In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care
professionals, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of
the athletic heath care team. Morris Catholic’s athletic trainer is a
nationally certified, and state licensed health care professional
educated and experienced in the management of athletic heath care
problems. The athletic trainer functions in cooperation with other
medical personnel, athletic administrators, coaches, and parents in
the development of appropriate health care protocols.
The main areas of responsibility of the athletic trainer’s office are
First Aid and Emergency Care- The athletic trainer is the first line
of medical care for Morris Catholic athletes and is fully certified in
Professional CPR, AED, and first aid.
Injury Assessment- All Morris Catholic sports-related injuries should
be reported to the athletic trainer in a timely manner for proper
evaluation, at which point the best course of injury management will
**Please note: Injuries sustained at home or in non-Morris Catholic
sports are not the responsibility of the athletic trainer.
Rehabilitation- Rehabilitation exercises, stretches, and modalities
can be completed in the athletic training office for most injuries.
Hours for rehabilitation must be scheduled in advance with the
athletic trainer, and a note is required for all injuries that have
been seen by a physician.
Medical Eligibility- In coordination with the school nurse, the
athletic trainer is responsible for determining medical eligibility.
ALL paperwork must be completed PRIOR to the official start of each
season. Additionally, all athletes sustaining Morris Catholic
injuries must receive clearance from the athletic trainer prior to
returning to play.