Athletic Training

Safe sports school - National Athletic Trainers' Association - 1st Team

Welcome to the Mankato East Athletic Training page. On this page you find useful information for parents/athletes/coaches.

Mankato East High School was just recognized as a 1st Team Safe Sports School from the National Athletic Trainers Association.  This award goes out to High Schools nationwide that provide a safe environment for their athletes.  This program spotlights the vital work that Athletic Trainers perform, and also positions the school as a leader in sports safety and a community concerned with its student athletes and their care.  For more information go to www.athletictrainers.org

Important Information

Hours and Coverage

Athletic Training Room Hours are from 2:30 until 5:30-6 pm
Hours may change depending on school schedules and on days when school is not in session. Specific changes on any day would be posted on the Athletic Training Room door.
 
A Certified Athletic Trainer will be present at:

  • Home and away varsity football games
  • Home 9th and 10th grade football games
  • Home boys and girls soccer games
  • Home cross country meets
  • Home volleyball games
  • Home boys and girls hockey games
  • Home boys and girls basketball games
  • Home wrestling meets
  • Home gymnastics meets
  • Home baseball games
  • Home softball games
  • Home lacrosse games
  • Home track and field meets

Information for Parents

Information for Athletes

Information for Coaches

Protocols

Impact Concussion Program

Dear Parent/Guardian Mankato East High School will begin utilizing the Impact Concussion program beginning with the 2010-2011 School year. This program will assist our physicians and athletic trainers in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g. concussion). In order to better manage concussions sustained by our student-athletes, we have acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). ImPACT is a computerized exam utilized in many professional, collegiate, and high school sports programs across the country to successfully diagnose and manage concussions. if an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury during competition, ImPACT is used to help determine the severity of head injury and when the injury has fully healed. The computerized exam is given to athletes before beginning contact sport practice or competition. This non-invasive test is set up in "video-game" type format and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. It is simple, and actually many athletes enjoy the challenge of taking the test. Essentially, the ImPACT test is a preseason physical of the brain. It tracks information such as memory, reaction time, speed and concentration. It, however, is not an IQ test. If a concussion is suspected, the athlete will be required to take a post-concussion test. This test will allow us to "see" what is going on compared to the baseline test. This information that is gathered can also be shared with your family doctor. The test data will enable these health professionals to determine when return-to-play is appropriate and safe for the injured athlete. If an injury of this nature occurs to your child, you will be promptly contacted with all the details. The information gathered from the ImPACT program may also be utilized in studies currently being conducted by both this school and UPMC. In order to ensure and guarantee your child's anonymity, we have set-up an anonymous data submission system. This data may anonymously be submitted to UPMC for their research purposes. I wish to stress that the ImPACT testing procedures are non-invasive, and they pose no risks to your student-athlete. We are excited to implement this program given that it provides us the best available information for managing concussions and preventing potential brain damage that can occur with multiple concussions. The Mankato East High School administration, coaching and athletic training staffs are striving to keep your child's health and safety at the forefront of the student athletic experience. If you have any further questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact the Athletic Training Staff:
Troy Hoehn (507) 420-2804 (Cell).

Below you will find more information about this computerized concussion tool.
 

About Impact

Concussion Resource Center

Research and Publications

Concussion Information

Nutrition and Hydration

In this day and age of athletes there are multiple options when choosing nutrition and hydration options. Here you can find useful information to help you make the right choices to fuel your body.

Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Fueling First Class Athletes 
Keep your motor running 
Sport Nutrition Myths 
Dealing with muscle cramps 
Hydration 
Heat Illness Prevention Tips 
The facts about creatine 

MEET OUR TEAM

Troy Hoehn Headshot

Troy Hoehn ATC, ATR, CSCS, ITAT 
Cell: 507-420-2804
OFC Phone #: 507-386-6650
School: thoehn1@isd77.org
Work: troyatc@hickorytech.net
 

Amy Bond headshot

Amy Bond, MA, ATC, ATR, ITAT
Cell: 507-382-4760
OFC Phone #: 507-386-6650
School: abond1@isd77.org
Work: bond_amy@hotmail.com

The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic

 

Mark Miller PT, ATC, ATR

Athletic Training Students from MSU