GRAHAM ISD ATHLETIC TRAINING
Graham ISD Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries for all of the student athletes of GISD. Recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health professionals, GISD athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. GISD Athletic trainers are often one of the first heath care providers on the scene when injuries occur, and therefore are able to recognize, evaluate, and assess injuries and provide immediate care when needed. GISD athletic trainers also are heavily involved in the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries.
GISD athletic trainers often help prevent injuries by advising on the proper use of equipment and applying protective or injury-preventive devices such as tape, bandages, and braces. Injury prevention also often includes educating people on what they should do to avoid putting themselves at risk for injuries. During the school year the athletic training rooms will open at 7 am every school day. Injured athletes should come in at that time for evaluation and rehabilitation.
Because of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements morning treatments will be different than in years past. All student athletes must wear a mask while in the athletic training room while being evaluated or working on injury rehabilitation. We will attempt to see student athletes on an as needed/walk in basis but we may ask students to wait outside and we will notify them when they can be seen. If we need to go to an appointment method of seeing student athletes we will notify all students and parents via Parent Square. We want to help all student athletes with their injuries as in year’s past but we also must abide by all state and local health requirements. We ask that everyone be understanding during this time.
Any student who participates in a sport or cheerleading from grades 7 - 12 must complete the online registration through Rank One Sport prior to their first workout. This can be found HERE
FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR ONLY THE UIL WILL NOT REQUIRE A NEW PRE-PARTICIPATION FORM FORM FOR ANY STUDENT WHO PREVIOUSLY HAD AN ACTIVE FORM. IF YOUR STUDENT WAS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE LAST YEAR THEY WILL NOT NEED A NEW PHYSICAL TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR. YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE (RANK ONE) FORMS. ANY STUDENT WHO HAS DID NOT HAVE A PHYSICAL THAT ALLOWED THEM TO PARTICIPATE LAST YEAR WILL NEED ONE FOR THIS YEAR. THIS WILL APPLY TO ALL SEVENTH GRADE ATHLETES AND MANY INCOMING MARCHING BAND PARTICIPANTS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.
If your student does need a pre participation physical to participate the form can be found here https://www.uiltexas.org/files/athletics/forms/PrePhysFormRvsd4_24_20.pdf