Athletic Training

Wilmington High School Athletic Trainer Bio: Conner Holland, ATC, LAT, is a nationally certified and Massachusetts Licensed Athletic Trainer. Conner graduated Endicott College in 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training. He has been with Wilmington High School since the start of the 2019 school year.


“As a former NCAA D3 men’s volleyball player, I have experience playing sports at the collegiate level. I enjoy staying active and will try to find volleyball whenever I can, whether I’m playing or watching. I also enjoy strength training and cycling. One of the most rewarding parts about athletic training is being able to assist an athlete from start to finish through the injury process ending with them returning to sport. I love being able to help the athletes by educating them about various aspects of training, the human body, and overall well being.”


Contact information: Email: conner.holland@wpsk12.com 

Office Phone: 978-694-6060 ext. 6619


Athletic Training Room: The athletic training office is located in the basement of the high school by the locker rooms and weight room. The athletic trainer is typically at the high school from 12:30PM until the last practice of the day has ended. 


Resources: For more information about the profession of athletic training follow click HERE


Below are a variety of resources about topics such as sleep, substance abuse and concussions: 


https://www.nata.org/practice-patient-care/health-care-topics 

https://www.gssiweb.org/sports-science-exchange/article/sse-167-sleep-and-athletes

https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/underage-drinking.htm

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/mind-body-and-sport-substance-use-and-abuse

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/youthsports/parents_eng.pdf

 

Student-Athlete Participation Requirements

Physical Exams: Student-athletes must pass a physical examination each year before participation in any sport. This must be done prior to the first tryout or practice session. No student-athlete will be issued equipment or participate in organized practice, tryout, or scheduled contest until a current physical examination form signed by a physician  has been given the Athletic Trainer, Athletic Director or school nurse. In order for a physical examination to be considered current and valid, it must have occurred within the preceding thirteen (13) months and will otherwise be considered expired. Student-athletes whose physical examination expires during a season must submit a physical examination form certifying a new physical examination prior to the expiration date of their last physical examination in order to continue participation without interruption. 

In support of local youth, sports, and education, ConvenientMD Urgent Care is offering $20 sports, school, and camp physicals. In addition, ConvenientMD is offering free flu shots for all ages and will donate $1 to a local charity for each flu shot given in September through November. Please note that all clinics are following strict protocols to keep patients and team members safe and healthy. Visit your nearest ConvenientMD location in Massachusetts, 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. No appointments needed.

Medical History and Emergency Permission Form: All student-athletes must submit a Medical History and Emergency Permission Form to the Athletics Office or the Athletic Trainer prior to participating. Student-athletes participating in multiple sports must submit this form EACH season. Forms are now a fillable PDF. Please open the document, fill in the information, save and submit electronically to caroline.gattuso@wpsk12.com or conner.holland@wpsk12.com

ImPACT Concussion TESTING: Please read all instructions before beginning. The ImPact test must be completed by all NEW (9th graders & transfers) WHS students as well as RETURNING 11th graders. It is imperative that STUDENTS complete the test themselves so that accurate data is on file incase of a concussion. ImPACT testing cannot be completed on a smartphone. It can only be completed on a computer or laptop. To complete baseline testing, click on the link below and enter the customer code:

Testing Link: https://www.impacttestonline.com/htmllauncher/

Customer Code: A6N8U08LJJ

You do NOT need to print the final page after completing the test. All results will go automatically to the Athletic Trainer.