Welcome to the Mandarin Mustang Athletic Training homepage. This website is designed to provide information about all aspects of the Mandarin Athletic Training Program and to assist potential or current Mandarin Mustangs with navigating the athletic health requirements at Mandarin High School.
What are Athletic Trainers?
Athletic trainers are licensed health care providers who are highly trained in the prevention and recognition of sports-related injuries. We are skilled in keeping kids safely competing whenever possible. However, we recognize when kids should be sidelined due to an injury and help them navigate the health care system to receive the care that is needed. We work together with our team physician and coaches in promoting a culture of safety in our school athletic programs. Most importantly, we are trained and ready to respond in the event of a dangerous injury or emergency situation.
Why are Athletic Trainers needed in schools?
Athletic trainers are needed in high schools to provide leadership for sports safety. I educate kids, coaches, and parents on how to prevent sports-related injuries. I want all kids to be injury-free when playing sports; but I also know that sudden cardiac arrest, exertional heat stroke, exertional sickling, and head injuries are the top 4 deadly risks of sports. I am trained and prepared to respond to a dangerous injury or emergency event, if one occurs.
Our mission of the Sports Medicine Team to keep all athletes safetly competing. We will continue to use best practices to provide the most effecient healthcare possible. We strive to take the latest knowledge and understanding in the medical field to deliver comprehensive care in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries sustained in the secondary school setting. Our continuous collaboration with physicians, the athletic department, coaches and parents is to ensure the safest and quickest return to competition for all student athletes.