ACAC provides athletic trainers at Albemarle, Charlottesville, Monticello and Western Albemarle as well as private schools such as Covenant and Tandem Friends. They also serve additional groups such as SOCA, the Charlottesville Tom Sox, Monticello United Soccer Club and the boys middle school lacrosse league in the area.
“Our athletic trainers are present to provide assistance in getting the athletes ready for practices and games,” Boyer said. “This could range from taping/bracing, evaluating recent injuries, stretching the athletes, performing functional testing to determine the safe participation of an athletes as well as constant education.”
Boyer said each ACAC provides two athletic trainers per school and they typically work from around 3 p.m. each afternoon until all practices or games are completed each night, which ranges from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Some of their tasks include ensuring athletes have water and ice on the playing fields and in the game, as well as well-stocked…