Club Sports Athletic Training
Club Sports offers on-site Athletic Training Services for our on-campus and home competitions.
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state’s statures, rules and regulations.
UConn Recreation offers Athletic Training services to our Club Sports Teams and medical coverage will be provided using the following priorities:
- On-Campus Competition
- On-Campus Practice
- Higher risk first
Any time an injury occurs at practice, home/away competitions or any other related activity, an Injury/Illness Report must be submitted within 24 hours. This form can be submitted by the injured person, or a team officer (i.e. Safety Officer).
–If Athletic Trainer IS present, they will fill out the Injury/Illness Report
–If Athletic Trainer is NOT present - Injury/Illness Report should be submitted within 24hrs by:
Any Club Sports student that has sustained a concussion or has any signs and symptoms of a concussion must follow up with the athletic trainer and physician as soon as possible. The Sports Medicine Staff from Club Sports will evaluate, monitor and assist the student throughout the recovery process.
The following are some signs and symptoms of a concussion to watch for:
- Blurry vison
- Ringing in ears (tinnitus)
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentration
- Nausea and vomiting
Club Sports Athletic Training Concussion Return to Play Protocol
- Each situation is to be considered unique and handled in that manner.
- No patient shall return to play following a concussion without the following:
- A physician’s evaluation and written clearance
- Successfully completing multistep return to play protocol
After physician’s clearance has been obtained the student will work with a Club Sport Athletic Trainer through the stages of Return to Play Progression.
- The Club Sports Athletic Training Staff reviews Accident Reports
- Athletes will be designated INACTIVE on the team roster based on type and severity of injury
INACTIVE STATUS means the student athlete will not be able to compete or practice until they have been cleared by a Physician and/or Athletic Trainer.
Some injuries require medical attention or time to heal. The Club Sports Athletic Training Team will work with the student and team physician to provide proper care and referrals as needed. While this is occurring, the student may be moved to an Inactive status on the roster.
Once deemed INACTIVE a general Email will be sent to:
- Injured Athlete
- Competitive Sports Staff
Once cleared to return to play by a Physician and/or Athletic Trainer an email will be sent once again informing the above list of the change from INACTIVE status to ACTIVE status.
Emergency Response Plans
Bolton Ice Palace
George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
Mark R. Shenkman Training Center
Dr. Zachary Maass
UConn Health Center
One Royce Circles
Storrs, CT 06268
Non-compliance & Discipline
- Verbal Warning
- Suspension for individual athlete
- Loss of facility time for team