Judge Memorial Catholic High School Sports Medicine
-Head of Sports Medicine: Mr. George Angelo
-Athletic Trainer: Eric Raustein LAT, ATC, ITAT
-Athletic Trainer: Bryanna Howard LAT, ATC, ITAT
The Judge Memorial Catholic High School Sports Medicine Program continues to add programs that help to keep our student-athletes safe with key prevention programs. Parents, and families are always free to stop by or give us a call with anything we can do to help your student-athlete lead a healthy, productive scholastic career. We love talking about our program, and sharing with you the most current information on sports-related injuries, training and program. Your support of Sports Med in time, talent and treasure is deeply appreciated. Go Bulldogs!
On-Site Athletic Trainers: Judge Memorial has athletic trainers on-site; available for students offering concussion assessments. Judge Trainers are ITAT Certified and have completed the Credentialed Impact Athletic Training Program. This is the highest level of training for concussion management. Our Sports Training team work together with the Counseling Department and the Faculty making Judge very unique in the Return to Learn concept we support.
Impact testing: UUOC and Judge began our concussion testing years in advance of current legislation and UHSAA regulations. Concussions are a big part of the news these days, ranging from the NFL to youth sports. The State has established standards for medical care of concussions, along with parent-student education programs. Judge has completed all of the training for the sports medicine team and is ready to provide the important education to the coaches and Judge student-athletes. Concussion testing will continue for all our student-athletes, with a focus on all contact sports. This impact testing and concussion recovery program is provided at no cost to Judge Athletic Teams due to our partnership with the UUOC. The UHSAA Concussion Return to Play protocol can be found below. This is a state mandated protocol that each athlete who suffers a concussion must complete prior to returning to sport.
More on Concussions in Sports: In a national study completed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), concussions were the second most common injury among the country’s high school athletes after ankle sprains and strains. In addition, about 40% of those with concussions return to play before being cleared by qualified medical personnel. NFHS sport rule books for this year, as well as the UHSAA Handbook, will contain suggested guidelines for concussion management and administration. A free course on concussion management developed by the NFHS is available online www.nfhslearn.com and is an excellent resource. The 20-minute course provides education and instruction about concussions and the actions to take when a concussion is present. For the latest information regarding concussion in sports: NFHS Web site www.nfhs.org or the CDC Web site http://www.cdc.gov/concussion
Insurance Reminder: All athletes must carry a current insurance policy to participate in sports. For more details, please see Scott Platz, Director of Athletics.