National Athletic Training Month

Posted on 03/07/2016

Not all athletes wear jerseys.

Each March, the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) celebrates National Athletic Training Month (NATM). It’s a time each year when there is an extra focus on educating everyone about the importance and value of athletic trainers.

Sports injuries can be serious and athletic trainers can save lives. They are experts in taking care of student athletes and the Cabot School District is honored to have the best of the best caring for our kids.

A huge thank you to our outstanding athletic trainers:

Jason Cates – Head Athletic Trainer
Jennifer Asberry – Assistant Athletic Trainer
Lyndsey Rich – Assistant Athletic Trainer and Sports Medicine Teacher
Hollie Whittaker – Assistant Athletic Trainer and Sports Medicine Teacher


There are 40,000 certified athletic trainers in the country. Over 70% of these healthcare professionals have terminal degrees of a Masters/Doctoral degree. Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions associated with the physical active populations.  

Athletic trainers are employed in schools and colleges/universities, but also hospitals, physician clinics, physical therapy clinics, industries, military and the performing arts. Not every athletic trainer is working with a quarterback or point guard.

Jason Cates, Head Athletic Trainer at Cabot High School says last year, emergency room insurance charges topped over $935 million dollars for athletic injuries that were seen in emergency room departments. As part of the Affordable Healthcare Act, he says, if there were athletic trainers in every high school in the country, millions of dollars could be saved by taxpayers. These unique healthcare professionals would be on site to manage the injury immediately and keep kids from have to be seen in ER’s for non-life-threatening injuries.

Right now, the Cabot School District is the only district in the state to employ four athletic trainers. Our Sports Medicine Program is also nationally recognized and serves as a model to other school districts.

We are also the first school district in Arkansas and 13th school district in the country to be awarded the distinction of the NATA Safe Sport School - 1st Team.



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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746