The Cabot School District takes pride in being the best of the best and athletic training is no different. Cabot was recently awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Associations ‘Safe Sports School 1st Team’ designee for the second time. In 2013, Cabot was awarded the three year award (2013-2016) and at the time they were the first school in the state of Arkansas and the 13th school in the country to receive this award.
This award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes and reinforces the importance of providing the best level of athletic health care, injury prevention, and treatment.
Head Athletic Trainer Jason Cates said, "I would like to thank the administration of CPS for the emphasis that is placed on athletic healthcare throughout our district.
Athletic Training Staff includes: Jason Cates, Head Athletic Trainer | Jennifer Asberry, Assistant Athletic Trainer | Hollie Rush, Sports Medicine Teacher and Lyndsey Rich, Sports Medicine Teacher.
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, athletic programs must meet the following criteria:
Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
Provide or facilitate injury intervention
Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
Educate athletes and parents on the potential benefits and risks in sports, as well as their responsibilities