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November 12, 2013

Liberty athletic trainers receive national award

Principal Roger Lee (far left) and Activities Director Dean Spahr (far right) present Mandy Carter and her trainers with their safe school banner.
By
Warrenton
Liberty's athletic training program received the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award.

The Eagles' training staff - led by head trainer Mandy Carter - earned "1st team" status for the 2013-16 timeframe.

Carter's program satisfied these requirements:

• Create a positive athletic health care 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 on the award, please visit: http://www.athletictrainers.org.


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