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Athletic Training

Throughout the Upper Midwest, Avera Sports’ athletic trainers deliver immediate care for injuries that occur during practice and games. They also provide follow-up injury treatment, recommendations for ongoing care, education designed to prevent injury and rehabilitation services for athletes.

Certified Athletic Trainers

Certified athletic trainers can provide athletic training services at practices, games and even tournaments. As specialists in the prevention, recognition and rehabilitation of injuries incurred by athletes, our athletic trainers administer immediate emergency care and use their knowledge of each athlete’s injuries to develop a treatment program based on medical, exercise and sports sciences.

Athletic Training for Sports Teams

Partnerships and affiliations across the region allow athletes to receive sports medicine services, as well as no-cost sideline care, during practices and games. Avera Sports serves as the official athletic training team for schools, associations and community groups, including:

Avera Creighton Hospital

  • Creighton Public Schools

Avera DeSmet Memorial Hospital

  • DeSmet High School
  • Lake Preston High School

Avera Gregory Hospital

  • Gregory High School

Avera Holy Family Hospital

  • Estherville Lincoln Central High School
  • Iowa Lakes Community College

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

  • Beresford High School
  • Brookings High School
  • Flandreau High School
  • O'Gorman High School
  • Sioux Empire Baseball Association
  • Sioux Empire Fastpitch Softball Association
  • Sioux Falls Lacrosse
  • University of Sioux Falls
  • Washington High School

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital

  • Corsica High School
  • Ethan High School
  • Hanson High School
  • Mt. Vernon High School
  • Mitchell Baseball
  • Mitchell High School
  • Mitchell Skating and Hockey Association
  • Stickney High School

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

  • Gayville High School
  • Yankton High School

Avera St. Anthony

  • Chambers High School
  • Ewing High School
  • O'Neill Public Schools
  • O'Neill St. Mary's
  • Clearwater-Orchard High School
  • West Boyd High School

Avera St. Benedict Health Center

  • Parkston High School

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital

  • Aberdeen Christian High School
  • Aberdeen Roncalli High School
  • Aberdeen Wings Hockey
  • Northwestern High School
  • Presentation College
  • Trinity Bible College

Avera St. Mary’s Hospital

  • Pierre Legion Baseball
  • Pierre T.F. Riggs High School
  • Pierre Trappers Baseball 
  • Stanley County High School

Pipestone County Medical Center Avera

  • Pipestone Area Schools

Sioux Center Health Avera

  • Dordt College
  • Western Christian High School

Proactive Care for Concussions

When an athlete receives a hit or blow to the head, count on Avera’s proven concussion care protocol. Our highly trained physicians and athletic trainers are available to help diagnose and manage concussions and make safe return-to-play decisions for athletes.

Learn more about how Avera utilizes the ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) program to diagnose and manage concussions.

Contact Our Athletic Training Team

To learn more about Avera’s athletic training services and partnership opportunities, contact one of our regional locations:

  • Aberdeen – 605-229-8336
  • Mitchell – 605-995-2445
  • Pierre – 605-224-3162
  • Sioux Falls – 605-322-3278
  • Yankton – 605-668-8357

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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