Athletics are part of the educational process for many students and add to the growth of the adolescent and young adult. High school students involved in athletics with proper coaching demonstrate better academic achievement, have better attendance records, and learn lifelong lessons for success. However, the physicality of high school sports can be dangerous. It is estimated that more than 1.4 million injuries occur yearly to athletes at the high school level.
In 2013, realizing the need to protect and care for our young athletes, Mammoth Hospital began a partnership with Mammoth High School and the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Teams in which the hospital donates the services of certified athletic trainers to increase safety for the athletes. Our athletic trainers are there to serve all of the high school sports as well as the Mammoth Mountain Teams by providing on-site emergency care, assessing, treating, and rehabilitating injuries as well as providing education on topics such as proper warmup, injury prevention, nutrition, and concussions. Our athletic trainers work in collaboration with Mammoth Hospital’s physicians, nurses, EMT’s, and physical therapists. With a dedicated team approach, we can and will reduce injury, prevent catastrophic outcomes and allow our young athletes to enjoy the academic and athletic benefits that come from sports participation. It is our goal to prevent as many injuries as we treat and to keep these athletes in the game and doing what they love.
With that being said, in order for this program to continue to provide the best possible care for student athletes, we need your financial assistance. Donations received will go towards Mammoth High School becoming a “Safe Sports School.” Safe Sports Schools are nationally recognized schools that meet the highest standards of safety and emergency preparedness. Help us to provide a safe environment that will allow our kids to perform at their best!