Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
Head Athletic Trainer
Jon Schner, LAT-ATC
336-288-8590, ext. 707
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Meg Sumner, LAT-ATC
336-288-8590, ext. 720
Greensboro Day School has a strong tradition of providing quality sports medicine care to its student athletes. We have two certified athletic trainers who cover our 17 sports and more than 40 teams at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Our Sports Medicine Facility/Training Room is located at ground level within our Dillard Athletic Complex.
During practices and home games, a certified athletic trainer is available to evaluate injuries and provide immediate and follow up care. Our certified athletic trainers also serve as Associate Clinical Instructors for our local colleges and universities. This allows additional opportunities for care. The directly supervised on campus graduate and undergraduate students from local universities and colleges are another set of eyes and ears, often bringing our on site "staff" to 4-5 persons.
Athletic trainers, and athletic training students, also educate the GDS community about nutrition, healthy living, first aid, CPR, and the effects of harmful substances. The GDS sports medicine program also allows our own US students to assist with the everyday operations of the athletic training room, on-field practice, and game coverage through our Student Athletic Training Club and Sports Medicine class.
Learning Sports Medicine
Greensboro Day school offers students the opportunity to advance their knowledge in the field of Health, Fitness, Sports Medicine, and Biomechanics. As freshmen, students take Health and Wellness, a prerequisite, as part of our PE curriculum. Students may then take one or more of the advance offerings in Sports Medicine, Fitness, or Biomechanics of Sport. All of the advance sections require training for certification in a Professional Rescuer CPR/AED course. Students wishing to gain further practical experience in the field may participate in our Student Athletic Training Club. There are many internship opportunities for seniors including orthopedics, physical therapy, athletic training, and exercise physiology.
Visiting School Teams
Greensboro Day School welcomes our visiting sports teams.
- For athletic teams traveling without an athletic trainer, our Sports Medicine department is available, if asked, for emergency care and basic first aid.
- Our staff is available to tape athletes if needed. Please notify the training room prior to arrival if there are any athletes who require special needs.
- We provide cups but ask visiting teams bring water bottles and tape supplies or padding material that may be needed.
- Each bench will be supplied with water and injury ice. A receptacle for biohazardous waste is available upon request.
Our training room is equipped with the following modalities:
- Hydrocollator packs
- Extremity whirlpool
- E-Stim Ultrasound
**If a team is not traveling with an athletic trainer, please have a physician or school athletic trainer call with specific parameters should an athlete require the use of a modality. Without specific instruction, we cannot provide treatment other than basic heat and ice.