WHS is fortunate to have a highly qualified and skillful full-time trainer as a member of our staff. On school days our trainer’s hours usually begin at 2:15 PM and last until the conclusion of the last practice or home game. During weekends and times when school is not in session, the trainer is required to be on site only for contests and for some scheduled scrimmages. Occasionally, the trainer will be on site for non-school day practices.
The training program exists to help athletes receive the best possible care. At certain times, however, the trainer and training room facilities are extremely busy. Consequently, access to the training room and its services is limited to athletes who require care only. Training services are granted on a first come, first served basis on practice days. On game days, students will be treated in an order that will allow bus and/or game commitments to be met.
In the event of an athletic injury, the trainer is in immediate control. At away contests, if the trainer is not present, the host school medical personnel are in control. If no medical personnel are present, members of the coaching staff are instructed to “take charge” of the situation and, if warranted, call for emergency care. All sport related injuries must be reported to the athletic trainer and a student may not return to competition without clearance by the trainer, which may also include written permission from a physician.
Student-athletes who have been treated for an injury must be cleared by the Athletic Trainer prior to resuming participation.
Updated September17, 2014