Thanks to a new agreement with Children’s Health, Frisco ISD students will have even more support as they pursue their goals in sports and physical fitness.
The agreement makes Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine the primary sports medicine affiliate of FISD, which now has more than 10,000 students involved in high school and middle school athletics. Children’s Health is the leading pediatric health system in North Texas and one of the largest and most prestigious pediatric health care providers in the country.
As part of the agreement, Children’s Health is providing nine athletic trainers to FISD at no cost to the District. The Children’s Health athletic trainers will focus on the care of middle school student-athletes while also supporting the 21 athletic trainers currently employed by Frisco ISD.
Athletic trainers are critical to the safety and success of FISD student-athletes. Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians and specialize in the prevention, emergency care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sports-related illness.
As FISD’s primary sports medicine affiliate, Children’s Health will also provide medical leadership and serve as a consultant to the District in regards to sports performance and emergency-action planning, injury reporting and prevention strategies. The agreement gives FISD access to services from the Children’s Health Andrews Institute, the state-of-the-art facility in north Plano.
The Children’s Health Andrews Institute’s services include expertise from a sports concussion team as well as guidance in nutrition and meal planning. The institute also provides sports performance instruction and vast educational resources related to injury and illness prevention and wellness.
The agreement supports Frisco ISD’s goals of emphasizing students’ health and safety while also maximizing their opportunities in athletics.
“We are excited to align with Children’s Heath, which like Frisco ISD is dedicated to helping children,” said Frisco ISD Athletic Director Grace McDowell. “Our goal is to provide our students every opportunity to excel both academically and in extracurricular activities and adding the services and expertise of a highly respected health care provider will help us do that.”