Dear Parents and Athletes of the Raines Community
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the William Raines Athletic Training Program. Below are brief descriptions for parents and athletes to understand the roles and responsbilities of the Raines Athletic Training Program.
Athletic Trainer: William Raines High School employs one full time athletic trainer. This individual is licensed by the state of Florida and is certified by the Board of Certification. The athletic trainer is here to ensure student athletes of this high school have the utmost care when it comes to their athletic injuries. He will actively participate in the prevention, treatment, and care of any athletic injury that occurs to your child during the course of their participation in athletics. Every attempt will be made by our athletic trainer to be in attendance for all high school athletic events.
Medical Referals: If in the unfortunate event your child will need a medical referral to a doctor either the athletic trainer or coaching staff will contact you to let you know. As your child’s parent, you are free to take your child to whichever doctor that you choose. From time to time there will be local doctors on site during Raine's athletic games or competition. If your child becomes injured and is evaluated by a doctor at the event site, you are not obligated to continue your child’s treatment with this doctor if further medical treatment is warranted. If and when your child is seen by a doctor for an injury or illness he/she are to bring a note from that doctor stating their activity level for both practices and games. This note is to be given to our athletic trainer at the high school or the student athlete’s coaches. Once the note is received stipulating an amount of time for restricted/no athletic activity, it will be followed by Raines Athletic Training Department Protocol. If you as a parent would like a second opinion regarding your child’s medical condition, you are free to do so. Raines Athletic Training Department asks that if you seek a second opinion that it be from a similar type or more specialized doctor.
Required Paperwork: The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) requires that all athletes have a valid pre-participation physical to practice and play. Raines Athletic Department, with the help of local medical professionals hosts a free physical day for every new and returning athletes each year in July. If a student athlete does not get his/her physical at that time they will be expected to get it on their own at their own expense.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child’s physical condition please do not hesitate to contact our Athletic Trainer via email.
Phillip Fain, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer