Student Athletic Trainer's Workshop

This one day workshop is hosted by the Children’s Sports Medicine Program and held at Children's Office Park. It is designed to expose interested high school students to sports medicine and athletic training.

The workshop is divided into hands-on experience and lecture time, which will allow students to learn and practice new skills. Upon completion of the workshop, the student should return to the high school with more confidence and provide better assistance to their high school’s Certified Athletic Trainer. 

There are two available workshop sessions depending on the student's experience. The introductory track is an introduction to athletic training for those wanting to learn more about the profession. No previous experience is necessary. The advanced track is a more in-depth session about athletic training concepts. This is designed for students with some previous experience.


Introductory session:

  • Basic taping techniques
  • Concussions
  • Emergency action plans
  • First aid
  • Injury and evaluation basics
  • Introduction to careers in athletic training

Advanced session:

  • Advanced taping and wound care techniques
  • C-spine lab
  • Common injuries, evaluations and special testing
  • Changing education for Certifed Athletic Trainers
  • Sports psychology


The workshop is led by the Children’s Sports Medicine Program. Members of the Children’s team have valuable knowledge and experience in the field of athletic training and high school sport’s injury management.

Who Should Attend

Any high school student grades nine through 12 with an interest in sports medicine and athletic training.


Remember to send in your registration fee. The cost is $25 per student before July 2 and $35 after July 2. Payment should be mailed to:

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Webb Bridge Sports Medicine
c/o Laura Lyles, ATC, LAT
3155 North Point Parkway
Building A, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Date and Time

Saturday, July 16, 2016
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Children's Office Park, Building 1680


Contact Laura Lyles, A.T.C., with any questions


    Will Utsey ATCWill Utsey’s life is sports. He can be found most days at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., where he’s a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) in the Sports Medicine Program at Children’s. While he has no children of his own, he considers his kids to be the 350 teen student athletes he works with. 

    Join him for a typical day during football season.