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Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory


Fightin' Irish Athletics

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory

Fightin' Irish Athletics

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory

Sports Medicine

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

Oscar C. Melero, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, ITAT
Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer

Mr. Melero is in his 21st year as Head Athletic Trainer at SHC overseeing the Sports Medicine Program.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training/Clinical Exercise and Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology from the Kinesiology Program at Cal State University, Hayward.  In addition to being the Head Athletic Trainer, he is also the Sports Medicine Club Moderator and AED Emergency Response Director.  He is a board Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, an ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer through ImPACT, and a certified instructor in First Aid/CPR/AED through the Health and Safety Institute.   

Mr. Melero, along with Jessica Markbreiter, MS, ATC (Assistant Athletic Trainer) provide care for over 750 student-athletes in all 56 teams.   The Sports Medicine Program provides injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation, as well as implements the ImPACT program, a computerized neurocognitive assessment tool for treating concussions.  In addition to sports injuries, Mr. Melero and Ms. Markbreiter also serve as first responders on campus for the SHC community and provide medical care, education and information on many non-sports related medical issues.


Jessica Markbreiter, MS, ATC
Assistant athletic Trainer
Jessica Markbreiter, MS, ATC is in her first year as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep.  Jessica has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Half Moon Bay High School for the past four years, has been a Board Certified Athletic Trainer for six years and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for the past ten years.  Jessica obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX) and Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from A.T. Still University (Mesa, AZ).  Over her years of education and certification she has gained clinical experience in Division I University, Junior College, and High School settings. Jessica has co-authored two studies that were published in the Journal of Rehabilitation. 


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

We are partnering with Magnus Health to collect, manage and electronically store student health information, parent/guardian contact information, Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE) Form, and electronically complete other mandated athletic participation related forms.  You can find details regarding the privacy and security of this system here.  

This new system will help ensure that accurate and timely information is accessible to parents and appropriate school personnel. It should also reduce the amount of paperwork for parents to complete each year. As this is a web-based system, you will have continuous access to your child’s health record as well as the ability to make updates when needed.

Here is a checklist of things that should be entered into Magnus:

  • Conditional Questions
  • Vital Health Record - Health History
  • Consent to Treat Form
  • Athletic Participation Forms
  • Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE) Form

And, if applicable:

  • Prescription Medication Form
  • Asthma Action Plan Form
  • Food Allergy Action Plan Form
  • Diabetes Action Plan Form
  • Seizure Action Plan Form

Contact Mr. Sazo if you are having difficulty accessing your Magnus Account.


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.


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

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. 

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