Athletic Training – What is it?
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation for all stages of life and ages. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical condition involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
Lancaster Mennonite High School has the privilege of partnering with CPRS Physical Therapy to provide Cal Napolitano as the Athletic Trainer. As the Athletic Trainer, Cal is available to work with any athlete who encounters a PIAA sports injury at practices or games.
Physical Packet - PIAA
Every LMS athlete must complete a Physical Packet. Each student athlete will need to complete and turn in every form in the physical packet on the deadline set by school administration. The deadline is usually one week before the start of the sport season.
The Physical Packet includes:
- PIAA Physical Form (Section 1-6)
- PIAA Parental and Physical Recertification Form (Section 7 & 8 are only needed by athletes who are seeking to participate in athletics in all subsequent sports season in the same school year who have already received a physical in that same school year)
- Student Athlete Contract
- Substance Abuse Policy
- Coaches Emergency Information Card
PIAA Parental and Physical Recertification Form (Section 7 & 8) are only needed by athletes who are seeking to participate in athletics in all subsequent sports season in the same school year who have already received a physical in that same school year). CLICK HERE for the Physical Recertification Form
Concussion Baseline Testing - ImPACT
The ImPACT program is a computerized test that assists our team physician/athletic trainer in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g., concussions). The ImPACT test is for ninth and eleventh graders or any student new to LMS or to an above-mentioned contact/collision sport. Baseline testing will be held at the high school prior to the first day of practice. Specific dates and times will be determined by the Athletic Trainer and posted on the LMS Athletics homepage a few weeks before the start of each sports season. This non-invasive test is set up in “video-game” type format and takes about 30-45 minutes to complete.
Each student athlete participating in any one of the following sports must complete an ImPACT baseline test every two years:
- Girls/Boys Soccer
- Girls Field Hockey
- Girls/Boys Basketball
- Boys/Girls Volleyball
- Girls Softball
- Boys Baseball
- Boys Lacrosse
If you have any questions about the Physical Packet, ImPACT testing or about the sports medicine program, please contact Cal Napolitano, LAT, ATC.
- Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association
- The National Athletic Trainers' Association
- ImPACT Test