SJA Recognized for Athletic Protocols

April 19, 2021

The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries.  Last spring, SJA’s Athletic Trainer, Chris Despins, with the support of former Athletic Director David McGinn, began the application process through the National Athletic Trainers Association.


During the fall season, Despins worked with the school’s new Athletic Director John Lenzini to update the school’s protocols on heat and cold policies, lightning safety, concussion care, and the emergency action plan and submit the completed application. In November, SJA was notified it had received First Team recognition, meaning the school met all criteria for the award.


Presenting the banner to the school were Athletic Director John Lenzini, Headmaster Sharon Howell, former Athletic Director David McGinn, and Athletic Trainer Chris Despins.

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