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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.

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 participate in SHC athletics in any capacity (e.g., pre-season conditioning/weight room sessions, tryouts, practice, post-season conditioning/weight room sessions, open facilities), all student-athletes are required to have a current PPE on file AND enroll on Appryse to complete the online Athletic Participation Forms.

This is required of all Freshmen regardless of athletic participation (see Class of 2022 web page).

Appryse is a web-based system to track medical history, emergency contact information, and mandated CIF/SHC athletic forms for students. As parents, you will be able to enroll your child and enter all information online as well as upload the Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE) form.  Information can be updated throughout the year as it changes.   A new feature allows up to two parents/guardians to have equal access to the same account and to receive all the same alerts and messages.  We are asking parents to enroll their child – students should not enroll themselves.  There is information intended for both parents and students and require an electronic signature by both.

If your son/daughter participated in SHC athletics during the 2017-18 school year, they have an existing account.  The information you entered last school year will be there.  You will just have to review and update when submitting.  If they have a current PPE on file, it will automatically be transferred over to the new enrollment.

Please click here for more information and to enroll on Appryse.  Please contact Mr. Oscar Melero (Head Athletic Trainer) at or Ms. Chelsie Baldwin (Assistant Athletic Trainer) at if you have any questions.


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. 

Sports Nutrition

Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA Infection

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