ZCHS Athletic Trainers:
317-873-3355 ext. 62333
SVSP Physicians: 317-415-5795
ZCHS Team Physician: Dr. Craig Veatch
ZCHS Team Orthopedic Surgeon: Dr. Scott Lintner
Hours/availability: The athletic training room is open on school days from the end of school (final bell) until events end and on Saturdays as needed.
Summer Hours/availability: The athletic training room is open on the following days throughout the summer for athletes who get injured and need assessed over summer break:
Tuesday, June 6th: 10 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, June 8th: 10 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, June 13th: 8 am - 9:30 am
Thursday, June 15th: 8 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday, June 20th: 8 am - 9:30 am
Thursday, June 22: 8 am - 9:30 am
Monday, June 26th: 7 am - 8:30 am
Thursday, June 29th: 8 am - 9:30 am
Monday, July 10th: 7:30 am - 9 am
Thursday, July 13th: 8 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday, July 18th: 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday, July 20th: 4 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Vincent Performance offers a walk-in clinic for acute/new injuries Monday through Friday from 8 am to 10 am. If the injury cannot wait to be seen at an already scheduled injury check, parents may utilize this option to be seen next day first thing.
Our Roles: To provide care for our athletes. We evaluate injuries, provide first aid, rehabilitation or taping/bracing as necessary. We are available for every athlete to see after school to address any problems they may be experiencing. We will make a decision on whether an athlete can participate and if their injury requires them to visit a doctor. We will not allow any athlete to continue to play if we believe they may harm themselves further.
What we expect from parents: We expect that we will be able to work together to care for your child. Please notify us if your athlete was injured during a practice, game or even at home so that we may be aware of the injury. This is preferable by email unless you need to talk to us directly. If you have questions regarding your athlete’s injury, please feel free to call, email or visit by appointment to discuss it further.
If your athlete is seen by a doctor regarding an injury or other reason affecting their participation in sports, it is the responsibility of the parent to make sure that a note indicating your athlete’s current participation status and continuing needs are conveyed in writing by their doctor and brought to the athletic trainer in a timely manner.
Physicals: Physicals must be on the IHSAA form. Physicals must be dated after April 1st to be eligible for the following year. Physicals MUST be signed by a doctor and must include the doctor's license #. They also must have the athlete and a parent signature on them. Athletic physical nights is held annually at St. Vincent Sports Performance. Physicals cost only $30 at physical night. The dates for the 2017-18 physicals can be found by clicking here.
This is a computerized neurophysiological test to help determine normal brain function. This is a tool used to determine when an athlete is ready to return to play following a concussion. It is required for most athletes participating in sports at ZCHS. All ImPACT testing will be completed as a team once all cuts are made. Sports that do NOT require ImPACT testing include golf, tennis, cross country, track (except for hurdlers and pole vaulters), swimming (except for divers).
Participation following an injury:
IHSAA Rule 9-14: Practice Attendance Required to Participate in a Contest
A student-athlete shall attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled practice sessions to be eligible for inter-school athletic competition. If, as a result of a school strike, student suspension, athletic suspension, health limitation or other similar reasons, a student shall fail to attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled practice sessions, such student shall be required to complete the following prior to participation:
- Attendance and active participation in preseason practices, if applicable;
- Attendance and active participation in four (4) school-supervised practice sessions of normal length, which shall occur on four (4) separate days prior to the day of the contest, if the student fails to attend and actively participate in more than four (4) but less than eleven (11) consecutive days of regularly scheduled practice
- Attendance and active participation in Six (6) school supervised Practice sessions of normal length, which shall occur on Six (6) separate days prior to the day of the Contest, if the student fails to attend and actively participate in more than Ten (10) consecutive days of regularly scheduled practice
Interpretation of Rule 9-14:
Days Missed # of Practices Required
5 to 10 4
More than 10 6
Nutrition/Hydration: We will provide water for all the athletes for home games. Please send your child to practices with their own water bottle. Watch for weight loss of your athlete and be sensible about diet and exercise.
Hygiene: Please remind your athletes about good hygiene. Athletes must shower as soon as possible after every practice and game. Athletes should not share towels (send one with your athlete), soap or deodorant. Please make sure they are bringing home their gear and properly disinfecting it on a weekly basis. It is helpful to send your athlete with disinfecting wipes to store in their locker for daily use. Washing hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water helps prevent the spread of infection.
For more information about any of the above topics, please contact the athletic trainer for your school.