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Athletic Training

Providing Care, Support, and Guidance to FXC Athletes

In collaboration with our Health Center Staff, the Foxcroft Athletic Trainer provides injury prevention, emergency care, clinical examination and diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries. Our Athletic Trainer is nationally certified and licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine.

Policies & Procedures


Concussions in Athletes


What Is a Concussion? 

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

Concussion Policy

If a student-athlete shows concussion-like signs and reports symptoms following contact to the head, they have at the very least, sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and should be treated for the injury. A student athlete who has signs or symptoms of a concussion shall be removed from practice or competition for the remainder of that day. A medical professional will then evaluate and determine the best plan of management for that student-athlete. If a student-athlete shows

concussion-like symptoms, they must complete a progressive Return to Play or Return to Ride Protocol before returning to full participation or submit a note to the Health Center from a physician clearing them for full athletic participation. If a student-athlete is struggling with classwork/homework, accommodations can be made by contacting the Assistant Head of School or Health Center.

ImPACT Baseline Testing

The ImPACT Test is a FDA cleared concussion assessment and management tool. Foxcroft School utilizes the ImPACT Test as a measure post-concussion to determine if a student has returned to ‘normal’ cognitive and physical functioning. Th ImPACT Test is not a stand-alone assessment and is one of multiple measures the Foxcroft Health Center and athletic training staff use to track a student-athlete’s recovery from concussion. All Foxcroft student-athletes are required to complete an ImPACT baseline to be eligible to participate in Foxcroft sanctioned athletic and/or riding activity.

Returning to Sport After Concussion

If a student-athlete is placed into the Concussion Protocol all of the following must occur before returning to play:

  1. Completed Return to Learn: able to attend all classes and complete all homework assignments.
  2. Symptom free for at least 24 hours: after which they can start the Return to Play or Return to Ride Protocol.
  3. Complete the Return to Play or Return to Ride Protocol: A 5 step/day process that starts with very minimal activity and increases in intensity each day.
  4. Successfully return to play and participate in a full practice.

Contact Us

Athletic Training Office


The athletic training clinic is open from 3:30 - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, or by appointment. 

On game days, the Athletic Training clinic is open 1 hour prior to the start of the earliest home competition. 

During games, the athletic trainer will be attending our on campus events and the athletic training clinic will be closed.


Mairin Wood

Mairin Wood

Assistant Athletic Director/Head Athletic Trainer