16th Annual St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Competition March 4th, 2017

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16th Annual St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Competition March 4th, 2017

St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Competition

  • Mission Statement:
  • To enhance the students knowledge of Sports Medicine/Athletic Training through a mentally challenging, yet socially stimulating event.

St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Competition

  • Competition Goals
    • To foster interest and understanding in the Sports Medicine/Athletic Training field.
    • To offer an experience that enriches the student’s mind and enhances self confidence.
    • To offer a qualifying opportunity for the AACI National Championships. www.aacitest.com

Origin of the Competition:

  • Out of a desire to test more than basic skills, the students of the Class of 2002 in the Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Course requested a forum in which to compete with other schools.
  • The students asked, “Why can’t we hold a competition based solely on Sports Medicine”?
  • The Annual St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Competition was born.

Competition Participation

  • Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed a Sports Medicine course at their high school.
  • All students and programs are welcome to participate:
    • R.O.P./ C.T.E. programs
    • Health academies
    • Lab science courses
    • Elective courses
    • Small learning communities
  • Students must be supervised by a adult representative of their Sports Medicine Program.

The Competition

  • Written Exam
  • Students will take a 100 question exam. Each question is worth three points.
  • Format: multiple choice, true/false, and matching questions.
  • Topics included are: Adult CPR w/ AED, Child and Infant CPR, First Aid, Emergency Medicine, Evaluations (HIPS Format), SOAP Notes, Anatomy, Physiology, rehabilitation, and taping procedures. (All CPR questions will be based on current American Red Cross guidelines)
  • Practical Exam
  • Students will be administered five oral questions, each worth 20 points, for a combined 100 points possible.
  • The questions are from the following categories
      • a. First Aid / CPR ARC guidelines for CPR
      • b. Anatomy identification/palpation
      • c. Anatomy identification/palpation
      • d. Special Tests or ROM
      • e. Tape procedure
  • A list of topics are given to each school at least 1 month prior to competition. This will allow preparation time for the students.

Participants Categories

  • Any student who is currently in the 1st year of a Sports Medicine course/program.
  • These individuals will compete against other rookies for awards.
  • Any student who has completed a Sports Medicine course/program.
  • Any student in a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of a Sports Medicine Program (either official course or volunteer in the program).
  • These individuals will compete against other advanced students for awards.

High School Athletic Training Student of the Year

  • Student must be nominated by his/her teacher. One nomination per school.
  • The student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of service, in his/her Sports Medicine Program.
  • Student must submit a portfolio several weeks prior to competition (on a date TBA) to be evaluated by a independent panel of judges.
  • Portfolio will consist of essays, pictures, and article reviews.
  • The students with the top three (3) scores from the essay and portfolio will be asked to create a 8-12 minute oral presentation to be presented at the competition to a independent panel of judges.
  • The combination of Essay score + Portfolio Score + Competition Written Exam Score + Competition Practical Score + Oral Presentation Score= will determine the place of the finalists. (1000 point possible).

Sports Medicine Competition Team Championship

  • Team Championship is divided into two divisions:
    • Small Schools = Any program with 14 or less students participating at the competition. (A minimum of 5 participants must be representing the school for it to be eligible for the team championship).
    • Large Schools = Any program with 15 or more students participating at the competition.
  • Top 5 schools in each division will be presented with awards.
  • School place will be determined by the overall average of all students participating from each school.
    • Written exam + Practical exam ÷ School participants

Individual Awards

  • Awards will be given to students with the highest scores in:
    • Rookie Division (Top 5)
    • Advanced Division (Top 5)
    • High School Athletic Training Student of the Year. (Top 3)
  • The student with the highest overall score in the Rookie Division, Advanced Division, and High School Athletic Training Student of the Year will have his/her name engraved on the competition winner plaque.

Participating Schools

  • Agoura High School
  • Arcadia High School
  • Beverly Hills High School
  • Blue Valley CAPS (KS)
  • Carson High School
  • Charter Oak High School
  • Coronado High School
  • Crenshaw High School
  • Crescenta Valley High School
  • Culver City High School
  • Dorsey High School
  • Downey High School
  • Flintridge Preparatory School
  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
  • Jordan High School
  • La Canada High School
  • Los Angeles High School
  • Newbury Park High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Olathe North (KS)
  • Orthopedic Hospital Medical Magnet School
  • Palmdale High School
  • Palm Springs High School
  • Phineas Banning High School
  • Redondo Union High School
  • San Marcos High School
  • Santa Ynez High School
  • South Hills High School
  • South Kitsap High School (WA)
  • St. Augustine High School
  • St. Francis High School
  • Temple City High School
  • Ukiah High School
  • Valencia High School
  • Venice High School
  • Woodside Priory School
  • AND MANY OTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the Competition

Written Exam

Practical Exam: Emergency Procedures, Palpation, Special Test, and Taping

Volunteers – Thank You All ATC’s, Teachers, and ATEP Programs: California State University Northridge, Azusa Pacific University, University of La Verne, California State University Fullerton, California Baptist University, Loyola Marymount University, College of the Canyons, and Chapman University

Friendship Whether old or new, is a goal for the day.


We Hope You Will Attend

  • March 4th, 2017
  • 8:00am to 3:30pm
  • (tentative time frame)
  • Contact:
  • Eli Hallak, ATC, EMT
  • Head Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Competition Coordinator
  • 818-790-0325 ext. 310
  • ehallak@sfhs.net
  • St. Francis High School
  • 200 Foothill Blvd.
  • La Canada, CA
  • 91011
  • www.sfhs.net/sportsmedicinecompetition

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