Welcome to the Minutemen Sports Medicine Program! For over 15 years our staff has worked hard to build our program from its infancy into a leader in athletic health care in the secondary school setting. We invite you to read through our page in order to learn a little bit more about our program and the services we offer to our student-athletes.
What is the Sports Medicine Program/Athletic Training Center?
Under the direction of a team physician, our certified Athletic Trainer has developed an emergency action plan for the schools’ athletic department; regularly evaluates injuries; obtains pertinent medical histories; maintains expertise in emergency procedures; maintains records for injury evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation; and provides daily preventative, rehabilitative, and reconditioning treatments.
Although most injuries occurring in high school athletics are minor, we are pleased to offer trained and educated personnel on-site to care for our athletes. Injuries that are treated immediately, and allowed to heal properly may reduce the risk of a more serious injury or re-injury. Our certified Athletic Trainer provides necessary daily supervision of rehabilitation and reconditioning programs allowing for safe return to participation. A team approach is utilized between the Athletic Trainer, physician, parents, athlete and coach as applicable.
Pre-Participation Clearance *NEW!
The Maranatha athletic department will be now be using Athletic Training Software (ATS), which is a web based software for entering and tracking all required medical release forms. All student-athletes must register and complete all modules on the ATS athlete portal (click HERE to access; use "New" for athlete ID and password). If you would like assistance completing any of the modules please refer to the tutorial link below. The physicians form may be accessed under the electronic documents section of ATS. This form will need to be downloaded, completed by a physician, scanned and uploaded into your account on ATS. The physical form will need to be downloaded and completed by a physician. This form will then need to be scanned and uploaded into your account on ATS. If you are unable to scan this document, please return it to the Athletic offices and we will be happy to assist you. Please be sure that all information and signatures required on the online modules are completed or the student-athlete will not be cleared to participate.
Athletic Participation Clearance Process Tutorial (PDF)
Physical Day: For the convenience of our athletes and families, each summer Maranatha hosts an annual Physical Day at which athletes may complete their physical on-campus at a cost of only $25. The physicals take place in the Student Center to allow access to our Computer Café so that families can complete the ATS online registration, if they had not done so already. Families are encouraged to complete the required ATS modules online before coming to the Physical Day.
THE NEXT PHYSICAL DAY WILL BE: June 2013 (check calendar for specific date and time)
What to do when you get hurt
Because injury is an inherent risk of athletic participation, Maranatha’s administration, coaches, and Athletic Training Center work consciously every day to prevent athletic related injuries and reduce the number and severity of injuries that do occur. When a student is injured, the athlete should report the injury to the Coach and the Athletic Trainer.
Maranatha’s Certified Athletic Trainer is available at all regularly scheduled practices and home games during the week and is available for consultation with parents at their request.
If the athlete is taken to a physician, for any reason, please bring a note from the physician explaining any restrictions, treatment, and the diagnosis to the Athletic Trainer. Per MHS Policy, the athlete may not participate following a physician’s visit without such a note.
Concussion Information for Parents and Coaches
Maranatha High School has long been a leader in recognizing the seriousness of concussions and has for years implemented strict rules and guidelines regarding the participation by student athletes subsequent to a suspected concussion. All coaches are required to be trained annually regarding the symptoms of concussions and the methods they can employ to ensure the safety of our student athletes. Maranatha High School utilizes the Center for Disease Control's Concussion program for training coaches. Coaches (and parents or athletes wishing to be better informed regarding concussions) can access the training modules online at http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/HeadsUpConcussion.html.
Learn more about Athletic Training
National Athletic Trainers' Association