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2008 Ashland Student Athletic Trainer Handbook
July 10, 2008By AJ Stadelmeyer of Paul G Blazer High School
ASHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE
STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINERS
"ASHLAND SPORTS MEDICINE: A 32 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 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 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 hosting the 11th annual Ashland Sports Medicine Olympics. I invite you to participate in celebrating this special event.
This is your Student Athletic Trainers' Handbook. It contains lots of important information about our program, about the 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 many 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, 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 grow as students and people), then the 2008/2009 year could turn out to be the best year this program has ever had. Good luck and God bless you.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Cover Page
2. Introduction Page
3. Table of Contents Page
4. Training Roster
5. Training Room Hours, Signing In and Out
6. Practice/Game Assignments, Trainer Fees and Costs
7. Academic Requirements, Discipline
8. Lettering Policy
9. Trainer of the Month and Season, GREAT Award
10. Training Room Rules
11. Sports Medicine Club Info, Officers
12. Student Trainer Job Description
14. Policy #1 Professionalism Policy # 2 Confidentiality
15. Policy #3 Dress Code Policy #4 Game/Practice Assignments
16. Policy #5 General Procedures Policy #6 Dating Athletes
17. Policy #7 Substance Abuse Policy Policy #8 Discipline Policy
18. Policy #9 Bloodborne Pathogens Policy
19. Policy #10 Cleaning and Disinfecting
19. 50 Reasons Why It's Great To Be A Trainer
21. Burt Dailey Ashland Sports Medicine Club Scholarship
22. Program Mission Statement, Program General Goals
24. 2008/09 Training Room and Medical Goals
25. Fanny Pack Packing/Stocking Checklist
26. Policy #11 Key Control Policy # 12 Security
28. Policy #13 Student Driving Policy #14 Leaving Campus
Policy #15 2-Way Radio Use
29. Policy #16 Medications and Pharmaceuticals Policy #17 Cell Phones
30. Student Trainer Numbers
31. Student Trainer Values and Student Trainer Code
32. 2008/2009 Program Student Awards
34. Recommended Course of Study for Student Trainers
35. Athletic Training Web Sites
36. Student E-Mail Accounts
37. Premier Physical Therapy Scholarship and Fred Stewart Memorial Scholarship
38. Sports Medicine Club Constitution
SUMMER ATHLETIC TRAINER ROSTER
AJ "Doc" Stadelmeyer MA, ATC Head Athletic Trainer
Dr. Loren Ledford Team Physician
Dr. Richard Ford Team Physician
Dr. William Boyken Team Physician
David Apts PT Team Physical Therapist
Jeanie Stadelmeyer Volunteer
Shawn Steed Volunteer
Sarah Webb College Student Intern
Other people may still want to be athletic trainers; and are welcome in our program. If you have friends who want to join our program, let me know and we can recruit them. We can always use hard working, dedicated, fun loving people in our program.
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 for all athletes
3:25 PM until all practices, games, events, and conditioning are over.
SATURDAY: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM for morning treatments during football season.
Open as needed for all other fall, winter and spring sports.
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.
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 Saturday 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. $5.00 will go into the clubs general funds account.
B. $5.00 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 this fee 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 will 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 2 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.
You will also be expected to attend after school ASK lab tutoring if you are on academic probation. There are also some morning ASK lab opportunities, and the library is open several days a week before and after school. 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 mid terms 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, 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 2008/2009
(Revised June 2008)
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 600 hours during the school year (June 1, 2008
to May 31,2009)
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 60 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 600 daily cleaning/duty items.
H. The Student must render at least 60 treatments while working as a student athletic trainer.
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 not earn 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. However, this will occur rarely,
and would occur when a deserving student is unable to fulfill all of the requirements
because of medical, personal, or academic reasons.
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 2007/08 school year. I would like to re-instate it this year starting in June.
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 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:
1. Be one of the twelve Athletic Trainer of the Month Award Winners for that school year;
2. Be active in our program and be academically eligible;
3. Have earned a letter in athletic training;
4. Be an upper classman (sophomore, junior or senior);
5. Have at least 700 hours worked, 70 events covered, 700 duty/cleaning items completed, and 70 treatments rendered;
6. Have at least a 3.00 Grade Point Average;
7. Must fill out an application for the GREAT award in May.
The Head Athletic Trainer will choose the candidates for this award based on the above criteria, and then the Head Athletic Trainer, the Sports Medicine Club President, and the Team Physician will choose the award winner. This award will be announced at the annual Sports Medicine Awards Banquet.
1. The student will always be polite and respectful.
2. No profanity 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, or upstairs in the baseball building.. Student Athletic Trainers must keep all
personal belongings in their locker in the laundry room, upstairs or in the hallway closet.
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.
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.
2008/2009 SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB OFFICERS
PRESIDENT: Kristian Rigsby
VICE-PRESIDENT: Justin Bolt
SECRETARY/TREASURER: Katelyn Rigsby
HISTORIAN: Karissa Long
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.
STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINER JOB DESCRIPTION 2008/2009
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
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 and loyal.
6. The Student Athletic Trainer is expected to dress like a trainer. (see the program
policies for our program dress code) The school dress code will also be enforced.
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, 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 will 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 as
16. The Student Athletic Trainer will do any other tasks assigned by the Head Athletic
Trainer, Team Physicians, 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, 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
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 team physical therapist or a coach. The only
exceptions to this rule are for emergency situations and for routine treatments and
26. The Student Athletic Trainer may not use any electric modality (whirlpool, muscle
stimulation, TENS, ultrasound, or intermittent compression) without the
permission and direction of the Head Athletic Trainer, team physician, 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 trainer the entire school year,
June 1,2008- May 31,2009
** You will be expected to follow all of the same training room rules as the athletes.**
POLICY SECTION #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 training 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 SECTION #2 CONFIDENTIALITY
A. ALL medical information concerning our athletes is confidential. NEVER discuss 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. The exceptions to this are Sports
Medicine Club files and files that contain forms needed for the daily operation of the training room.
G. Violation of these confidentiality rules will result in immediate referral to the principal for disciplinary
POLICY SECTION #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 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 everything 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. 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 to 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 SECTION #4 GAME/PRACTICE AND SPORT ASSIGNMENTS
B. POLICY 4 A: 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. Everyone,
including veterans must earn the right to work Friday night football.
POLICY SECTION #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.
E. No one may use the computers without permission. If you want to help with our
computer work, we will train you. Sometimes you may be allowed to do school
work on the computers, but only if other work does not need to be done.
You may not play games on the computers without permission, and you will only be
given permission when all Athletic Training Room work is done or almost done.
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.
POLICY SECTION # 6 DATING OF ATHLETES BY STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINERS
A. Dating of athletes 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, and fooling around out of the athletic training room, out of
the hallway and stairwell outside of the Athletic Training Room, out of the gym lobby, and away
from all practices and games, and away from any time that you are assigned to work as
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 at school or at school
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 550 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 think that you may have problems working with the sport
that your "friend" plays, please arrange with the Head Athletic Trainer to have
you assigned to a sport or team other than the ones your "friend" plays on.
J If you show too much affection in the Athletic Training Room or if your dating of an athlete is
causing problems (gossip, fights, reputations), you will be separated from the person
are dating or "talking to" or "like".
POLICY SECTION #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.
B. All school rules and policies concerning these substances will be strictly followed.
C. If you are caught in possession of these substances or 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.
D. 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 SECTION #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. You need to read the Blazer Student
Handbook and the Discipline Code of Conduct for more information.
B. Student Athletic Trainers are not allowed to use tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs.
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 and terrible things to do, and are disruptive to our program and to peoples lives.
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