Mitch Smelis, AT, ATC
Meaghan Rourke, AT, ATC
The Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Secondary School Athletic Training Committee is committed to bring forth the role and function of the Licensed Athletic Trainer in the secondary school setting to all people that have a vested interest regarding injury management procedures, policies, rules, regulations as it pertains to student athletic safety in the state of Michigan.
Mitchell Smelis, Fenton HS – Committee co -chair
Meaghan Rourke, Allen Park HS - Committee co-chair
Jesse Brinks, Northview HS
Lorin Cartwright, retired
John Ciecko III, Bloomfield Hills HS
Nicole Coleman, Marquette HS
Kevin Fleming, Hanover Horton HS
L. Richard Kieft
Paige Mielke, Novi HS
Martha Munsell, Fowlerville HS
Amy Ream, Traverse City Central HS
Bob Taylor, Niles HS
Brianna Taylor, Battle Creek Lakeview HS
2019-20 NATA/KSI ATLAS Secondary School survey is open...Click Here. If you work in the secondary school setting, please take a few minutes and complete this years survey! Even if you have completed it in years past, please take a few minutes to take it again for this school year. The survey changes annually to help collect updated AT contact information, as well as other information about your school/program.
If you don't work in the secondary school setting, but have colleagues that do, please spread the word and encourage them to take the survey as well. The more info we can collect, the better we can map and understand this setting across Michigan!
NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award
Click Here (Nominations due October 15, 2019)
NATA Secondary School Servant’s Heart Award
Click Here (Nominations due September 15, 2019)
NATA Secondary School AT Advocate Award
Click Here (Nominations due September 15, 2019)
MATS ATLAS Initiative GO HERE
MHSAA Concussion Care Insurance Benefit GO HERE
Gatorade SS Award GO HERE
MATS Safe Sports School Winners GO HERE
NATA Safe Sports School Application GO HERE
AT Helmet Sticker Project GO HERE
NEED AN AT? GO HERE
Secondary Schools with low availability of athletic trainers may be at higher risk of repeat concussion. READ HERE
MHSAA Concussion Care Insurance Benefit
Continuing in the 2018-19 school year, the MHSAA is providing supplemental insurance for the payment of medical expenses related to concussions. The injury must have occurred during a MHSAA activity of a member school. The policy limit is $25000.00 for each occurrence.
The program intends to assure that member MHSAA student athletes revived prompt and professional medical services for head injury even if the athlete is uninsured or under-insured.
The insurance offered by MHSAA through K and K company is a secondary carrier. This means when the primary insurance is used then the school's athletic insurance (if a coverage is provided) is used then and only then the MHSAA policy used to pay remaining costs.
So in fact you could have 3 insurances paying for costs related to concussion injury.
See your Athletic Director or Athletic Trainer for additional information about the program.
Forms and other information GO HERE
Secondary School Position Improvement Guide GO HERE
Consensus Statement on Best Practices for Sports Medicine Management for Secondary Schools GO HERE
The MATS Secondary School AT Committee is working to make the MI AT Helmet Sticker Project available to you in the near future!
We were glad to see the interest when we started this project at the MHSAA Football Finals held at Ford Field Nov 23-24.
We will post further information once it is available, we still have a few details to finalize first.
THANKS to the MHSAA for partnering with us and allowing us to roll out this initiative at Ford Field this November!
Gatorade Secondary School Award
Information on nominations for the 2020 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award will be available in late summer of 2019!
Stay tuned for further details!
SSATC and Gatorade are excited to announce the second year of The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award. This award recognizes a certified athletic trainer from each NATA district who has made outstanding contributions in furthering their high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of secondary school athletic training. Each winner will receive a $1,000 grant toward the program featured in their submission; a Gatorade G Series Performance package – which includes everything from coolers and squeeze bottles to product and towels, a Sidelines Cart – that will help give teams’ sidelines a professional look – and an all-expense-paid trip to NATA Annual symposia in 2020 (flight, accommodations and conference registration).
Active certified athletic trainer and a current member of NATA
State Licensure # (If Applicable)
A full-time or part-time employee in the secondary schools
NATA Safe School Recipients
as of 8/2018