Policies and Procedures
The following policies are in place to keep a comprehensive athletic training program. They ensure athletes are cleared to participate. Additionally, it allows us to utilize the athletic training room as the health care facility it is. Please speak with the athletic trainer if you have any questions regarding any of these.
ALL student-athletes are required to have their physical (EL2) and consent and release (EL3) forms COMPLETELY filled out BEFORE they may begin in any sports participation. There are additional forms that are required for home-schooled athletes and athletes that didn’t enter the 9th grade at Westside High School. If you fall under one of these categories or are not sure, please ask your athletic trainer or athletic director for guidance.
Athletic Training Room Policies
- Profanity is NOT tolerated. If an athlete is caught using profanity they will be asked to leave. If the same athlete uses profanity a second time they will not be allowed back in the athletic training room.
- No food or drinks are allowed in the athletic training room. The athletic training room is a health care facility and should be treated as such. The ONLY exception to this is if the sports medicine staff gives it to an athlete for medical purposes.
- No cleats or shoes are to be placed on the treatment table. Placing them on the table will dig into the upholstery and cause it to rip or tear.
- ALL athletes MUST sign in to receive treatment. Even a band aid must be accounted for. If an athlete doesn’t sign in, he/she will not receive treatment.
- Athletes are NOT permitted to hang out and lounge around in the athletic training room. Once treatment has been rendered, the athlete must leave and join their practice/game.
Return to Play Policies
- Athletes are required to have page 1 on the AT18 (see the Appendix) signed by a physician BEFORE they begin a return to play protocol after sustaining a concussion. Once the return to play protocol has SUCCESSFULLY been completed, page 2 MUST then be signed by a physician to allow the athlete to return to full participation.
- If an athlete was told to see a physician, they WILL NOT be allowed to practice or play until they have been seen by a physician. If you require assistance seeing a physician, let the athletic trainer know.
- Sometimes athletes are given home programs. If this is the case, have the athlete give the program to the athletic trainer to copy, file and help in the rehabilitation process.