Athletic Training

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

Accident Reports

Any time an injury occurs at practice, home/away competitions or any other related activity, an Accident 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 Accident Report

–If Athletic Trainer is NOT present - Accident Report should be submitted within 24hrs by:

  • Athlete
  • Officer

Accident Reports

Concussion Policy

Any competitive 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:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Blurry vison
  • Ringing in ears (tinnitus)
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentration
  • Disorientation
  • Nausea and vomiting

Inactive/Active Procedure

  • 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
  • Officers
  • 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.

Referral Information

Dr. Zachary Maass

UConn Health Center
Once Royce Circle
Storrs, CT 06268
860-487-9200

Non-compliance & Discipline

First Offense:

  • Verbal Warning
    • Athlete
    • Officers

Second Offense:

  • Suspension for individual athlete
  • Loss of facility time for team

Required Forms

  1. Assumption of Risk, Permission to Treat & Confidentiality Release,
  2. Concussion and Injury Disclosure
  3. Clearance to Play                                            

Any person who participates on or tries out for a Club Sports team must complete all required forms  Forms 1 & 2 will be acknowledged electronically by each participant when joining a Club Sports team online.

The Clearance to Play form is located on the Student Health Services Website and must be submitted by scanning and uploading to the Student Health Portal myHealth.uconn.edu

NOTE: If your team acquires new members before the roster deadline, they also must complete these forms and your roster must be updated accordingly.

First-Aid Kit Retrieval

At the beginning of the year, each club must coordinate with the Club Sports office to sign-out their First-Aid kit.  At the end of the year, each club must coordinate with the Club Sports office to return their First-Aid kit. 

Athletic Training Quiz

Clubs will be sent information regarding guidelines/expectations for Athletic Training and will be required to complete a quiz that will be included in the Fall Semester Report.