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Sports Medicine

The Hotchkiss School Athletic Training Department is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our students, including:

  • Injury prevention
  • Recognition and evaluation of injuries
  • Management and treatment of injuries
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Education and counseling


Pat Kelly, Head Athletic Trainer
Nick Leimbach, MS, ATC, LAT, PES
Patricia B. Kelly

LAT, ATC, EMT-B
Head Athletic
Trainer

Jon Russillo

MA, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Nick Leimbach

MS, LAT, ATC, PES
Assistant Athletic Trainer


The Hotchkiss School employs three full-time athletic trainers. They are certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, the governing body for athletic trainers. Our trainers are present for practices and games each day.

Athletic trainers at Hotchkiss are healthcare professionals who collaborate with the medical staff of the Wieler Health Center to optimize the activity and participation of student athletes. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. To become certified, athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training program at a college or university. The curriculum includes instruction and clinical experiences in the areas of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic methods, and nutrition. Athletic training is not the same as personal training.

Facilities

The athletic training room is a spacious, modern facility adjacent to the fitness center in the MAC. It includes a treatment tables, a hydrotherapy area, and a space for rehabilitation exercises. The athletic training room includes equipment to help student-athletes in rehabilitation and physical therapy.

Concussion Evaluation and Testing

As part of our concussion management program, all new students will be given a baseline ImPACT Test during the first few weeks of school. ImPACT is a user-friendly, computer based testing program specifically designed for the management of sports-related concussion. Visit impacttest.com for more information.

MRSA Information

Information and frequently asked questions about MRSA can be found at the Center for Disease Control website.

Hours

Wednesday & Saturday
We open at noon or earlier and stay open until all home games are finished.

Fall and Spring Seasons
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
1 - 6:30 p.m.

Winter Season
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
1 - 8:30 p.m.

Information for
Visiting Teams