Playing in high school sports has never been safer! Our coaches are mandated to complete a series of trainings through the Oregon School Activities Association. Each Hillsboro School District High School has an onsite Athletic Trainer. Most Athletic Trainers have "office hours" between 1p.m. and 9p.m. Athletic Trainers cannot be at every event but are able to assist players from every team with treatment to help get them back onto the field, court or track. HIPA certified communication can be done with Athletic Trainers using the Healthy Rosters App, once you have an account setup.
Athletes that compete in sports with a higher incident level of concussions are provided an Impact test. Impact testing happens prior to the season as a baseline assessment and is used should a participant sustain a suspected concussion during the season. If the trainer is present at the time of a possible concussion they will assess the athlete and determine whether an athlete is able to return to play. In the absence of the trainer, the coach will make the determination. If a suspected concussion has occurred it is always recommended to get evaluated by your personal doctor. Upon confirmation of a concussion the trainer will oversee the Return To Play Protocol.
In addition to the aforementioned safeguard, we also have Emergency Action Plans that provide us with a blueprint of procedures and resources at each venue where our participants perform.