JACKSONVILLE – Athletic training at all levels is vital to the community. From Duval Country Public Schools to the Jacksonville Jaguars, athletic trainers protect and promote youth sports in Jacksonville.
On Tuesday, May 10, the Jaguars medical team participated in the first annual North Florida High School Sports Safety Awards Gala and Fundraiser hosted by the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program (JSMP ). The JSMP is an advocacy program that promotes youth sports safety and partners with local schools and health organizations to promote best practices for sports safety. The JSMP is the only program of its kind in the country.
More than 125 people attended the sold-out event at the Ritz Theater in downtown Jacksonville. These awards recognize the community’s commitment to Project 17, which provides 17 full-time athletic trainers to work in Duval County Public Schools.
JSMP’s board of directors includes Jeff Ferguson, vice president of player health and performance for the Jaguars. Ferguson, along with the Jaguars’ athletic training staff, attended the gala.
“My staff and I, along with the support of Jaguars PREP and the Jaguars Foundation, are working to provide Duval County athletic trainers with guidance, educational resources and products to help these high school students,” says Ferguson.
The 125 gala attendees are working to engage and support anyone interested in athletic training in Jacksonville, with the overall goal of keeping kids safe.
“We want everyone to understand at the Jaguars that we do the same job as high school athletic trainers,” says Ferguson. “It’s on a different level, but it all goes toward the same common goal: injury management, emergency action plans, heat illness, hydration management. We all as athletic trainers have a mutual respect.”
Many were the winners of the gala who received nominations for excellence in sports training. Two of the biggest winners were Paxon School for Advanced Studies and Sandalwood High School, which won sports safety programs of the year. Both programs received their own medical vehicles, which made their day-to-day work a little easier.
This is just the beginning of supporting athletic training in Duval County. “I’m excited to see where this goes,” Ferguson said. “One thing I told all the sports coaches at the event: Everyone should feel empowered to work hard in anticipation of our future awards show.”
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