RBC Athletic Trainer

Lauren Barry, the Red Bank Catholic Head Athletic Trainer, has a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with a minor in health from Kean University. In addition to her Masters of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology, Ms. Barry is a certified and licensed athletic trainer in the state of New Jersey as well as a member of the National Athletic Training Association. She spent two years as the head athletic trainer for the National Women’s Hockey League’s Metropolitan Riveters and has additional experiences with the Somerset Patriots Baseball, Rutgers University, and USA Gymnastics. Ms. Barry has worked in a variety of athletic atmospheres in an assortment of levels, including the Somerset Vocational & Technical School in Bridgewater, NJ and Princeton Day School in Princeton, NJ.



Athletic Training Policies and Procedures

Ms. Barry is responsible for all in-season athletes at Red Bank Catholic.  Anyone who is injured while playing a sport at RBC needs to inform both Ms. Barry and his/her coach.  Ms Barry’s office hours begin daily at 12:15.


Appointments with the Athletic Trainer

  • Students who need to see the Athletic Trainer during the school day for an injury must obtain a pass from the Athletic Department in the morning.
  • Students are NOT to miss any class time to see the trainer unless the Athletic Department has issued a pass and the teacher has given consent.


Medical and Doctor Notes

  • When an in-season athlete visits a doctor for an athletic injury, the athlete must notify the Athletic Trainer and his/her coach so that the appropriate documentation and insurance forms are completed.
  • All in-season athletes must present a doctor's note to the Athletic Trainer following a doctor's visit for an athletic injury.
  • All doctor and medical notes must be given to the Athletic Trainer/Athletic Office

 

CONCUSSION TESTING

Red Bank Catholic High School is taking an active approach in Concussion management for its athletes by offering Baseline Concussion Testing on a volunteer basis.  The purpose of this testing is to establish a baseline objective of cognitive, balance and oculomotor data to be used for comparison purposes in the unfortunate event that the athlete sustains a head injury in or out of sports competition. This information will be used by the athlete's physician or the team physician in determining return to play clearance. Reminder that all athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion during a game will be immediately removed from play. This testing will objectively determine went the athlete is safely ready to play! Without testing, they may be out longer or returned too soon and be susceptible to further injury. It is recommended that the tests are repeated every year to update the accuracy of the data!

WATCH a VIDEO explaining importance of baseline concussion testing.

Please contact the Athletic Trainer directly with any questions or concerns: barryl@redbankcatholic.com. 

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