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CH and PME win athletic training award

CH and PME win athletic training award

By: Florence Brown   March 3, 2017

Swiftwater, Pa (March 3, 2017) –  Pocono Mountain East High School and Coordinated Health (CH) announced this week at the Pocono Mountain School District Board Meeting that their sports medicine program has earned recognition from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). 

The recognition, called the Safe Schools 1st Team Award, is given to schools that display an exceptional level of dedication to student athlete safety based on 10 criteria points: 

  • 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 venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
  • Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
  • Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities

“Pocono Mountain East is proud to be one of only 52 schools in the state of Pennsylvania to earn this award,” said head Athletic Trainer Brenda Dailey as she presented to the school board. 

In Pennsylvania, there are no laws requiring a medical professional to be present at sporting events or practices. The PMEHS sports medicine team includes Ms. Dailey, Matt Mazzie, Serena Gehman, Dr. Steve Mazza, Dr. Seth Burkey and Dr. Marco Martinez. The team provides coverage, oversight and guidance across training room hours, practices, game days and special events.

“It is through the efforts of our Athletic Trainer, Brenda Dailey, that our school has received this award,” said Robert Black, PMEHS Athletic Director. “Pocono Mountain East High School is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe 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. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players.”

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