October 21, 2017

SLU AT Student has Rewarding Experience with the Students and Staff at Triad HS

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Triad High School
By: Jazmon Carroll (MAT Class of 2019)

Since August, I have had the opportunity to join the athletic training staff and student athletes at Triad High School in Troy, Illinois. I have had the pleasure in observing and learning from Jack Edgar ATC, my preceptor, as we work with Triad Athletics. So far, our main focus has been on football, but I have also been given opportunities to work with individual athletes of other sports as they progress through their injury rehabilitation.

Each day, I arrive about two hours before all practices begin. During this time, I assist in practice prep and preparing the athletes for practice, through taping, modality and manual therapy. After all preparations are finish, I then go out and cover football practice. Typically, you can find me at every football practice, every Varsity football game, every home JV/Freshman football game, and every home soccer game. Being at these events is important because it allows me to not only provide medical assistance when needed, but I am also able to connect and get to know the athletes.
The best day out of the week would definitely have to be game day. Fans fill the stands in excitement as they cheer on their Knights. I can honestly say the Troy community supports their players no matter what. Regardless of the results, they are proud of them.

Ending the game with a victory is thrilling, but for me the most rewarding part would have to be witnessing an injured athlete return to play, and I would say that I have the best seat in the house.

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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