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Athletics

Sports Medicine - Athletic Training

Greensboro Day School has a long tradition of providing high quality sports medicine care to its student athletes.

Our Certified Athletic Trainers

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Jon Schner

    Mr. Jon Schner LAT, ATC 

    Assistant Athletic Director, Head of Sports Medicine, US PE/Science
    336-288-8597
    Bio
  • Photo of Meg Sumner

    Ms. Meg Sumner MS, LAT, ATC 

    Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Trainer, Admissions Counselor, Cheerleading Operations
    336-288-8597
    East Carolina University - B.S.
    North Carolina A&T State University - M.S.
    Bio
Our two certified athletic trainers have over 40 years of experience in the field of Sports Medicine and cover our 17 sports and more than 40 teams at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. The 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 and mentoring. The directly supervised 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 Greensboro Day School community about nutrition, healthy living, first aid, CPR, and the effects of harmful substances. The sports medicine program also allows our own students to assist with the everyday operations of the athletic training room, on-field practice, and game coverage through our Student Athletic Training and Sports Medicine class.

Sports Medicine/Athletic Training

List of 2 items.

  • Learning Sports Medicine

    Greensboro Day School offers students the opportunity to advance their knowledge in the field of Health, Fitness, Sports Medicine, Human Performance, and Biomechanics.

    As freshmen, students take Health and Wellness, a prerequisite in our curriculum. Students may then take one or more of the advanced offerings in Sports Medicine, Fitness, or Human Performance/Biomechanics of Sport. All of the advanced 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 internship opportunities including orthopedics, physical therapy, athletic training, biomechanics, and exercise physiology.
  • Visiting School Teams

    For athletic teams traveling without an athletic trainer, our Sports Medicine Staff is available for emergency care and basic first aid.  The staff is available to tape athletes if needed – please send appropriate supplies. 

    Please notify the training room prior to arrival if there are any athletes who require special needs.
     
    Each bench will be supplied with water and injury ice. A receptacle for biohazardous waste is available upon request. Cups will be provided, but we ask visiting teams to bring water bottles if needed.
     
    Dillard Gym Training Room
    Our training room is equipped with the following modalities:

    Ice
    Hydrocollator packs
    E-Stim / Ultrasound
     
    **If a team is not traveling with an athletic trainer, please send appropriate supplies for treatment and care. Also 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.
Greensboro Day School Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award.  
2014 - 2017   &   2017 - 2020
This program recognizes high schools that help to keep young athletes safe.
 
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.
 
Jon Schner, LAT-ATC, Head of Sports Medicine at Greensboro Day School: “Greensboro Day School is honored to receive this 1st Team level recognition from NATA. We remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices, and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship, and good health. The goal of our two NATA Certified Athletic Trainers is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards as we support our players and coaches.”
 
Physical activity is very important for our youth, according to NATA president Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, CES. “There has been an increase in competitive sports, which are unfortunately not without risk. Brain injury/concussion, cardiac arrest, heat illness, exertional sickling, cervical spine fractures, and other injuries and illnesses are potentially life-threatening.” Proper planning with proper equipment and personnel is vital to the safety of student athletes today, he notes.
 
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, as Greensboro Day School did, athletic programs must do the following:
 
  • Create a positive athletic healthcare administrative system
  • Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
  • Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
  • Plan for selection, fit, function, and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
  • Provide a permanent, appropriately-equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
  • Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
  • Provide or facilitate injury intervention
  • Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
  • Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
  • Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities
 For more information please visit: www.athletictrainers.org.

 
    • www.ncathletictrainer.org

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