Sports Medicine

Training Room Hours

The Athletic Training Room is open on regular school days from 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm or by appointment. When there is a home game on a regular school day, the Athletic Trainer will be available and the Athletic Training Room will be open until the game has completed and for a short time thereafter.

There is no Athletic Trainer or Training Room access for practices over the weekend. If there is a home game/contest scheduled on a weekend, the Athletic Trainer will be available for one hour prior to the game/match and for a short time thereafter.

Holiday and Fall preseason hours will be determined based on practices/events held on those days.

Sports Medicine Staff

Peter J. Kotz, MS, LAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
240-283-3228

Kelly Piazza, MEd, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer | Assistant Athletics Director
240-283-3242

Erin Will, MS, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Student Aides
Meagan Gallagher '18
Kylie Dickerson '18
Lauren Webster '18

Concussion | Brain Trauma Policy

Baseline Testing

As part of our pre-participating physical exam, most student athletes will be required to complete a computerized neuro-physical exam (ImPACT) which evaulates athletes' reaction time, concentration, and memory. This provides the GC Sports Medicine staff "baseline scores" for comparison should you sustain a concussion/head injury throughout your athletic career at GC.

Student athletes required to complete ImPACT testing will be determined on a sport-by-sport basis or by the GC Sports Medicine staff. If a student fails to complete a baseline assessment prior to their first schedule practice, the Sports Medicine staff will restrict participation until testing is complete.

Concussion Resources

CDC and Prevention's Heads Up: Concussion in HS Sports
Heads Up Fact Sheet for Athletes
Heads Up Fact Sheet for Parents

ImPACT Test Information

National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement on the Management of Sport Concussion

Additional Resources for Families

Information for Visiting Teams

The Good Counsel Athletic Training Staff welcomes you and your team for your upcoming athletic event.

The Athletic Training Room will be open approximately one hour prior to competition, and will remain open for 30-60 minutes after the completion has ended. A member of our staff will be present at every home contest. In the event that there are 2 concurrent events on campus the ATC will be on-site or on call (within a couple minutes) via radio or cell phone contact.

If you have traveled with an ATC, you are welcome to use our facilities and modalities. Our staff will be available at all times to assist with any services you may need. If you have special needs, please contact us prior to arrival. If you are traveling without an ATC, we will be happy to assist your athletes. Please notify us in advance so we may better prepare to serve your athletes. Please ensure your team travels with appropriate supplies for taping and wound care as well as student-athlete insurance and contact information in case of emergency.


Supplies Provided

Soccer | Field Hockey | Lacrosse | Baseball | Softball | Track

  • ice water
  • injury ice with bags

Basketball | Wrestling | Volleyball

  • ice water
  • injury ice with bags
  • sleeve of cups

Football

  • ice water
  • injury ice with bags
  • taping table available on sideline
  • John Deere Gator available for transportation of medical equipment/injured athlete

MedicalFacilities

The closest hospital from Good Counsel is Montgomery General Hospital; however, Good Counsel Ice Hockey hosts most events at Rockville Ice Arena from which the closest hospital would be Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Montgomery General Hospital
18101 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD 20832
301-774-8882

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
9901 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
240-826-6000

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