, and the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
SPORTS MEDICINE PROGRAM GOALS FOR 2012/2013
ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM GOALS:
1. Complete at least 80% of all daily Athletic Training Room cleaning, disinfecting and
duty items. We completed less than 20% last year.
2. Have a staff of between 15 and 20 active Student Athletic Trainers.
3. Do a better job with paper work, filing, travel files, and computer work.
4. Do a better job of covering Cross Country, Freshman Volleyball, Freshman Basketball,
Freshman Girls Basketball, Swimming, JV Baseball, Softball, and Tennis.
5. Continue to improve the skill and knowledge levels of the Student Athletic Training
staff. We need to have regular in-service sessions during Sports Medicine club
6. Get all Student Athletic Trainers certified in CPR and first aid.
9 . Host and win the 12th Annual Ashland Sports Medicine Olympics.
10. Create a new Ashland Sports Medicine Hall of Fame and induct the first Hall of Fame
11. Raise at least $1500 during fund raisers.
12. Develop competency lists and skill levels for first through fourth year student athletic
13. Improve the overall attitude, grades and discipline of the student athletic trainer staff.
14. Have student athletic trainers learn to take pride in our program, and in what they do
as a student athletic trainer.
15. Have student athletic trainers that actually care about the well being of our student
athletes, and that care about the success of our athletic teams.
1. Continue to improve the rehabilitation of our athletes’ injuries.
2. Have all Student Athletic Trainers able to tape ankles, including freshman, and new
students by January 2012.
4. Set up and practice emergency and catastrophic plans and practice them at least once a
month. Practice situations such as broken bones, head and neck injuries, cardiac and
respiratory emergencies, unconscious athletes, heat illness, hyperventilation and
asthma attacks, serious wounds, seizures, and dislocations.
5. Organize our kits better and keep them properly stocked. Use practice, game, and
travel checklists more regularly. If you are assigned to a sport for a season, you are
responsible for keeping that sports kits stocked and clean.
6. Improve the competency level of our Student Athletic Trainers. We especially need to
improve taping, wrapping, CPR, injury assessment, rehab procedures and how to use
the modality machines.
7. Break, damage, and lose less equipment and supplies. A lot of things are broken and
lost ( coolers, playmates, water bottles, bottle carriers, elastic wraps, crutches, TENS
machines ) due to horseplay, disorganization and/or carelessness.
8. Enter physicals, treatments and injury reports into the computer in a timelier manner.
9. Keep better track of treatments and injuries that occur during games, and on road trips.
ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM HOURS
SUMMER HOURS: We are open for all sports during their summer practices. We also cover any sports camps that we host on our campus.
SCHOOL YEAR: Morning Treatments by appointment only for all athletes
3:25 PM until all practices, games, events, and conditioning are over.
SATURDAY: Treatments by appointment only during the football season.
SUNDAY: We are usually closed on Sunday. Sometimes we might have trips, make up games, set up for tournaments, or have optional practices on Sundays. Working these Sunday activities is not required and is totally voluntary. We usually only are open a few Sundays per year.
WEDNESDAYS: We try to have all sports practices completed on Wednesday by 6:30 PM. Sometimes unavoidable games have to be schedule on Wednesdays.
KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR HOURS, EVENTS, AND CLEANING/DUTY ITEMS
1. All student athletic trainers must sign in and out of the training room every time they work. This allows me to verify the hours and events that you work, and it allows me to document when you are and when you are not in the training room.
2. You will need to work a certain number of hours and events, and perform cleaning/duty items in order to earn a letter in student athletic training. Refer to the Lettering Policy for more information about this.
3. You will be required to work a certain number of hours and events, and perform cleaning/duty items for Sports Medicine class. Refer to your course syllabus on the first day of school for more information on this requirement.
4. You must be accurate when signing in and out. Use your weekly sign in sheet on the sign in clipboard found in the training room.
5. Do the sign-in sheets on the days you work. Do not wait until the end of the week or the next week to sign in your hours, events and duties. This is dishonest and inefficient.
6. You are signing in your own hours, events, and cleaning/duty items. Do not allow other people to sign in/out for you and do not sign in/out for other people. Be careful not to make mistakes; signing in/out is very important.
7. Do not write on other peoples sign in /out sheets. Also, do not draw on these sheets or put messages, comments etc. on these sheets. The sign in/out sheets are legal documents.
8. Do not get caught cheating on your hours, events, and cleaning/duty items. Doing so could get you suspended from our program and could cost you points and grades in Sports Medicine class.
PRACTICE AND GAME ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION
Scheduling of Student Athletic Trainers for daily practices and games/events is done by the Head Athletic Trainer. All schedules will be posted at least weekly. Schedules will usually be posted on the training room bulletin boards on Friday or Monday. All weekly schedules will also be sent electronically via student and parent e-mail. I also hope to be able to post the weekly training schedule on the Sports Medicine web page on the Blazer High School web site.
It is your responsibility to cover ALL practices and games that you are assigned to. When the schedules are posted, you need to look for conflicts with your schedule and let the Head Athletic Trainer know immediately. See the Policy Statement on Assigning Practices and Games found in this Handbook for more information.
STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINER FEES
1. There is no fee for being a Student Athletic Trainer a Paul G. Blazer Senior High
2. The dues for the Sports Medicine Club are $10.00 per year. We will waive the dues for any student that is on free or reduced lunch. No student will be denied membership in the Sports Medicine Club because of the inability to pay dues. The dues money is used for several purposes:
A. $9.00 will go into the clubs general funds account.
B. $1.00 will be put into our scholarship fund. We award several
scholarships to one or more graduating senior trainers each year. (See
the Scholarship Criteria and requirements for more information about this.)
C. Money in the Sports Medicine Club account may also be used for social events, for
educational materials, for our annual awards banquet, for the annual Ashland Sports
Medicine Olympics, for clothing expenses for Student Trainers, and for major
equipment purchases for the program, the Sports Medicine Class and for the Club.
D. All expenditures of the Club’s money must be approved by a majority vote of the
student members of the Sports Medicine Club, and must also be approved by the
Head Athletic Trainer/ Club Sponsor and School Principal.
E. Checks for club dues should be made out to Paul G. Blazer Senior High School and
should be paid as soon as possible.
OTHER COSTS/REQUIREMENTS FOR BEING A STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINER
All Student Athletic Trainers must understand that they are students first. You are expected to study for your classes, do your homework assignments, and participate in all of your classes. You represent the Sports Medicine Program when you are in your classes. We expect each of you to give 110% on every assignment, on all tests, and in each of your classes. Student athletic training will never be accepted by us or by any of your teachers as an excuse for poor academic performance.
To be a Student Athletic Trainer and also to be in the Sports Medicine Club you must maintain a 2.0 GPA. This is a C average. If you go below a 2.0, you will be placed on academic probation, and you may not be allowed to work as an athletic trainer until your grades improve. This is a Board of Education and a KHSAA rule. Also, in any given week you can have no more than 3 F’s in any classes. If you exceed this number you will be academically ineligible until your grades improve. This is also a KHSAA rule.
If your grades still do not improve, you will be suspended from the Sports Medicine Program indefinitely. The Head Athletic Trainer will check your grades and classroom discipline at least 8 times during the school year. You will be asked to show all progress reports and report cards to the Head Athletic Trainer.
You will be allowed to do homework in the Athletic Training Room when there is nothing else that needs to be done. You will also have lots of weekdays and weekends off. You can even study and do home work on buses on trips. It's all a matter of being organized and using good time management. Use your school-provided calendars and daily planners, write everything down that is assigned to you, write down all of your training, school and personal schedules, set daily, weekly, and monthly goals, and make lists of things that you need to get done. Set priorities and do not procrastinate. If you work hard and give your best effort in school, you should have no problems with grades and schoolwork.
You will not be a discipline problem and be a Student Athletic Trainer!!! If you misbehave in my classes, you will be punished, given morning detention, or sent to the office. If you get sent to the office from other classes, get detentions, or get put in AER, I will know that you are in trouble. If you get put in AER for any reason, you may not be allowed to participate in any Sports Medicine Program activities or sports events during the days that you are in AER. The decision about whether you will be allowed to train or not while in AER will be made by the Head Athletic Trainer, assistant principals, and possibly the principal. Do not misbehave, be disrespectful to teachers, lie, cheat, be tardy to school, get caught doing PDA, get caught with cell phones and electronic devices, or get into fights. Obey all school rules and policies. When you get into trouble at school, it reflects poorly on the Sports Medicine Program’s reputation, your reputation, and your family’s reputation.
STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINER LETTERING POLICY 2012/2013
(Revised July 2011) In order for a student to earn an athletic letter award in athletic training the student must complete the following requirements:
A. The Student must work a minimum of 500 hours during the school year (June 1, 2011
to the last day of school 2012))
B. The Student must be an active athletic trainer during at least three sport seasons (Summer, Fall,
C. The Student must be academically eligible (2.0 GPA) at the time that the letters are
awarded. In certain cases an academic contract may be signed in order to receive a provisional letter.
D. The Student must have paid the yearly $10.00 sports medicine club dues.
E. The Student must cover a minimum of 50 games/events during the school year. (June - May)
F. The Student must be active in the program, attending assigned practices and games,
and attending Sports Medicine Club meetings and Student Athletic Trainer Meetings and
G. The Student must complete 500 daily cleaning/duty items during the school year (June – May)
H. The Student must render at least 50 treatments (June – May) while working as a student athletic
I. The Student must follow all rules, policies, and regulations stated in the Student
Athletic Trainers Handbook.
J. All elementary, and seventh and eighth graders must meet the same requirements to earn a
letter as the high school students.
K. You will start earning your letter from the first day that you start training. Your letter
will be awarded at the annual Sports Medicine Banquet.. If you start working during
the school year, you will only have until the end of the school year to earn a letter. It
will be difficult to earn a letter if you take a lot of time off, if you don't train regularly,
or if you don't start training until after January.
L. Everyone must meet the same requirements for earning a letter; however in certain individual cases, if
a student has met all but one or two of the lettering requirements and the reason that they did
not meet every requirement is because of involvement in another school academic
activity, or a school – sponsored athletic activity, the Sports Medicine Club or Head Athletic Trainer
may award letters to these individuals.
M. No student will be allowed to earn hours while doing stats, score books, or while filming a sport. Doing stats and filming a game are not considered athletic training
duties. You may earn limited hours and events for athletic training while playing a sport, provided that
you actually do some athletic training work while playing the sport, and provided you are the only
athletic trainer present at the time you are reporting the hours and events. The head athletic trainer will
determine how many hours and events you get for covering a sport while playing the sport. There will
be no exceptions to this part of the policy.
N. You may notearn hours for working as a manager and athletic trainer with a team.
O. On overnight trips, you may get hours from the time you get up in the morning until
the time you go to bed. You may not get hours for sleeping.
P. You may get hours, events, and treatments for Student Athletic Training activities at other non- Ashland
events, such as Bluegrass State Games, Summer Athletic Trainer Camps, Summer Sports Camps, and
AAU events. You must have advance permission from the Head Athletic Trainer in order to get credit
for participation in these and other non-Ashland student training activities.
Q. The Head Athletic Trainer will make all decisions as to what constitutes
acceptable and unacceptable hours and events, and on who does and does not earn
letters. In certain individual cases, a letter may be awarded to a student who does
not meet one or more of the above requirements.
R. If a student does not have a letter awarded to them and they would like to appeal
this decision, they must write a letter to the Head Athletic Trainer explaining why they
believe that they should have been awarded a letter. The Head Trainer, and probably the Athletic
Director and Principal will then decide if a letter should be awarded or not.
ATHLETIC TRAINER OF THE MONTH, SEASON, AND YEAR INFORMATION
1. ATHLETIC TRAINER OF THE MONTH: Each month the members of the Sports Medicine Club will vote on the athletic trainer of the month award. The Head Trainer will submit the names of students that they believe are eligible for this award. The Athletic Trainer of the Month must be a club member that is active in the Athletic Training Program. When necessary the Athletic Trainer of the Month may be chosen by the Head Trainer without a vote. A certificate will be awarded. We did not do this award during the 2009 - 12 school years. I would like to re-instate it this year starting in July.
2. ATHLETIC TRAINER OF THE SEASON: At the end of each season (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring) the Sports Medicine Club members will vote on a Student Athletic Trainer of the Season from the list of Athletic Trainers of the Month for that Season. The winner will be given a plaque or certificate at the annual Sports Medicine Awards Banquet. We need to begin awarding this award again this year.
3. THE GARNER ROBINSON EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (GREAT) AWARD:
This award is given to our student athletic trainer of the year. It is named after the founder of the Ashland Sports Medicine Program at Blazer, Dr. Garner Robinson who retired in 2001. The winner will be selected by the sports medicine club members from a list of candidates provided by the Head Athletic Trainer. In order to be a candidate for the GREAT award, you must:
The Head Athletic Trainer will choose the candidates for this award based on the above criteria, and the head athletic trainer makes the final decision on who wins this award. This award will be announced at the annual Sports Medicine Awards Banquet.
1. The student will always be polite and respectful.
2. No profanity, swearing, vulgarity, offensive or sexually suggestive language, jokes, or stories is allowed.
3. No unsupervised treatments or rehabilitation are allowed!!!
4. No chewing tobacco, cigarettes, dip, or snuff are allowed in the Athletic Training Room, on
school property, or at school functions.
5. No one is allowed in the Athletic Training Room unless the Head Athletic Trainer or a Student Athletic
Trainer is present, or unless a coach or faculty member is present.
6. You must sign in all treatments and rehabilitation sessions.
7.You must wear shorts and a shirt in the Athletic Training Room. The Athletic Training Room is a co-
8. All illnesses and injuries must be reported to the Head Athletic Trainer, or to a coach.
9. No horseplay, fooling around, or hanging around is allowed. Winning teams are not
built in training rooms.
10. Do not bring glass bottles or containers into the Athletic Training Room or locker rooms.
11. Try to keep food out of the Athletic Training Room. You may not eat in the Athletic Training Room
with out the Head Athletic Trainer’s permission. You may eat in the hallway.
12. Do not remove anything from the Athletic Training Room without permission. This includes
tape, pre-wrap, elastic wraps, tape cutters, coolers, crutches, towels, hair clippers,
water bottles, kits, and cups.
13. Please return any elastic wraps, crutches, braces and other medical equipment that
has been loaned to you when you are injured.
14. Contact the Head Athletic Trainer or your coach before going to the doctor or
emergency room for an athletic related illness or injury, unless it is an emergency.
Also, try to schedule all dentist and doctors appointments when they will not conflict
with games and practices.
15. Athletes are not allowed in the Athletic Training Room office without the Head Athletic Trainers
permission. Student Athletic Trainers are not allowed to let an athlete into the office.
16. No personal phone calls with out permission. You may be asked to pay for using
the phone. Student athletic trainers may use the phones for free.
17. No one is allowed to use the computers, or radio/tape/CD player, without permission.
18. No one is allowed to use the electric machines, ultrasound, intermittent compression,
or whirlpools without permission. This includes Student Athletic Trainers.
19. Female Student Athletic Trainers are not to be alone in the Athletic Training Room with a male athlete,
and male athletic trainers are not allowed to be alone in the Athletic Training Room with a female
athlete ever. A coach or other adult must supervise you. Avoid being alone in the
Athletic Training Room.
20. No verbal, physical, sexual, or other harassment by anyone will ever be tolerated.
21. No athletes are allowed in the laundry room without permission, and no athlete is
allowed in the hallway storage closet.
22. On school days, please leave all books, book-bags, and clothing items in the hallway outside the
athletic training room. Student Athletic Trainers must keep all personal belongings in their locker in
the laundry room or in the hallway closet. Nothing is secure in the athletic training room.
Consequences: Violation of these rules may be reported to your head coach, and could result in a discipline referral, refusal of treatment/tape, or removal from the Athletic Training Room.
STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINER JOB DESCRIPTION 2012/2013
1. While being a Student Athletic Trainer is not a paying job, you are expected to treat
being a Student Athletic Trainer as a job. Being an athletic trainer is a very serious
responsibility. What our athletic trainers do is important. The quality of medical care
provided for our athletes and the success or failure of our teams does depend partially
on whether you do your job and fulfill your responsibilities as a Student Athletic
2. The Student Athletic Trainer will be on time for all practices and games that they are
assigned to. The Student Athletic Trainer is required to work in the athletic training
room every day after school unless they have been given the day off or have made
prior arrangements with the Head Athletic Trainer.
3. The Student Athletic Trainer must sign in and out every day and record all events they
attend, duties they complete, and treatments they render.
4. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to act mature, organized, and professional.
5. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to be dependable, honest, trustworthy,
respectful, reliable, well behaved, mature, committed, and loyal.
6. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to dress like an athletic trainer. (see the
program policies for our program dress code) The school dress code will also be
7. The Student Athletic Trainer will follow all athletic training room rules and will also
follow and understand all sports medicine and athletic training room policies, rules,
and philosophies found in this handbook.
8. The Student Athletic Trainer will work to keep the Athletic Training Room clean and
organized every day. The Athletic Training Room is a medical care facility and must
be kept very clean to prevent the spread of infection. It must also be kept organized so
that we can find things in an emergency and so that the program runs smoothly and
9. The Student Athletic Trainer will assist in getting all athletes ready for their practices
and games. This includes wrapping, taping, treatments, and rehabilitation. You will
do these things under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer, and as you have
been taught in Sports Medicine Class and at in-services.
10. The Student Athletic Trainer will prepare all of the equipment and supplies for
practices and games. This includes filling ice bags, stocking kits, filling water coolers,
packing equipment, setting up hoses. and other duties.
11. The Student Athletic Trainer will stay after all practices and games that they cover
and may not leave until all injured athletes have been treated, all equipment is clean
and put away, until the Athletic Training Room is clean, and until a staff athletic
trainer, or coach dismisses them.
12. The Student Athletic Trainer will cover all practices, games, and trips assigned by the
Head Athletic Trainer.
13. The Student Athletic Trainer will work to the best of her/his ability at all times.
14. The Student Athletic Trainer will help with paper work, record keeping, computer
work, and administrative duties.
15. The Student Athletic Trainer will try to observe and learn at all times. They ask
questions, apply what they learn in class and in the Athletic Training Room, and will
always try to be the most skilled and knowledgeable student athletic trainer possible.
16. The Student Athletic Trainer will do any other tasks assigned by the Head Athletic
Trainer, the Team Physicians, the Adult Medical staff, or by the Coaching Staff.
17. The Student Athletic Trainer will strive to provide the best medical care possible.
18. The Student Athletic Trainer represents our program, our school, their family, and our
community. Act, dress, and behave accordingly.
19. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to be prompt, dependable, and reliable.
20. The Student Athletic Trainer works under the direct supervision of the Head Athletic
Trainer and under the indirect supervision of the Team Physicians, consulting
physical therapists, college student interns, program adult volunteers, the athletic
director, the coaching staff, and the Athletic Training Parents.
21. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to use only the taping, wrapping and
treatment techniques and methods that are approved and taught by the Head Athletic
22. The Student Athletic Trainer may not issue any medications without asking
permission from the Head Athletic Trainer first. See the Medication Policy for more
23. The Student Athletic Trainer may not transport any injured student athletes in their
own car/truck. Also, you must ask permission before transporting any student athletic
24. The Student Athletic Trainer should not issue any equipment or wraps without
permission. Always write down any equipment (wraps, crutches, tape cutters etc.)
that you are told to issue.
25. The Student Athletic Trainer may not implement or begin any treatment or
rehabilitation procedure or process without the permission of the Head Athletic
Trainer, the team physicians, the college interns, the team physical therapist or a
coach. The only exceptions to this rule are for emergency situations and for routine
treatments and first aid.
26. The Student Athletic Trainer may not use any electric modality (muscle
stimulation, TENS, ultrasound, or intermittent compression) without the
permission and direction of the Head Athletic Trainer, team physician, college
interns, or team physical therapist. If an adult trainer, therapist or physician is not
present in the training room, the Student Trainer may not use any modalities except
for ice and heat.
27. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to follow the procedures for reducing the
potential for the transmission of infectious diseases found in the infectious waste/
biohazard control plan. A copy of this plan is found in this Student Trainer
28. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to become certified in CPR and first aid.
29. The Student Athletic Trainer will sign in all treatments performed by them. This
includes treatments done in the athletic training room, at practices, and at home and
away games and events.
30. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to work as a student athletic trainer the
entire school athletic year July 10, 2012 – until at least June 30, 2013.
Ashland Sports Medicine Student Athletic Trainer Values
Loyalty: Bear true faith and allegiance to the Sports Medicine Club Constitution, to the Student Athletic Trainer Handbook, to Paul G. Blazer Sr. High School, and to your fellow athletic trainers.
Duty: Fulfill your obligations.
Respect: Treat other people as they should be treated.
Selfless Service: Put the welfare of the athletes, the athletic
training program and your family before your own.
Honor: Live up to all of the Student Athletic Trainer Values
and the Student Athletic Trainer Code.
Integrity: Do what is right morally, ethically, and legally every time.
Personal Courage: Face physical and moral fear, danger and adversity. Do not be a coward.
The Ashland Student Athletic Trainer Code
*I am an Ashland Student Athletic Trainer, a member of the finest athletic training program in Kentucky. I will uphold the programs traditions, policies, rules and club constitution.
*No matter what the situation I am in, I will never do anything for pleasure, profit, or personal safety or comfort, which will disgrace the Ashland Athletic Training/Sports Medicine program, Paul G. Blazer Senior High School, or myself.
*I will treat others with dignity and respect, and expect others to do the same.
*I will honor my family, my school, the athletic training/sports medicine program, and my fellow student athletic trainers.
*Lastly, I will exhibit my pride for my school and the athletic training/sports medicine program. I want to be able to look back and say that I am proud to have served my community, my school, and my fellow students.
SPORTS MEDICINE PROGRAM POLICIES 2012/2013
** You will be expected to follow all of the same athletic training room rules as the athletes**
POLICY #1: PROFESSIONALISM
A. Athletic Trainers are expected to act mature and professional while working as an athletic
trainer. It is hoped that Student Athletic Trainers will act more grown up, and have better
behavior and grades than the athletes and other Blazer students.
B. If you must handle an emergency by yourself, stay calm and use common sense. Use
the skills that you have been taught, and always be careful and conservative. If you have
any doubt about the seriousness of an illness or injury, call for advanced medical help
(i.e. ambulance or doctor), and do not allow the athlete to return to practice or to the
game without an adult’s permission.
C. Be prepared. Always have any medical supplies that are issued to you. If you are given
scissors, bring them every day. If you are issued an Athletic Training Room key, always have it
with you; don’t lose it. If you are issued a fanny pack, you are expected to have it every
day on the practice fields and at every football and soccer game. Keep your fanny pack
stocked (see the fanny pack check list for how to stock a fanny pack). Do not take
fanny packs home.
D. You are expected to report to the Athletic Training Room every day that you are assigned to be
there, unless you make other arrangements with the Head Athletic Trainer in advance. Always be
early for every practice or game that you are assigned to. If you are absent from school
you are not allowed to work as an athletic trainer and you are excused. If you must miss an
event or practice that you are assigned to, you must contact the Head Athletic
Trainer as soon as possible. If you do not do this, or if you just don’t show up, it will be
counted as an unexcused absence from student athletic training.
E. The Sports Medicine classes offered at Blazer are open to all student athletic trainers. We currently offer
six Courses in Sports Medicine; Sports First Aid, Evaluation of Athletic Injuries, Rehabilitation of
Athletic Injury, Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine, and Practicum in Athletic Training I and II.
F. When setting up for practices and games, and when packing for trips, always use one
of the packing checklists. Also, when stocking kits, cabinets, and shelves, it helps to
use a checklist.
POLICY #2 CONFIDENTIALITY
A. ALL medical information concerning our athletes is confidential. NEVERdiscuss an
athlete’s medical or personal problems with friends, classmates, teachers, team members,
boosters, parents, community members, or the media. With the Head Athletic Trainers permission, you
may discuss an athlete’s medical condition with their coach, the athlete’s parents, the athletic director,
and with school administrators.
B. Report all accidents, injuries and illnesses that occur to our athletes to the Head Athletic
Trainer as soon as possible. If an athlete tells you about an illness or injury, you
are expected to report it, even if the athlete or p[aren’t/guardian tells you not to report it, and even if the
illness or injury appears minor or not serious. All illness and injuries must be reported.
C. You are not allowed to look at or view the materials contained in the athlete’s paper or computer
medical records without permission from the Head Athletic Trainer, the Principal or a Physician.
Information contained in these records and files is to be considered confidential.
D. All athlete medical information contained in the Team Medical Travel Files is also considered
E. You are also forbidden to look at, alter or view materials contained in other student athletic trainer’s
paper and/or computer records and files. This information is confident6ial and is off limits to all
students without the Head Athletic Trainer’s or Principal’s permission.
F. The files contained in the athletic training room are off limits to Student Athletic Trainers without the
Head Athletic Trainer, Principal, or Athletic Director’s permission.
H. Violation of these confidentiality rules will result in immediate referral to the principal for disciplinary
POLICY #3 DRESS CODE
A. PRACTICES: For practices you may dress casually and comfortably. Remember that
you may get dirty, hot, cold, and/or wet. Wear old sneakers outside. You may want to
store rain gear and cold weather gear in our storage closet or your locker. Also, you will probably
want sunglasses, a hat or visor, and sunscreen for summer/fall sports practices.
B. VARSITY FOOTBALL: For Varsity Football Games you will wear clothing that is
issued to you for that game. You may NOT wear jeans for varsity football games. Wear
black shorts when it is warm, and black pants or maroon warm up pants when it is cold. Wear the
Athletic Trainer polo shirts, t-shirts, or sweatshirts that are issued to you. You will be told what to wear
for each Varsity Football Game when the list of athletic trainers that are working the game is posted.
C. OTHER OUTDOOR EVENTS: For other outdoor events wear an Athletic Trainer’s T-shirt, polo
shirt, or sweatshirt and wear pants or shorts unless you are told to wear something else.
You can wear school colors, sweat shirts and pants or other Ashland clothing for
outdoor sport events. You may wear jeans to all outdoor events except varsity football games.
D. BASKETBALL GAMES: For boys and girls basketball games, you must dress
nicely. No tennis shoes, sweats, sweatshirts, jeans, or t- shirts for basketball games. You
can wear sweaters, pants, skirts, dress shirts and ties and other nice clothing for Boy’s
and Girl’s Basketball. I may allow trainers polo shirts and black pants for some basketball games.
E. OTHER INDOOR EVENTS: For other indoor sport events, you may dress the same
as you would for outdoor sports events.
F. OTHER CLOTHING: You may not wear pajamas, boxer shorts, T-tops, sleeveless undershirts, muscle
shirts, sagging shorts or pants, shorty shorts, thongs, halter tops, swim suits, scrubs or string tops while
working. These are school dress code violations. I would avoid flip flops too; we have had many toe/foot
F. You must look nice and appropriate at all times. All school dress code rules will be enforced. You must
be covered at all times (top and bottom) Clothing must fit appropriately. I would avoid wearing white
when possible. It does not look appropriate when it gets wet, and you will also get very dirty and possibly
bloody working as an athletic trainer. Last year we had many dress code violations ; not dressed in
athletic trainer clothing, wearing clothing that was too tight, and wearing clothing that allowed top and
bottom body parts to be exposed. This is unacceptable and will result in referrals to the administration.
POLICY #4 GAME/PRACTICE AND SPORT ASSIGNMENTS
B. Assigning Varsity Football Games: I will assign trainers to Varsity Football a little
differently from other sports. I will post the names of who will work that week’s game by Wednesday or
Thursday of each week. Freshmen and middle school students will be assigned game by game depended
upon need and depended upon the other criteria used to assign football games.
Besides your taping skill level and athletic training experience, I may use any, some, or all of the
following items to determine which freshman and other trainers get to work each weeks Varsity Football
Games: practice/training room attendance, your attitude and behavior, how many items you clean and
duties you do in the training room that week, your academic grades and Sports Medicine grades, how
well you tape and wrap, your discipline and attitude, and if you have covered other events that week, like
Soccer, Cross Country, JV Football, Freshman Football, and Volleyball. The more duties and cleaning
you do, the more skilled and experienced you are, the better your grades are, and the more teams and
events you cover, the more likely it is that you will be assigned to Varsity Football games.
POLICY #5 ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM GENERAL PROCEDURES
A. Keep our Athletic Training Room clean and organized at all times. It should be as clean as a
doctors office or hospital emergency room.
B. Always sign in and out of the Athletic Training Room every day that you work. Do not forget
to sign in for any events/games that you work. If you are signed in, you are not allowed
to leave without permission, and you may not hang out in other areas of the school
(i.e.. gym lobby, front of Bldg. 7, parking lot, gym, pool area, locker rooms, dugouts etc) If you violate
this rule you will be asked to leave and it will be reported to your parents and to the Principal.
C. Always check the Athletic Training Room bulletin boards every day for information.
D. You are expected to use the Laundry Room lockers, your PE lockers or the hallway closet, to store your
books and clothing while you are working. You may not use these lockers as a locker during the
school day. You may not get things out the lockers/closet before school, so you need to take school
books and supplies home at night. Do not bring books, book-bags, and clothing into the Athletic
Training Room. We do not have room and they could get stolen. Do not keep valuable items in the
Athletic Training Room or in your locker; we have had many thefts in the past. Its not secure.
E. No one may use the computer without permission. If you want to help with our
computer work, we will train you. You may not play games on the computers without permission.
You may never get on the Internet or use the Athletic Training Room email without an adults
permission and supervision. The Ashland Independent Schools Internet and Computer Use policies
will be enforced.
F. When you are making a travel file for a team, please use a travel file checklist. Also do
not stop in the middle of making a travel file without leaving a note about where you
have left off. If you do not know how to make a travel file yet, ask someone to teach
you how. It is not hard to do, and it is very important that it gets done correctly.
G. Please be careful when filing items away in the athletes’ medical files. Keep the files in
alphabetical order, and put things in the correct files. You may not do filing without
permission, and you should stay out of the athletes’ files unless you have permission. That would be a
violation of the confidentiality policy.
H. When signing in an athlete’s treatments and rehab, please be accurate. Please use the correct sport codes,
put down the athlete’s first and last name, put down the time of the treatment, your athletic trainer
number, and check off which modalities were used. If you start a new treatment log sheet, please
remember to put the day and date at the top of the page. Also, do not forget to check off if the injury or
illness was evaluated by someone or if it is the first time that this injury has been treated. You will be
taught how use the treatment log if you don't know how to use it. Please spell correctly on the
POLICY # 6 DATING OF ATHLETES AND OTHER STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINERS BY STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINERS
A. Dating of athletes and fellow student athletic trainers is strongly discouraged. It is not forbidden, but
because we have had some problems in the past, you must follow the guidelines in this policy.
B.Keep all affection, cuddling, flirting, touching, massaging, hair stroking, kissing, pinching, holding
hands, fondling, groping, undressing, hugging, rubbing, stroking, and fooling around out of the athletic
training room, out of the hallway outside of the Athletic Training Room, out of the gym lobby, out of the
laundry room, out of the school bathrooms, out of the locker rooms, and away from all practices and
games, and away from any time that you are assigned to work as a student athletic trainer. This includes
doing these things with athletes, other students and also includes student athletic trainers fooling around
with each other. All PDA (Public Displays of Affection) are prohibited and will result in immediate
suspension from the athletic training program and a discipline referral to the principal. No
exceptions!!!!!!!!!!! All decisions are final!!!!!!!!!!!
C. All school rules about physical contact, affectionate behavior, inappropriate dress and
language will be enforced. Also all school policies concerning sexual harassment will be
enforced. If any athlete, staff athletic trainer, or student athletic trainer sexually harasses you, report
the incident to the Head Athletic Trainer or an administrator immediately. All cases of sexual harassment
will be reported to the Principal for disciplinary action. I will not tolerate harassment in or around my
athletic training program, and the Ashland Independent Schools will not tolerate it.
D Please keep all personal battles and gossip out of the athletic training room.
E. Be careful whom you are dating. Be grownup about dating and about relationships. You
can get used and hurt very easily in high school.
F. Don’t do anything that you will regret or that will get you a bad reputation.
G Be careful not to spend too much time treating your boy/girl friend or the persons that
you "like", are "talking to", or are dating while neglecting the other 300 athletes.
H. Never be alone in the Athletic Training Room with a person that you are dating , "talking
to" or are going with. You are not supposed to be alone in the Athletic Training Room with anyone.
I. If you are dating an athlete or other student athletic trainer and think that you may have problems
working with the sport that your "friend" plays or covers/is assigned to, please arrange with the Head
Athletic Trainer to have yourself assigned to a sport or team other than the ones your "friend" plays
J If you show too much affection in the Athletic Training Room or if your dating of an athlete or another
student athletic trainer is causing problems (gossip, jealousy, PDA, fights, reputations), you will be
separated from the person are dating or "talking to", "like", or in love with.
POLICY #7 TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND DRUGS
A. These substances are forbidden on school property and at all school events and activities, including
sports practices and games/events. All school rules and policies concerning these substances will be
B. If you are caught in possession of these substance, using these substances, or with the paraphernalia for
using these substances, you will be reported to the school administration and your parents will be
notified. You will be suspended from the Sports Medicine Program until all disciplinary actions by the
school are completed. You may not work as a trainer and are not allowed in the training room
when you are suspended or expelled from school.
C. You represent our Sports Medicine Program everywhere that you are and in everything
that you do. People in the community will recognize you as a student athletic trainer. Please do not do
anything that will get you in serious trouble, that will get you a reputation, that will cause you physical
harm, or that will damage the good reputation of the Sports Medicine Program.
E. Athletic Trainers need to try to be healthy. Tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and teen sexual activity are very bad
for your health. Try to set a positive example for our athletes, other students, and especially for the
younger kids in our community.
POLICY #8 DISCIPLINE POLICY
A. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to follow all of the rules, regulations and policies of the
Ashland schools and Paul G. Blazer Senior High School while at school, while at school
functions, and while working as a student athletic trainer.
C. Disrespectful behavior towards the Head Athletic Trainer, team physicians, or team physical therapist
will not be tolerated, and could result in a discipline referral or removal from our program. Examples of
this behavior include talking back, arguing, refusing to do things when told to do them, and not
D. The Student Athletic Trainer will not do anything or say anything that is detrimental to the function and
operation of the athletic training room and Sports Medicine Program. If you do anything that is harmful
or disruptive to the program, to the staff athletic trainers, or to other Student Athletic Trainers, you will
be referred to the school principal for disciplinary action.
E. No gossiping in the athletic training room. Also, try to avoid gossiping about our program and about the
Student Athletic Trainers around school. Gossiping, storytelling, lying, and backstabbing are horrible,
evil, hateful, hurtful, sinful and terrible things to do, and are disruptive to our program and to peoples
F. No horse-play in the Athletic Training Room. This includes playing basketball, wrestling, fighting,
punching, taping people to tables, riding carts and laundry carts, throwing tape and pre-wrap, throwing
water bottles, breaking lights, pinching, poking, throwing stuff in the fans, and water fights, etc….
POLICY # 9 CLEANING AND DISINFECTING
One of the most important tasks that a Student Athletic Trainer does is cleaning and disinfecting the Athletic Training Room. The Athletic Training Room is a medical care facility and must be kept clean, organized and disinfected.
The duties that are required are the tasks that we normally do to cover our teams and sports, like packing for games, filling coolers, loading buses, setting up practices, entering treatments into the computer etc.
Doing cleaning and daily duties teaches work ethic and responsibility, and helps the Student Athletic Trainer to develop pride in him/herself and pride in our Sports Medicine Program and Facility.
You are required to do cleaning items and daily duties for the Sports Medicine classes, and one of the requirements to earn a Letter in Athletic Training is completing 500 cleaning/daily duty items. Also, cleaning/duty items may be used as a criteria for deciding who works Varsity Football and Basketball games.
If everyone helps with the daily cleaning and duties, this is a very easy job. Unfortunately
many people do not do their fair share, and sometimes items that are signed in as completed are done incorrectly. You will be taught how to properly complete each cleaning, disinfecting, and daily duty item.
You must sign in all cleaning and duties that you complete on your weekly sign in logs. All cleaning and duty items have a number that corresponds to them. These numbers are found on sheets posted in the training room and in this handbook. When you complete an item, you write that number on your sign in sheet in the column for either cleaning or duty items. If you have any questions about this process please ask the Head Athletic Trainer, staff athletic trainer, or an older athletic trainer and they will be glad to show you how to do this.
Please take cleaning seriously. An athletic training room must be kept clean and organized. Also, students can show leadership, responsibility, and pride in our program and athletic training room by cleaning. Together we can keep OUR training room neat, organized, and clean.
POLICY # 10 KEY CONTROL
Several Student Athletic Trainers may be issued keys to the Athletic Training Room. It is a major responsibility to have this key. Here are a few rules to follow:
A. NEVER give or loan this key to anyone (not even to other athletic trainers) with out the
Head Athletic Trainers permission in advance.
B. You may not make copies of this key without permission. If I catch you doing this, you
will no longer be an athletic trainer.
C. You must turn in your key at the end of each school year and when you graduate.
D. If you are the only athletic trainer working a practice or event and you are leaving the Athletic Training
Room, you should close and lock the door unless you have been told not to do this.
E. You are never allowed in the Athletic Training Room for any purpose other than Athletic Training or
Sports Medicine functions. You should never be in the Athletic Training Room late at night, on non-
school days, or on weekends unless you are covering a practice or game/event. Also, you may not open
up the Athletic Training Room during the school day unless an adult has given you permission.
Stay out of the Athletic Training Room before school, during lunch, during your PE classes, and between
F. You may not let anyone in the Athletic Training Room for any reason without an adults
permission. You may not let athletes or your friends into the Athletic Training Room to hang
out or to borrow stuff. Also, do not try to use the Athletic Training Room as a giant locker room
or club house/fort/party zone.
G. By giving you a key, it shows that I trust you. Do not do anything that would betray
my trust, or that would hurt our Athletic Training Room or program.
H. No one will have keys to the buildings, to the laundry rooms, to the locker rooms or bathrooms except
the staff athletic trainers.
POLICY #11 SECURITY
A. Do not be in the Athletic Training Room at any time without an adult’s permission. This is especially true at night, on weekends and holidays, and during the school day. You should only be in the Athletic Training Room when you are assigned to be there for a practice, game or other official activity.
B. If you are not assigned to be in the Athletic Training Room, go home. Do not hang out in the
Athletic Training Room on your days off.
C. Keep your books and other belongings in the book closet or your athletic trainer locker, and keep it locked. The school system will not be held responsible for stolen valuables that are taken out of the Athletic Training Room. If you do not lock up your belongings, they will get stolen.
D. The Athletic Training Room should be kept locked if there are no practices/games going on.
E. Keep an eye on our Athletic Training Room. If suspicious people are around or suspicious activities are going on, alert an adult or call the police. We need to be especially alert for stealing from the Athletic Training Room, stealing from the trainers’ personal belongings, stealing from the locker rooms, vandalism, fights, sexual activity and alcohol/drug abuse activities.
F. Please keep your friends, boyfriends and girlfriends out of our Athletic Training Room, and out of the hallways and lobby. They need to go home and not hang out waiting for you. If they are an athlete, they need to get treatment and leave. I will report them to the principal.
G. You are expected to go home when practices and games are over. We still sometimes have a problem with students hanging around, not going home in a timely manner, or parents not picking up their children in a timely manner after athletic training. Many times the Head Athletic Trainer has had to stay several extra hours after events and practices, sometimes late at night, waiting for parents to pick up their children, and/or waiting for the children to want to go home. This is an unreasonable and unfair situation. It is the parent/guardians responsibility to find out when practices and events are done and to pick up their child after athletic training is over. It is reasonable to expect that everyone should be picked up and gone within 30 minutes after all practices and games are completed. Students hanging around campus unsupervised is a dangerous situation that we all want to avoid, and it is also trespassing on school property, so please help the Head Athletic Trainer by making sure that you have a way to get home when Student Athletic Training activities are completed.
POLICY # 12 STUDENT DRIVING POLICY
It is against School Board policy for any student to drive themselves to any off campus game, event, or off campus practice. You may not drive your own car to or from any activity in which the School System is providing a school bus for transportation.
In the event that you are allowed to drive your own vehicle to an off campus practice, game or event, the School System, Paul G. Blazer Senior High School, the Team Physicians, Premier Physical Therapy, Staff Athletic Trainers, and the Head Athletic Trainer are not responsible for any accident, property damage, injury, or death that occurs before, during or after travel.
You shall not transport another student to any off campus practice, game or event.
There must be on file in the Training Room written parents/guardians permission before I will allow any Student Athletic Trainer to ride in another Student Athletic Trainer’s vehicle or in the Head Athletic Trainer’s vehicle to a practice, game or event. Your parents/guardians assume all liability for any incidents, accidents, property damage, injuries, or deaths that occur during travel in your own vehicle, in your parents vehicle, in other Student Athletic Trainers’ vehicles, in other Student Athletic Trainer’s parents vehicles, in a staff athletic trainers vehicle, and in the Head Athletic Trainer’s vehicle.
You are NEVER allowed to drive in other students vehicles to other places, such as food establishments or stores without the other student’s parent’s written permission first. The Ashland Independent Schools, Ashland Sports Medicine, Dr. Richard Ford, Dr. Andy Gilliland, David Apts, Premier Physical Therapy, and A J Stadelmeyer assume no liability for any accidents, injuries or fatalities that occur to any student that violates any part or all of the Student Driving Policy #13 in this Student Athletic Trainer Handbook.
POLICY # 13 LEAVING CAMPUS DURING ATHLETIC TRAINING
B. You are not allowed to walk to any food establishment across 13th street unless I have
permission for you to do this in writing from your parent. I do not want to be
responsible for you getting run over while crossing or walking along 13th street.
C. When you sign out after working a practice, game, event or other athletic training activity, you
are expected to go home. Make sure that if you need a ride, that you call for the ride
after all duties have been done or are nearly done.
D. When waiting for a ride home, you are to wait inside the gym lobby or in front of the building. Do not
wander around the school, hang around classroom buildings, hang out in front of the gym, or
hang out/ play in the gym or swimming pool area. If you do not go home or go to
another school sponsored event after signing out, and you are caught on campus
or in the buildings (including Bldg.7), you can be arrested for trespassing on
school property. Building 7 and the Athletic Training Room are not your private club
houses or playgrounds
POLICY # 14 USE OF TWO WAY RADIOS
A. Our radios are for medical/training use only. They are not toys.
B. The radios are VERY expensive; over $200 each. Do not drop them or get them wet.
C. Limit talk on the radios to athletic training/ medical communication. These radios are governed
by Federal and State law. Silly, gross or profane communication is illegal.
D. Often we accidentally interfere with other people’s communication when we are using
the same channels. It is illegal to deliberately interfere with another person’s radio communication. Do
not talk to people that are using the same channel, and definitely do not interfere with their
communication. Behave on our radios or you could get into a LOT of legal trouble.
E. You may use radios only with the Head Athletic Trainers permission.
F. Do not let the athletes use the radios.
G. Be very careful what you say when using the radios; you never know who will be
H. You may use your cell phones for emergency and athletic training program communication. Make sure
that you have the head athletic trainer, the staff athletic trainers and the athletic training room numbers
stored in your cell phone.
POLICY # 15 MEDICATION AND PHARMACEUTICALS
A. The Student Athletic Trainer may not issue or administer any medications without asking permission
from a team physician or the Head Athletic Trainer first.
B. It is against the athletic training laws of Kentucky for athletic trainers to dispense prescription or over
the counter medication to minors with out parents consent.
C. If a team physician, or the Head Athletic Trainer is not available, the Student Athletic Trainer
may not issue or administer any medication. This includes road trips and overnight
C. If an athlete wants medication and an adult athletic trainer or physician is not present, you can
ask the head coach to give that athlete the medication.
D. Make sure that you always sign in any medication given out by you or an adult.
E. You must get an adults permission before you take any medication yourself, and you
must sign in any medication that you take.
F. No medication can be given to anyone for any reason during school hours.
G. Keep all medication locked up. Do not put any medication in the team medical
kits or fanny packs without the Head Athletic Trainers permission.
H. We will never give medications out during practices. We will rarely give out
medication during a game or event, and then only with the athletes parents consent and/or supervision.
I. Please review the school system medication policy found in your student code of
conduct book and Blazer student handbook.
J. The only medications we carry are selected Over the Counter (OTC) medications with our team
physicians’ permission. In the event a prescription drug were needed, only the team physician and/or the
Head Athletic Trainer would ever handle or dispense the medicine. Student Athletic Trainers should
never handle or dispense prescription medications.
POLICY #16 USE OF CELL PHONES, IPODS/MP3 PLAYERS, ELECTRONIC DCEVICES
unprofessional behavior. I will allow you to listen to these devices in the athletic training room as
long as work is being completed and as long as they are not disrupting communication or causing
behavior problems. Do not bring them to practices or games with out the head athletic trainers
POLICY #17 MEDIA IN THE ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM
INFECTIOUS DISEASE / BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN CONTROL POLICY
FOR THE ATHLETIC TRAINING /SPORTS MEDICINE PROGRAM
Because contact with body fluids can occur in an Athletic Training Room and while rendering first aid and medical care at athletic practices and contests, this policy has been written to reduce the chance of contact with infectious body fluids by Student Athletic Trainers and Sports Medicine Staff Members.
A. Vinyl examination gloves will be worn when you are near blood or other body fluids. You must wear gloves when evaluating, treating, cleaning, or bandaging external wounds of any kind.
B. Wear gloves when cleaning in the Athletic Training Room, especially if there is any blood or other body fluids present. Always wear gloves when cleaning up the water carts after basketball and volleyball practices and games.
C. Wash your hands and arms with soap and water before and after all treatments and after cleaning in the Athletic Training Room.
D. Use caution when handling used or dirty towels and uniforms. When possible, wear gloves when you are handling dirty uniforms, towels, and equipment.
E. Do not allow athletes to share cups or water bottles. Also, we must disinfect all coolers and water bottles every day that they are used.
F. The KHSAA requires that any athlete or cheerleader with blood on their uniform must leave the contest. They must change that article of clothing before they can re-enter the contest.
G. The KHSAA requires that all wounds on athletes and cheerleaders must be covered and not bleeding before continuing participation in a contest.
H. When ever possible, encourage an injured athlete to stop their own bleeding and bandage their own wounds. Assist them, but never come in contact with their body fluids. Always wear gloves around wounds.
I. Gloves and rescue breathing tubes will be provided in all kits and in the Athletic Training Room. Also, face shields, biohazard bags, and cleaning disinfectants will be found in the Athletic Training Room.
J. Dispose of all used bandages, gauze, and other body fluid waste in the biohazard trash cans and/or red biohazard bags. Do not put body-fluid exposed waste in the regular trash cans.
K. All instruments used in the athletic training room must be disinfected after each use. Scalpels, needles, and syringes are disposable. They should be disposed of in the red sharps containers after use. No Student Athletic Trainer is EVER allowed to touch or handle any needles, syringes, or scalpels; these are for the team physician and adult staff use only.
L. Wear safety goggles or face shields when there is a chance that you could be splashed in the face with blood or body fluids.
M. The body fluids that we must be careful around the most are blood, pus and drainage from wounds, and mucous. Also sweat and saliva can sometimes be infectious. Use Universal Precautions (gloves etc.) around all body fluids.
N. All Student Athletic Trainers should become familiar with the facts about HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, mononucleosis, the common cold, influenza, MRSA and other common infectious diseases.
O. All Student Athletic Trainers will be trained in Universal Precautions, wound care management, bloodborne pathogen control, and infectious diseases in the Sports Medicine classes.
P. Student Athletic Trainers are required to report any exposure or contact with blood or body fluids that they have to the Head Athletic Trainer as soon as possible after exposure. Also, Student Athletic Trainers should make sure that any wounds they may have are properly covered before doing any athletic training duties. Finally, any athletic trainers that are sick should probably not do athletic training duties until they are well. Report all illnesses to the Head Athletic Trainer or a staff athletic trainer and they will decide if you should go home or not. If you go home sick from school during the school day, you may not return after school to work as a student athletic trainer.
Q. The School System will not provide the Hepatitis B vaccine or the Influenza vaccine to Student Athletic Trainers. However, it is strongly recommended that you get these vaccines. Both can be obtained from the Health Department for a reasonable cost, or your family physician can provide these for you.
50 REASONS WHY IT IS GREAT TO BE AN ATHLETIC TRAINER
1 We get to provide injury prevention and conditioning, treatment, and rehabilitation for the finest high
school student athletes in Kentucky.
2. We are able to handle emergencies calmly, efficiently, and effectively.
3. We get to learn and use first aid, CPR and other lifesaving skills.
4. It can be rewarding to help athletes with medical and personal problems.
5. We can learn about health, fitness, nutrition, psychology, and sports.
6. We can learn how to prevent illnesses and injuries from occurring.
7. We get to work in a professional, responsible, highly respected profession.
8. We can develop long lasting friendships and acquire positive, cherished memories.
9. We experience lots of funny moments.
10. We get to work with a variety of sports and types of athletes.
11. We become part of the family atmosphere of our teams and training family.
12. We learn to practice teamwork.
13. We contribute to the winning and success of our teams and athletes.
14. Some Athletic Trainers are fun loving, happy, energetic, popular, intelligent people.
15. Being an Athletic Trainer can keep you busy and involved with an activity that can be exciting,
challenging, educational, rewarding, and important.
16. We get to visit other communities and schools, and meet new people.
17. We sometimes get to travel on overnight trips, and sometimes we get to go to State
Championships and sometimes we get to go to major high school sporting events.
18. We get to socialize with Athletic Trainers from other schools and develop professional
relationships and friendships.
19. We sometimes get to go to seminars, professional meetings, and conventions. We also
get to visit college Athletic Training Rooms and physical therapy centers.
20. We can work on the local, state, regional, and national level to promote and improve
Athletic Training, Sports Medicine care, and our profession.
21. We occasionally get school, media, and public recognition for our hard work.
22. We can develop responsibility, dependability, loyalty, and maturity.
23. We are able to learn, develop, and practice leadership skills.
24. We can learn to be organized and efficient.
25. We learn time management, prioritizing, and goal setting.
26. We can learn to work hard and like it, and to take pride in our work.
27. We learn to be creative and resourceful.
28. We are able to acquire common sense.
29. We take personal pride in our hard work, in our advanced skills and competencies,
and in the fact that we provide a ministry of care for other people that need us.
30. We develop curiosity and a desire to learn new things and to improve ourselves.
31. We can learn and develop strong written, verbal, and people skills.
32. We learn to accept and work with people that we do not like personally and/or
33. We help to provide the water, towels, cups, coolers, water bottles, ice, and other items
which our athletes need to practice and play safely and effectively.
34. There are lots of career and job opportunities for athletic trainers; most of them pay
well and have good benefits.
35. Athletic training jobs have a high level of job security and stability.
36. There are many college curriculums in Athletic Training and opportunities to be a
college student trainer.
37. We take pride in doing all of the little and extra things that make our program classy.
38. We have opportunities to teach other people information and skills. This is rewarding.
39. Some of the stress that we feel is healthy, good stress because it makes us work
harder, try harder, and perform better.
40. As a Student Athletic Trainer, you are willing to work harder and longer than most other
students at our school. This is something that you should be very proud of.
41. You are part of the best and oldest athletic training program in the state of Kentucky.
We have a tradition of caring and excellence at Ashland.
42. People trust our judgment and skills, and they depend on us.
43. We can learn to handle and perform in stressful situations.
44. Most of our athletes, their parents, and our coaches and administrators appreciate
our hard work, long hours, and dedication.
45. You can be a role model for other students, for other athletic trainers, and for younger kids
in our community.
46. You can be involved with the Sports Medicine Club at Blazer. This allows opportunities
for leadership, fund raising, fellowship, community service, and earning awards and
47. You may be able to win a scholarship from the Sports Medicine Club. Being a student athletic
trainer also looks very good on scholarship, college, and employment applications.
48. We can learn office management, computer, and secretarial skills.
49. You are exposed to medical technology and to professional medical skills and
50. Many years from now, we will realize that the things that we learned in this program
have made us better people. We will cherish the memories that we have. We will be
aware that we made a difference in peoples lives, in our school, and in our athletic
program. We will be proud that we were Ashland Athletic Trainers.
THE BURT DAILEY ASHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Revised July 2011
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Burt Dailey Ashland Sports Medicine Club Scholarship is to reward a deserving senior Student Athletic Trainer or trainers for their dedication, loyalty, and outstanding service and leadership while participating in the Student Athletic Training program, the Sports Medicine Program, and the Sports Medicine Club at Paul G. Blazer Senior High School.
This award is named after Mr. Burt Dailey, former Ashland Independent School District Finance Director who along with former team physician Dr. Garner Robinson, helped to found the Sports Medicine Program at Paul G. Blazer Senior High. Mr. Dailey was instrumental in helping to find the funding to hire Ashland’s first full-time Certified Athletic Trainer and to provide a budget for equipment and supplies for the Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Program.
REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered for the Dailey Sports Medicine Scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
1. They applicant must be a graduating senior at Paul G. Blazer Senior High School.
2. They must fill out an application for this scholarship. Applications are available in the
Guidance Counselors office or from the Head Athletic Trainer. The application must be
submitted to the Head Athletic Trainer by May 1st of the applicant’s senior year.
3. The applicant must have earned two Athletic Letters in Student Athletic Training.
4. The applicant must have an overall GPA of 3.00 over four years.
5. The applicant must have demonstrated leadership in the Sports Medicine Program.
6. The applicant must have helped cover summer Varsity Football at least two times as a Student Athletic
7. The applicant must have completed at least two years of Sports Medicine/ Athletic
Training classes while in high school.
8. The applicant must have held an officers position in the Sports Medicine Club at least Two years.
9. The applicant must demonstrate that they are planning to major in a medical, health,
health care, or Athletic Training/Sports Medicine field in college, and that they plan to continue as a
Student Athletic Trainer at the college level.
10. The applicant must present three letters of recommendation. One must be from an
administrator or teacher, one must be from a coach, and the other letter can be from
a teacher or other medical professional such as physicians, athletic trainers, or
physical therapists. The Head Athletic Trainer at Ashland may not write a recommendation for this
scholarship since the Ashland Sports Medicine Program is awarding this scholarship.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:
1. The final decision about who is awarded this scholarship will be made by the Dailey Sports
Medicine Scholarship Committee. More than one scholarship can be awarded in one
year, or no scholarship can be awarded if no qualified applicants apply or are selected.
2. The total amount of this scholarship shall not exceed $500. Funding will come from
Sports Medicine Club fundraising and donations. The amount of the award will vary from year to year,
depending upon the availability of funds. If no funds are available, no scholarship will be
3. If more than one scholarship is awarded, the total amount of the award will be divided
between the scholarship winners evenly.
4. The Dailey Sports Medicine Scholarship Committee shall be made up of between 5 and 10 members
chosen by the Head Athletic Trainer. Members may be teachers, administrators, coaches, physicians,
athletic boosters, parents, and the Head Athletic Trainer. At least one member of the Scholarship
Committee can be a Sports Medicine Club officer chosen by the Sports Medicine Club members to
represent the Club on this committee.
THE PREMIER PHYSICAL THERAPY
SPORTS MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP
(Revised July 2011)
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP
The applicant must be a senior at Paul G. Blazer Senior High School
The applicant must fill out this application. Applications are due no later than May 1stst 2012.
The applicant must have earned or be eligible for at least one letter in athletic training.
The applicant must have an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher over 4 years.
The applicant must have shown leadership in the athletic training program.
The applicant must may major in any field or area of study in college.
The applicant must present three letters of recommendation for this scholarship. One must be from the head athletic trainer at Blazer High School, and the other two must be from a varsity sports coach, another teacher, or medical professional.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
The total amount awarded for this scholarship will be no more than $500.
FANNY PACK STOCKING LIST
If you are issued a fanny pack for your use, you are required to bring it to all outdoor practice and games/events that you cover. Do not take your fanny pack home. It is your responsibility to keep the pack issued to you clean and organized. Fanny packs are not mini-kits. They you have them so that you can tape a body part or handle a wound immediately.
This is a list of the basic supplies that you should try to have in your fanny pack at all times:
1. Bandage Scissors
2. White Tape Cutter
3. Two pairs of latex examination gloves.
4. One Roll of White Training Tape
5. Small Roll of Pre-Wrap
6. One roll of elastic tape
7. Working Pen Light (should be checked at least weekly)
8. Several packs of 3" and/or 4" sterile gauze in a plastic bag
9. Regular, Large, and Knuckle Band-Aids in a plastic bag
10. Nosebleed Plugs in a plastic bag
If you have one of the larger fannys, you could also have some of the following items:
1. CPR Mask
2. Small Bottle Saline Solution
3. Elastic Stretch Tape and Elastikon tape
4. Other scissors and/or cutters
5. Suction Device
6. Tongue Depressors
7. Contact Lens Case
8. Your rain gear
10. A pen and pad of paper
11. Quarters for emergency phone calls
12. Paper bag
13. Small biohazard bag
You MAY NOT have the following things in fanny packs:
1. Any medication or drugs
3. Elastic Wraps
4. Other instruments not on these two lists
5. Personal items other than rain gear, sun tan lotion and cameras
6. Food and/or drinks
7. Weapons of mass destruction, rattlesnakes, pizza, condoms, or any other weapons
2011/2012 Ashland Sports Medicine Awards
Garner Robinson Excellence In Athletic Training (GREAT) Award:
Derek McIntosh and David Hale
Academic Award (Highest GPA): Car-Leigh Taylor
Earned A Letter In Athletic Training: Derek McIntosh (2nd), Taylor Darby (2nd), Jason Davis (2nd), Eric Parker, David hale, Chad Sansom, Tasha Patrick, Blair Akers, Ally Reynolds, Car-Leigh Taylor and Kristy Barham (all 1st year letters)
2011/12 Super Trainer Awards: Derek McIntosh, David Hale, Ally Reynolds, Tasha Patrick, Blair Akers, Chad Sansom, Kristy Barham
Student Voted Awards:
Hydration Specialist: Blair Akers
Miss Congeniality: Kristy Barham
Mr. Congeniality: Jason Davis
Mummy Award: Chad Sansom
Most Athletic Male: CJ Epperson
Most Athletic Female: Ally Reynolds
Best Dressed Male: Jason Davis
Best Dressed Female: Car-Leigh Taylor
Most Professional: Chad Sansom
Most Initiative: Jason Davis
Best Sense of Humor: Dustin Burkhart
Most Caring Athletic Trainer: Eric Parker and Derek McIntosh
Most Cooperative: David Hale
Most Dedicated: Derek McIntosh
Senior Potential: David Hale
Athletic Training Career Award: Chad Sansom, Derek McIntosh, David Hale
Loren Ledford MD Medical Career Award: Blair Akers
Most Organized: Car-Leigh Taylor
Most Competent: Derek McIntosh
Most Skilled: Chad Sansom
Most Cheerful: Dustin Burkart
Most Trustworthy: Ally Reynolds
Most Honest: Car-Leigh Taylor
Most Committed: Derek McIntosh
Hardest Worker: David Hale
Most Loyalty: Derek McIntosh
Most Dependable: Ally Reynolds, David Hale and Derek McIntosh
Biggest Eater: Kristy Barham
Most Likely To Break A Water Tank: Taylor Darby
Most Talented: Blair Akers
Best Taper: Derek McIntosh
Best Wrapper: Chad Sansom
Best Wound Care: Chad Sansom
Biggest Horder: Jason Davis
Most Program Leadership: Ally Reynolds
110% Effort Award: Derek McIntosh
Sports Medicine Class Awards:
Outstanding Student In Sports First Aid: David Hale
Outstanding Student In Evaluation Of Injury: David Hale
Outstanding Student In Rehabilitation of Injury: Derek McIntosh
Outstanding Student In Therapeutic Modalities: Ally Reynolds
Sports Medicine Statistical Awards:
Most Hours Worked: Derek McIntosh 1033:55 Hours
Most Games/Events Covered: Derek McIntosh 125 Events
Most Duties Completed: Jason Davis 1952 Duties
Most Treatments Rendered: Chad Sansom 183 Treatments
Sports Medicine Class Olympics Winners:
Written Vocabulary Test: Car-Leigh Taylor
Taping Skills Test: Dustin Burkhart
Wrapping Skills Test: Tasha Patrick and Rob Howard
Bandaging Skills Test: Tasha Patrick
Patient Assessment Test: Ally Reynolds
Splinting Skills Test: Car-Leigh Taylor
Stretching Skills Test: Ally Reynolds
Therapeutic Modalities Skills Test: Derek McIntosh and David Hale
Recommended Athletic Training Web Sites
THE SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB
We have a school sponsored Sports Medicine Club for members of the Student Athletic Training staff. Any present Student Athletic Trainer can be a member. The Head Athletic Trainer is the club sponsor, and elected student officers govern the club. In order to be a member, you must pay the yearly $10.00 club dues. No student will be denied membership in the sports medicine club due to inability to pay club dues.
Our Club serves several purposes. These include fund raising, community service, the annual Sports Medicine Awards Banquet, hosting the annual Ashland Sports Medicine Olympics, maintaining the Ashland Sports Medicine Hall of Fame, and social events and activities for the student trainers. The Club uses money from fund raising to purchase awards, pay for the banquet, fund the Burt Dailey Sports Medicine Scholarship, and to buy clothing, equipment and educational items for the Sports Medicine Program. All trainers and their parents are encouraged to be involved with the Sports Medicine Club activities and fund raising.
I have included a copy of the Sports Medicine Club Constitution in this Student Athletic Trainers Handbook. Please read it for more information. If you have any questions, please ask a club officer or the Head Athletic Trainer.
2012/2013 SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB OFFICERS
PRESIDENT: Chad Sansom
VICE-PRESIDENT: Derek McIntosh
SECRETARY/TREASURER: David Hale
HISTORIAN: Taylor Darby
There are several committees that need to be established that you can help with. Let the president know if you want to establish or help with a committee.
SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB
PAUL G. BLAZER
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Original Constitution Written in 1980
Amended in September 1981, June 1992, May 2001
Revised in November 1989, May 1994, July 1995,
September 1995, May 1999, July 2001, May 2005, June 2006, July 2011
SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB CONSTITUTION
PAUL G. BLAZER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
ARTICLE I DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE OF THE CLUB
L. SECTION A: CLUB DESCRIPTION
SECTION B: EXPLANATION OF THE PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS OF
ARTICLE II MEMBERSHIP
SECTION A: MEMBERS
Club membership is open to all students at Blazer High School that are active members of the Student Athletic Training program. Special exceptions shall be made for any middle school students or elementary school students who are Student Athletic Trainers and that wish to be members of the club.
SECTION B: DUES
SECTION C: MEETINGS AND VOTING
SECTION D: CLUB ATTENDANCE
SECTION E: GRADE REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE III SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB OFFICERS
SECTION A: ELECTED OFFICERS
SECTION B: DUITEIS OF THE OFFICERS
A) Preside over all meetings, activities and functions of the club;
B) Organize committees and appoint chairpersons as needed;
C) Be responsible to the sponsor for all club functions;
D) Supervise all club officers to make sure that they execute the duties of their offices. If an officer is not fulfilling their duties, the President and Vice-President shall assume those duties;
E) Administer the policies of the club;
F) Oversee all club elections and voting;
G) Organize and implement approved club parties and social functions for the Sports Medicine Program, including a beginning of the year party and a Christmas party;
H) Organize the annual Burt Dailey Scholarship Wrap-A-Thon;
I) Assist the sponsor in planning, organizing and running the annual Ashland Sports Medicine Olympics;
J) Plan, organize and preside over the annual Sports Medicine banquet.
A) Assist the president and substitute for the president when needed;
B) Prepare an agenda for all club meetings;
C) Plan and implement all Student Trainer recruiting’;
D) Organize and implement community and school service projects;
E) Organize and maintain the Ashland Sports Medicine Hall of Fame;
F) Organize and Maintain our programs web page;
G) Organize all activities for the club at Homecoming, including making a homecoming banner, and planning a pre-game tailgate party for current and past members of the Sports Medicine Program;
H) Serve as the person in charge of any special activities or projects that the club is involved with.
A) Keep all membership records and Student Athletic Trainer Records current and accurate;
B) Take attendance at all club meetings and functions and maintain all
Club attendance records;
C) Write and store minutes of each meeting and present them at the next
D) Maintain all club records and paperwork;
E) Keep the current and past club Constitutions safe and properly filed;
F) Assist the sponsor and President in posting all notices and bulletins, and will keep all bulletin boards neat, organized and attractive;
G) Give a report of all club meetings and functions to the Sports Medicine Classes;
H) Will assist in publishing the monthly “Ashland Sports Medicine News”, our monthly newsletter;
I) Will assist the sponsor and Vice-President with the Ashland Sports Medicine web page.
J) Insure that the annual club membership dues are paid.
K) Have the club treasury report ready for all club meetings;
L) Maintain a ledger of all funds in the Sports Medicine Club account and the Scholarship Fund account;
M) Help organize and implement all club fund raising;
N) Help to organize and preside over our annual scholarship Wrap-a-Thon;
O) Assist the President and sponsor in preparing and adjusting a yearly club and scholarship budget.
A) Work with the sponsor and President to develop and maintain accurate history of the Ashland Sports Medicine program:
B) Develop a Sports Medicine scrap book/photo album for each year;
C) Work with the sponsor to develop and maintain a current roster of all past Ashland student athletic trainers and medical staff;
D) Help the Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer keep the Ashland Sports medicine web page up-to-date and attractive;
E) Assist the sponsor and Secretary/Treasurer in assembling and keeping track of all Sports Medicine program records and statistics;
F) Assist the other officers in setting up and maintaining the Ashland Sports medicine Hall of Fame;
G) Fill in for the Club Secretary/Treasurer when necessary.
SECTION C: ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICERS
SECTION D: REMOVAL OF OFFICERS
can be removed from office by impeachment.
be removed from office by an impeachment vote of club members.
and/or functions may be impeached from office by a vote of club members.
A) A motion to remove the officer must be made by a club member.
B) The officer to be removed must be given an opportunity in person
to defend him/her self.
C) A vote to impeach from a simple majority of total club members will result in his or her removal from the officer position. All club members eligible to vote must cast a vote in an impeachment election.
D) An election to fill the officer vacancy must be held within a week of the impeachment of an officer.
ARTICLE IV LIMITATIONS ON FUND RAISING AND ACTIVITIES
All Sports Medicine Club activities and fund raising must be in compliance with all Ashland Board of Education, Paul G. Blazer Senior High School, Site Based Council and Sports Medicine Program rules and policies. They must also be in compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations, and must comply with all KHSAA regulations as well.
ARTICLE V AMENDMENTS TO THIS CONSTITUTION
This Constitution shall be subject to amendment at any meeting of the Sports Medicine Club provided that such amendments are submitted to the club sponsor and President in advance. A majority of club members in attendance at the meeting is required for an amendment to the constitution to pass.
The club sponsor has the right to make changes, exceptions, and amendments to this constitution when needed in order to ensure efficient and effective operation of the Sports Medicine club and program
ASHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE HISTORICAL INFORMATION
The Ashland Sports Medicine Program began with the 1977/78 school year when local pediatrician Dr. Garner Robinson agreed to become the schools team physician. The schools first National Athletic Trainers Association certified athletic trainer was hired for the 1977/78 school year. The 2011/2012 school year will mark the 35thyear for the program. Ashland Paul G. Blazer Senior High School was the first school in the State of Kentucky to hire a full time certified athletic trainer, it was the first school in Kentucky to offer a course for it’s students in athletic training and sports medicine, and it was the first school in Kentucky to offer more than one course in athletic training/sports medicine (we currently offer 6 courses).
The first athletic training room at Blazer was in what is now the athletic department laundry room in the Building 7 Physical Education Department. In 1982, the athletic training room moved next door to the old football weight room. That is still the location of our athletic training facility today.
Our program currently provides athletic training and sports medical care for nearly 300 student-athletes participating in 14 sports on 32 different teams.
ASHLAND TEAM PHYSICIANS:
1977 – 2001 Dr. Garner Robinson MD
2000 – 2009 Dr. Loren Ledford MD
2009 – Present Dr. Richard Ford
OTHER PHYSICIANS THAT HAVE HELPED OUR PROGRAM
1989 – 1994 Dr. Maurice Oakley MD
2002- 2009 Dr. Richard Ford MD
2003 – 2009 Dr. William Boyken MD
ASHLAND TEAM PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
1977-79; 2002 – Present David Apts PT from Premier Physical Therapy
ASHLAND HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINERS:
1977-80 David Green ATC
1980 – 85 David “Doc” Proctor ATC
1985 – 87 Kevin Workman ATC
1987-89 Henry Stroud ATC
1989 - Present AJ “Doc” Stadelmeyer ATC
ASHLAND ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINERS:
1996-98 John Valdez ATC
1998-2000 Eddie Neville ATC
ASHLAND COLLEGE ATHLETIC TRAINING STUDENT INTERNS
2008-2009 Sarah Webb (Shawnee State)
2009-2010 Melissa Cydrus and Sean Jordan (Shawnee State)
2010-2011 Alex Hunter and Wes Bailey
2011-2010 No interns available this year
ASHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB PRESIDENTS
1988-90 Dee Dee Adkins
1990-91 No Club
1991-92 Jessica Spaulding
1992-93 Sue Stepp
1993-95 Matt Perkins
1995-96 Rhoda Goodpaster
1996-97 Mike Perkins
1997-98 Andrea Haymond
1998-99 Samantha Johnson
1999-01 Laura Byrne
2001-02 Michelle Rupert
2001-03 Amanda Wheeler
2003-04 Annie Traugott
2004-05 Mary White
2005-06 John White
2006-07 Kristian Rigsby
2007-08 Katelyn Rigsby
2008-09 Kristian Rigsby
2009-10 Katelyn Rigsby
2010-11 Taylor Darby
2011-12 Taylor Darby
2012-13 Chad Sansom
ACADEMIC AWARD WINNERS (HIGHEST GPA)
1989-90 Krissi Mahan
1990-92 Scott Griffith
1992-93 Ryan Crace
1993-94 Amanda Parsons
1994-95 Missi Pinkerman
1995-96 Amanda Parsons
1996-97 Andrea Haymond
1997-2001 Laura Byrne
2001-02 Kenny Cline
2002-03 Annie Traugott
2003-04 Annie Traugott
2004-05 Myca Belcher
2005-06 Kristian Rigsby
2006-07 Kristian Rigsby
2007-08 Kristian Rigsby
2008-09 Kristian Rigsby
2009-10 Karissa Long
2010-11 Michael Haley
2011-12 Car-Leigh Taylor
GARNER ROBINSON EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING AWARD (GREAT) FOR THE STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINER OF THE YEAR
1988-89 Danny Ratliff
1989-90 Dee Dee Adkins
1990-92 Scott Griffith
1992-93 April Farmer
1993-94 Valerie Jackson
1994-95 Matt Perkins
1995-96 None Awarded
1996-97 Paula Profit
1997-98 Leslie Wheeler
1998-99 Rusty Armstrong and Kyle McCalvin
1999-2000 Rusty Armstrong
2000-01 Laura Byrne, Michelle Rupert, and Dustin Kelley
2000-02 Michelle Rupert and Amanda Wheeler
2002-03 Nicki Rodabaugh
2003-04 Kristian Rigsby, Mary White and John White
2004-05 Mary White
2005-06 Amanda Bussey
2006-07 Kristian Rigsby and Justin Bolt
2007-08 Katelyn Rigsby
2008-09 Justin Bolt
2009-10 Katelyn Rigsby
2010-11 Michael Haley
2011-12 Derek McIntosh and David Hale
BURT DAILEY ASHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE $500 SCHOALRSHIP
1994-95 Matt Perkins
1995-96 No Winner
1996-97 Paula Profit
1998-99 Samantha Johnson
1999-2000 No Winner
2000-01 Laura Byrne and Rusty Armstrong
2000-02 Michelle Rupert
2002-03 No Winner
2003-04 No Winner
2004-05 Mary White
2005-06 No Winner
2006-07 No Winner
2007-08 No Winner
2008-09 Kristian Rigsby
2009-10 No Winner
2010-11 No Winner
2011-12 No Winner
BOB HAMILTON OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
(FOR THE KENTUCKY ATHLETIC TRAINER SOCIETY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINER OF THE YEAR)
1999-2000 Laura Byrne
ASHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE OLYMPICS PROGRAM WINNERS:
1999 Ashland Paul G. Blazer
2000 Rowan County
2001 Rowan County
2002 Rowan County
2003 Rowan County
2004 Rowan County
2005 Rowan County
2006 Rowan County
2007 Rowan County
2008 Boyle County
2009 Ashland Paul G. Blazer
2010 No Olympics Held
2011 No Olympics Held
2012 No Olympics Held
Ashland Sports Medicine Program Student Records:
Most Hours Worked In A Year: Kyle McCalvin 1998/99 1303:18 Hours
Most Hours Worked In A Career: Kristian Rigsby 2001/09 5998:36 Hours
Events Covered In A Year: Mary White 2004/05 143 Events
Events Covered In A Career: Kristian Rigsby 2001/09 783 Events
Duty/ Cleaning Items Completed In A Year: Kristian Rigsby 2004-05 2129 Items
Duty/Cleaning Items Completed In A Career: Kristian Rigsby 2001/09 8562 Items
Treatments Rendered In A Year: Paula Profit 1993/04 646 Treatments
Treatments Rendered In A Career: Paula Profit 1837 Treatments