DATE: December 19, 2014
TO: High School Athletic Directors
FROM: Mat Classic Medical Director, Timothy Manson, M.D.
SUBJ: Medical Staff Nominations for Mat Classic XXVII
If your high school(s) have the services of a licensed athletic trainer (ATL) and/or a team physician, we would like to extend an invitation to those valued persons to be part of the Mat Classic Medical Staff on February 20-21, 2015. The application is ONLINE. Please help us out by directing potential volunteers to the link above to complete the application so that it arrives no later than January 11, 2015. After that date, we will send confirmation details via e-mail to all accepted volunteers.
We need physicians and licensed athletic trainers who are familiar with wrestling to serve on the medical staff at the state tournament in Tacoma. Physicians serve as volunteers, while certified athletic trainers receive a modest stipend to cover travel.
Each year, just prior to Mat Classic, we receive several calls from personnel seeking floor privileges to care for their wrestlers matside during the tournament. They are always disappointed to learn that only members of the Mat Classic Medical Staff have floor access, and that all medical staff positions had long since been filled.
In volunteering, your trainer/staff will be helping to maintain the high quality of the Mat Classic medical staff. You will also be helping your team physician and/or certified athletic trainer to become part of an exciting event, while facilitating their support of the state’s best high school wrestlers.
Since the Mat Classic Medical Staff is responsible for covering the entire tournament, no guarantee is made or implied that by being on the medical staff your team physician or athletic trainer will necessarily cover your school’s athletes at all times during the tournament. However, by being on the medical staff, they will be closer to the action and in a better position to work with your school’s tournament participants, and to be involved in their medical care at the event.
Applications must be received no later than January 11, 2015. We will review the credentials of the applications, and in late December, send out confirmations to qualified physicians and licensed athletic trainers to join the medical staff.
Thank you very much for your assistance.
Timothy P. Manson, M.D.
1414 N. Houck Rd, STE 208
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 755-5560 (office)
(509) 496-3633 (cell)