Cache high schools earn national athletic trainers award

A national award to four Cache Valley high schools recognizes their work in providing care for student-athletes.

The National Athletic Trainer’s Association presented the Safe Sports School Award to Sky View, Mountain Crest, Ridgeline and Green Canyon high schools. The award emphasizes the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.

The four schools partner with Logan Regional Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for athletic training support. That means that Logan Regional employs four certified athletic trainers who are assigned to work with athletics teams at the schools.

The athletic trainers are Travis Jackson (Green Canyon), Marcus Maw (Mountain Crest), Nathan Burnett (Ridgeline) and Curtis Cazier (Sky View).

Cazier said his schedule is typical of the trainers at the other three high schools.

“Here at Sky View they have an athletic period that is the last period of the day,” said Cazier. “I’m here at about one o’clock, and I stay until everything at the school is done. I’m here for practices, for games and available to help them any time.”

He said most of the equipment used by the athletic trainers is provided by the hospital. That includes various taping supplies as well as the modalities to provide injury and rehab care.

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