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Athletic Training

Athletic Trainer

Tara Edwards, MS, LAT, ATC



The athletic training room (ART) is located on the ground floor between the weight room and the cafeteria.  It can be accessed from the inside or outside (Door "P").  


Monday-Friday: The athletic trainer arrives by 1:30 PM Monday through Friday and remains on-site until all practices and games have ended for the day. 


Weekends: The Athletic Trainer will be present for home competitions only and necessary practices.  


Reporting Injuries

It is integral that ALL injuries at practices and games (home or away) get reported to the athletic trainer as soon as possible in order to take care of the student-athlete and ensure they receive proper treatment for their injury.  I maintain the athletic training room at the school, which has many resources for treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery for athletic injuries.  I also have direct access to Penn Sports Medicine and the resources they offer.  We are able to ensure quick and top-notch care of athletic injuries sustained by Carroll athletes.  In addition to injury evaluations performed by myself, we also have a referral system in place with our Team Physician, Dr. John Vasudevan as well as some of the top sports medicine physicians at Penn Medicine.  Appointments can typically be arranged within 24-48 hours.  

Whenever an athlete seeks care from a physician for an athletic injury. that athlete must submit a physician's note clearing them to fully return to play before they do so.  Parent notes are not acceptable. 


Known as the EAP for short, the Emergency Action Plan gives coaches a detailed plan of what to do in an emergency situation, and how to handle said situation if the athletic trainer is not around. Each coach will be given an EAP at the coaches meeting at the beginning of every sports season. These will be updated annually. If you find that you have lost your sheet, you can print a second copy of it here.

If you are interested, you may also read a more detailed EAP along with the Policies and Procedures Manual for Athletics.

If you ever suspect one of your athletes has a concussion, please call the parents and/or send them to the athletic trainer immediately. These links will direct you to a concussion fact sheet so you may familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of a concussion

Also, if you are interested in taking a concussion test, you can find one here:


Archbishop Carroll is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). Use the links below to download the PIAA-required Physical Form and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form.  Please note the PIAA Health Form is a separate form and is not interchangeable with the required Nurse's Form for all 9th, 11th, and students new to Carroll.  


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