AGS is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our girls, on and off the field.

We partner with Neurosport Physical Therapy to provide our girls with a certified athletic trainer responsible for the prevention and care of athletic injuries sustained during practice and competition. Having an athletic trainer who knows our girls and coaches allows our athletics program to ensure prompt attention to any emergency that may arise, but importantly, to prevent it. The one-on-one attention also means that a girl’s path to recovery is charted purposefully and will be monitored regularly once she is cleared to return to the field or court. 

ImPACT Concussion Testing

Beginning in 2012, 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

Athletic Conditioning

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. 

Neurosport Physical Therapy

Neurosport Physical Therapy’s BOC certified and licensed athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists 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. Neurosport’s goal is to provide AGS with the most comprehensive, high-quality service to meet the unique needs of our competitive athletes and the community. From mild injuries to major reconstructive surgeries, Neurosport 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 Neurosport Physical Therapy. 

AGS’s Head Athletic Trainer is Dani Hall. AGS is also partnered with Dr. Brandon Mines from Emory Healthcare.