Charla Bouranis L.A.T.C -
Office Hours 2pm-
Office Phone :
Welcome to the Athletic Training web page at Beverly High School. On this page you find a description of what our athletic training staff provides as well as updated informatin on current regulations related to sports medicine and links to various materials related to injury protocols and regulations implimented by the athletic training staff.
What is the role of the Athletic Trainer?
To ensure the safety of all BHS athletes by providing on the field coverage of games and practices. Providing immediate medical care for all athletes. Evaluating and treating athletic injuries and making referral when needed.
Rececntly as of August 19. 2010 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has passed a new law related to sports-related head injuries, to ensure the saftey of all young athletes.
What does the law do?
- Requires Public schools to make sure student athlets, parents, coaches and any others involved in interscholastic sports learn about the consequences of head injuries and concussions through training programs and written material.
- The law requires athletes and their parents to inform their coaches about prior head injuries at the beginning of the season.
- If a student athlete becomes unconscious or suffers a known or suspected concussion during a game or a practice the law mandates removing the athlete from play or practice and requires written certification from a licensed medical professional for ”return-to-play”
- Prohibits the encouragement or permitting of student athletes to use sports equipment as a weapon or to use techniques that would endanger other players.
Where can I complete this interscholastic athletic head injury saftey training?
There are two free online courese containing all information required by the law found at the following links:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
National Federation of High School Sports: (no membership is required, a login must be created first)
The following form is required to participate in athletics at Beverly High School. Please sign and return this form along with your physical, permission slip and user fee.
For more on the new law:
The full text of the law : www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw10/sl100166.htm