Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) proudly partners with Pivot Physical Therapy to provide Athletic Training services to FCPS High School Athletic Programs.
All assigned Athletic Trainers are nationally certified (ACT) by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and are licensed health care professionals. For more information on the profession, education, and requirements for certification please click on the link below.
Tuscarora Named NATA Safe Sports School In 2014, Tuscarora High School was selected as a recipient of the National Athletic Trainers Association Safe Sports School award for its athletic program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, athletic programs must do the following:
Create a positive athletic health care system.
provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations.
Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities.
Plan for selection, fir 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.
Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities.