Head athletic trainer Oscar Melero tapes a student-athlete's wrist.

Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Sports Medicine Program provides an excellent standard of care for our over 650 student-athletes in all 53 teams. The program provides injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation, as well as implements the ImPACT program, a computerized neurocognitive assessment tool for treating concussions. Our two full-time certified athletic trainers also serve as first responders on campus for the SHC community and provide medical care, education and information on many non-sports-related issues as well as all sports injuries.

Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) and Athletic Participation Forms

In order to try out for a sport or participate in any capacity, all student-athletes are required to have a current PPE on file AND have completed the online Athletic Participation Forms – both are accessible on the SHC Athletics webpage under Sports Medicine. Please follow these two steps:
  1. Print the Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form and complete page 1 (including signatures/dates), have your physician complete page 2 (including signature / date/disposition). Submit a hard copy to the athletic trainers – pages 1 & 2 must be submitted together.
  2. Complete the Athletic Participation Forms. For your convenience, these forms can be easily and quickly completed online.

Injury/Illness Physician Form

Please do not use this form for head injuries/concussions. Instead, use the Physician Note to School form under the Concussion section below.

Accident/First-Aid Report Form

To be be completed by coaches in case of injury or accident at practice or competition.

Concussions

For more information regarding concussions, please visit the CIF's website.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Automated External Defibrillators

For more information on sudden cardiac arrest and AEDs, please visit the CIF's website.

Information for Visiting Teams

Most on-site athletic events will be covered by an athletic trainer and provided access to water and ice for injuries. These sports include: girls and boys volleyball, girls and boys basketball, football and wrestling. If you would like to arrange for treatment for a student-athlete, please contact the head athletic trainer, Mr. Oscar Melero, ahead of time at 415.775.6626 ext. 788 or at omelero@shcp.edu

Due to the numerous off-campus sites for outdoor sports, an athletic trainer may not be present for all events. These sites have limited or no access to water or ice for injuries, so we strongly suggest visiting teams bring water, injury ice and a first aid kit. Again, if you would like to arrange for treatment for a student-athlete please contact Mr. Oscar Melero ahead of time. 

Sports Nutrition

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