AGS is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our girls, on and off the field.
Premier Sports Medicine’s certified and licensed athletic trainers are committed to excellence and quality care for all athletes at AGS. Their services include athletic training coverage for home athletic events, performance enhancement programs, clinical rehabilitation, and educational seminars. Premier Sports Medicine’s goal is to provide the student athletes at AGS with the most comprehensive, high-quality service to meet the unique needs of our competitive athletes and the AGS community. The Head Athletic Trainer at AGS is Brad Meacham, ATC. Premier Sports Medicine & AGS is also partnered with Dr. Brandon Mines from the Emory Sports Medicine Center. Premier Sports Medicine is committed to providing the best possible care to get AGS student athletes back into the game as quickly as possible. Click here for more information on Premier Sports Medicine. Our website to link it www.PremierSportsMedicineLLC.com.
ImPACT Concussion Testing
All AGS students* are required to take baseline concussion impact testing.
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. It was developed to assist qualified practitioners in making sound return to play decisions following concussions. Given the inherent complexities of concussion management, it is important to manage concussions on an individualized basis.
Neurocognitive assessment can help to objectively evaluate the concussed athlete’s post-injury condition and track recovery for safe return to play, thus preventing the cumulative effects of concussion. ImPACT is the most widely used computer-based testing program in the world and is implemented effectively across high school, collegiate, and professional levels of sport participation.
* excluding 6th grade students due to age
Athlete conditioning is offered as an elective for girls in grades 10 through 12 who participate in sports at the varsity level. Our student athletes learn concepts such as threshold of training, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility, and they are introduced to a variety of basic exercises (squat, bench press, etc.). The major emphasis in this course is adolescent resistance (strength) training, with safety being the top priority. We focus on proper exercise and lifting techniques for the girls, and the resistance training program is based on the latest research governing adolescent strength training.