Sports Medicine

Grace Community School’s Athletics has been working very hard over the past few years to put the health and safety of all of our students first, and to provide the best medical care possible. As the school’s athletic trainer I am very proud to announce that we have been awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association “Safe Sports School 1st Team Award”. This is an award given to schools who are committed to providing the highest standard of medical care 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.

In order to receive the award our athletic program must do all of the following:

  • 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 about the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities

This award continues to set Grace Community School apart from so many others. Our entire athletic staff works to implement these policies and procedures that ensure our athlete’s safety and well-being daily. The future is bright at Grace Community and we look forward to continuing to achieve our highest potential. Go Cougars!

McKenna Lucas, M.Ed., MBA, ATC/L
Head Athletic Trainer

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Additional Resources

Medical History Form

TAPPS Medical History Form, click here.

Physical Form

TAPPS Physical Form, click here.

Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

To read more about concussion and traumatic brain injury, click here.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

To read more about sudden cardiac arrest, click here.

Athletic Handbook

To read more about Grace Athletics, click here.