ATHLETICS - Safety and Health for Athletes
The Tamalpais Union High School District is committed to a providing a safe, healthy environment for our athletes. To that end, the District has taken the following actions:
- Required annual Athlete Registration for all athletes. Please be sure to update your Register My Athlete account as soon any information changes.
- Complied with CIF requirements for health screening for athletes and concussion information prior to participation.
- Complied with CIF requirements for coaching certification including current first aid, CPR, concussion and sudden cardiac arrest courses.
- Included first aid and CPR certification as well as concussion education in Core Physical Education classes.
- Modernized all athletic facilities within the last ten years.
- Contracted with UCSF PlaySafe to provide the services of a certified athletic trainer in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The parent booster clubs and the District share in providing this service to coaches and athletes. The athletic trainer's major responsibility is safety of student athletes. S/he may make decisions about the ability of an athlete to practice and play and must clear them for return-to-play after a concussion.
The athletic trainers, certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (Profile of Athletic Trainers). working with TUHSD programs are:
- Americ Alvarado, ATC, Redwood High School (daily 2:00-7:00), firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-945-3600, x. 6615
- Fernando Saldana, ATC, Sir Francis Drake High School (M,Th,F 2:00-7:00), email@example.com, 415-453-8770, x. 4460
- Gina Biviano, ATC, Sir Francis Drake High School (Tu,W 2:00-7:00), firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-453-8770, x. 4460
- Jessica Dominguez, ATC Tamalpais High School (daily 2:00-7:00), TamHawksATC@gmail.com, 415-945-3600, x. 5023
The District believes that the medical care of athletes is the responsibility of the family. Injured athletes may be required to have clearance from a medical provider before returning to play.
Some families may want to take advantage of pre-concussion (baseline) testing that may be helpful in follow-up if a concussion is sustained. ImPACT is a baseline test that is administered by TUHSD certified athletic trainers. See the athletic trainer for more information. If a student-athlete suffers a concussion, a physician may request that the athletic trainer administer a post-concussion test. The physician will interpret the results of the tests.
Some families may want to participate in the Play Safe Cardiac Screening that is offered through our athletic trainers and their relationship with UCSF.
The following links are provided for the education of coaches, parents and athletes.