Policies & Procedures Quick Look
1. It is important that all athletes inform their coaches or the athletic trainer of any injury either in person or through email. If parents learn of an injury to their child, they should encourage their student-athlete to let their coach or athletic trainer know immediately. Athletes can send an email to Megan at email@example.com and cc their coach and parent as well.
2. ANY ATHLETE WHO SEES A DOCTOR FOR AN INJURY IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A DOCTOR’S NOTE TO THE ATHLETIC TRAINER PRIOR TO RETURNING TO ANY LEVEL OF ACTIVITY.
3. All injuries must be cleared through the athletic trainer. Coaches cannot and will not clear athletes for participation. If an athlete brings a doctor’s clearance note to the coach, they will still need to be cleared through the athletic trainer.
4. Coaches may not make medical decisions. It is not a coach’s job to decide if an injury is too minor to send to the athletic trainer. Injured and healing athletes should check in with the coach before they come to the training room so that the coaches know where they are. Until specifically told otherwise, injured athletes should return to the athletic training room for treatments each day—after informing coach where they are.
5. Skyline and the athletic training staff take head injuries very seriously. If your athlete sustains a concussion, the athletic trainer will work with the school nurse to ensure that the student-athlete safely returns to both schoolwork and athletic participation. Our full concussion protocol can be found on the athletic training website listed below.
Injury Reporting and Care of Injured Athletes
As an athletic trainer, it is my goal to keep every athlete safe and prevent injuries. However, there are inherent risks with playing any sport and sometimes injuries just happen. If your child becomes injured during a Skyline sport or activity, it is highly recommended that they come to the athletic training room for evaluation and treatment prior to seeing a doctor. This can potentially save you the time and money that comes along with a doctor's visit, as well as decrease missed participation time. Of course, you have every right to seek whatever medical care you see fit for your child.
Communication is a vital part of providing the best care to your child. I will do my best to communicate with you about any injury your child may sustain. However, some injuries are not severe enough to warrant an email or phone call home. In the event of a non-emergency injury, I will likely email you regarding the injury and recommendations for care. In the event I think an injury warrants a referral to a physician, I will contact you by phone and send your child home with a Physician Referral Form to be filled out by the treating physician and returned to me. If your child is treated by a physician without a referral from me, a note from that doctor must be brought to me prior to returning to participation. Notes must clearly state diagnosis/injury, clearance status or return date, and physician name and contact information.
Before students participate in sport or activity, qualified medical personnel should evaluate their health. All Skyline High School student-athletes must receive an annual pre-participation physical examination. Incoming Freshmen must have a physical dated after June 1st. These physical examinations are required and will cover the athlete for one year from the date of the physical exam. A licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner must complete the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation.
Physician Referral Form
Concussion Referral Form
Post-Concussion Symptom Checklist
NFHS Physician Release for Wrestler to Participate with Skin Lesions
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