This section of the MV Sports Medicine lookup site is vital in providing you with resources concerning Athletic Training Facility (ATF) hours of operation, Team Information document access and training video, NFHS required and optional courses, understanding concussions, understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and inclement weather protocols.
Required NFHS Courses (bi-annually)
- Register for a free account
- Sign in to your account
- Click - “Order Course” (this is free)
- Complete the concussion training course
Print certificate and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional NFHS Courses
Concussion Basics for Coaches
Video Resources on Concussions
Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart unexpectedly stops beating. SCA is usually caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart. SCA results in death if not treated within minutes.
Inclement Weather Protocols
Mount Vernon utilizes the Thor-Guard lightning prediction system. Thor-Guard does not detect lightning, rather, it measures the changes in atmospheric electron charges to predict when lightning may occur within a designated mileage range. With the Thor-Guard system, there is a countdown timer for release; once the system detects that electron charges have balance out, then it will release for continued participation. There is a GHSA rule exception for use of the Thor-Guard system. Please note, dugouts and buses are not deemed lightning safe shelters. The MV Sports Medicine staff will monitor and coordinate lightning related information during inclement weather.
The GHSA requires heat monitoring and rule implementation for all equipment used in sports. The MV Sports Medicine staff will monitor and coordinate heat code related information. Should a student-athlete have a heat related injury while on the MV campus, the cold tub is located in the Athletic Training Facility (ATF).