Our sports health care team has worked hard to make this program one of the best in Southern Arizona. We care about providing the best care for our injured athletes and providing the safest environment possible for our student-athletes to develop both on and off the playing field.
Policies and Procedures
If your child is injured during a practice or competition, he/she should report it to the coach immediately. Waiting to report an injury, or thinking it can be “walked off” will only result in additional injury. The coach will then direct the student-athlete to the athletic treatment center. If the student-athlete cannot ambulate on his or her own, the coach will send for the Head Athletic Trainer.
What can you expect if your child is injured during their participation in athletics here at Salpointe? One of four things will occur depending on the severity of their injury:
Minor injuries will be treated on site, and will be followed-up in the athletic injury treatment center as needed.
Moderate injuries will be treated and followed-up in the athletic injury treatment center, and a note informing you of the injury will be sent home with your child. The note will also contain home care instructions for you to assist your child with.
With a serious injury your child will receive initial treatment, and he/she will be sent home with a referral to a physician. Once a student-athlete receives a physician referral, they cannot participate in further athletics until they have been seen by, and return with a release note from a physician.
Severe injuries are those that require immediate medical attention, you will either be called to come and transport your child to an urgent care or emergency facility, or an ambulance will be called and you will be notified, depending on the severity of the emergency.
After any injury the student-athlete must follow-up with the athletic training staff prior to participating in a practice or competition. If the injury requires a visit to the emergency room or an appointment with a physician, the student-athlete MUST HAVE A PHYSICIAN’S RELEASE FORM, AND be cleared by the Head Athletic Trainer PRIOR to participating in a practice or competition.
PLEASE NOTE: If an in-season student-athlete sees a physician for any reason they MUST HAVE A PHYSICIAN RELEASE stating he or she can participate in athletics AND be cleared by the Head Athletic Trainer PRIOR to being allowed to participate in a practice or competition. There are NO exceptions.