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Fall Sports Begin at MCPS (PHOTOS)

image of a soccer ball hitting the netIt was a beautiful day for the first official day of practices and tryouts for student athletes at Montgomery County public high schools on Aug. 12th.

One of the big improvements for the MCPS athletics program this year is the full implementation of the certified athletic trainer (ATC) program at all 25 high schools.

“The ATCs are a huge addition to our program and we appreciate the support of the superintendent and the Board of Education for bringing these trainers on board,” said Jeff Sullivan, athletics specialist for MCPS.

According to Sullivan, health and safety are top priorities for the program.

For example, Sullivan said, during the fall preseason, “hydration and heat acclimatization are points of emphasis.”

You can find more information about these topics and the athletics program on the MCPS website, here.

Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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