Parent/Guardian Information

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The purpose of this web site is to inform you about the Athletic Training services and Sports Medicine Care available to your student-athlete at Sherman High School.

As members of the Bearcat Sports Medicine Staff, it is our role to provide an objective assessment of injured athletes and manage a safe return to competition. We attempt to maintain a balance between competitive edge in a sport and ensuring participant safety.

Athletic trainers concentrate on three main areas…prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. We provide these services to all student athletes at Sherman High School during the school year. In addition, all scheduled home games are covered by at least one professional athletic trainer (when possible). At no time is your student-athlete expected to make sports medicine decisions on their own accord. We are always available and happy to assist in any way possible.

We expect every student athlete whom requires rehabilitation for an athletic injury to attend AM treatments. Student should arrive no later than 7:15 am to ensure full evaluation and treatment time. We understand some complications with transportation or time commitments will arise, and we are willing to address those issues as they present. Please understand, we require attendance to this morning treatment time as it will greatly benefit your student-athlete during their healing process.

In any non-emergency athletic injury we advise your student-athlete to come to the athletic training room before any physician appointments are made. This allows several things to happen. First, it ensures all relevant parties are aware of the situation. Secondly, it allows us to begin the paperwork necessary for the SISD Secondary Insurance policy claims. In short, it provides us the opportunity to provide optimum care before, during and after the physician visit.

It is very important that once your student-athlete visits a physician; whether it is initiated by a member of the Sports Medicine Staff or not, a written document from a physician is required prior to returning to any school related activity. A school related activity includes any type of practice or games.

Sherman ISD has purchased a SECONDARY insurance policy for all student athletes at Sherman High School and Piner Middle School. All insurance claims for athletic injuries on this policy must be completed through the athletic training room. We ask that all non-emergency athletic injuries are seen in the athletic training room prior to any physician visits in hopes of relieving you any additional, extra physician costs.

We invite you to contact us anytime if question should arise. Whether it pertains to information contained in this site, or something that should arise during your students-athlete’s time at Sherman High School. Please browse this site because we have placed several of our policies and procedures within. We hope you will find it useful and informative.

In closing, in order for your son or daughter to receive the optimum sports medicine care, we need both cooperation and communication. We will do our best to inform you anytime something may arise involving your student-athlete with either a written note or a phone call. Please contact us anytime you think we may be of service to you or your student-athlete.

Thank you for allowing us to work with both you and your son or daughter!

Sincerely,

Mark Stine, MS, ATC, LAT, CSC
214-244-0849

Melaney Card, MS, ATC, LAT
903-815-3840

Office Number: 903-891-6440, 4593