Magics News · March is National Athletic Training Month – Thank You Taylor Gray and ALL Athletic Trainers


Athletic Trainer’s Impact Health Care Through Action – The 2020 slogan is “ATs Impact Health Care Through Action.”

National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers at all different types of settings including but not limited to schools, professional sports, clinics, hospitals, health departments, commercial settings just to name a few (to see a complete listing click this link HERE) . The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) was created in 1950 to represent this group of very important medical professionals.  To learn more about Athletic Trainers and their importance, go to this link at NATA.org.

We here at Barberton HS have been very fortunate to have Athletic Trainers with our Athletic Teams for over thirty years working with our student-athletes.  Rob Culbertson (28 years), Lauren Kelly (7 Years) and our current Athletic Trainer Taylor Gray, through the Summa Health Network,  for the last two years.

We would like to recognize our Athletic Trainer Taylor Gray during the month of March for all that she does for student-athletes here at Barberton HS and Barberton MS.  Taylor is contracted through the Summa Health Network to the BCSD.  She works closely with our student-athletes, families and coaches during each sport season.  She not only works with students when injuries occur, but also guides them through their process of getting back to their field of competition and/or activity while working closely with that athlete’s physician.   She always has the student-athlete’s best interest at the heart in any decision she makes.

As a parent, educator, coach and administrator I cannot say how much we appreciate all AT’s and our own – Taylor Gray – for all they do year round to make sure that our kids have the best possible care.  When you get a chance, tell your Athletic Trainer at your school or facility how much you appreciate what they do!