Content for Athletes

Looking On

The risk of sports injuries for a student athlete is something that cannot be denied. Statistics reveal that 90% of student athletes report some sort of sports-related injury. 54% of student athletes report they have played while injured.  37% of high school athletes say they have experienced sprains. 12% report they have sustained concussions and head injuries from their time on the field. In 2012 alone, 163,670 middle school or high school athletes were reported being seen in the emergency room for a concussion.  But sports injuries aren’t the only thing that a student athlete needs to be aware of. Between 2008 and 2015, more than 300 sports-related deaths of young athletes occurred in America alone. We share these statistics not to scare you or discourage your passionate participation in sports. We share them so you can be a part of reversing this trend.

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Washington Twp. High School’s Tanya Dargusch Selected for Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award

2/12/2015
Washington Township High School head athletic trainer Tanya Dargusch was chosen by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) as one of their 2015 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award winners. Dargusch joins 17 colleagues from across the nation who will be honored with the award this June at the NATA convention in St. Louis.

Two New Jersey Athletic Trainers Team Up to Save the Life of a Spectator

2/19/2015
On January 30, 2015, David Csillan, Head Athletic Trainer with Ewing High School and Tammy Osterhout, Assistant Athletic Trainer with Rancocas Valley High School were taking in their respective team’s game at the Jeff Coney Classic Tournament. David decided to travel to the game that night, which is not something he ordinarily does