November 24, 2013

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Webster Groves High School

Webster Groves High School – Home of the Statesmen!
By: Michelle Cybulski (MAT Class of 2014), Kayla Kelley and Michael Aaron (MAT Class of 2015)

We currently have our clinical education experience at Webster Groves High School with their athletic trainer Sean Wright, ATC. Working with Sean, all the coaches, and their athletes has been an enjoyable educational experience for us. From day one we were welcomed and treated as vital members of the sports medicine team. The coaches and athletes at Webster Groves are very respectful, cooperative, supportive, and we feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to work with them.

SLU AT students at the Webster Groves-Francis Howell football game.
This fall we worked with football, boys soccer, field hockey, cross country, girls tennis, girls volleyball, and softball. We’ve had the opportunity to cover the varsity football team all the way to the semifinals and have upheld the crazy, WGHS tradition of ATs wearing shorts to every varsity football game.  We hoped to get the chance to travel with them and wear our shorts one more time for the state championship game at the Edward Jones Dome, but we are proud of the team on their great season!

Michelle Cybulski, Sean Wright ATC, Michael Aaron and Kayla Kelley
We’ve also began working with the winter sports athletes for girls and boys basketball, and wrestling.
Sean has been the athletic trainer at Webster Groves High School for 8 years, and you can tell how much his help is appreciated by all the coaches, athletes and their parents.  Sean is a great teacher and he’s very passionate about the field of athletic training; we are fortunate to have him as our preceptor. Sean also teaches health and offers two levels of athletic training classes to his students at WGHS. These students accompany us to games to help out and learn about athletic training.  It’s a nice opportunity for us to test our knowledge by teaching them what we have learned and answering their questions about athletic training.

The best part about working at WGHS and with Sean is how much we get to help out and be hands on. He lets us do as much as our comfort levels allow, giving us guidance as needed, and we are very grateful for this.

This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site and their preceptors. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU AT Program.

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