WMA named 'Safe School' by national organization
Add another award to Wilbraham & Monson Academy for 2020.
A month after being named the Top Private School in the region, WMA earned a Safe Sports School Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in September.
Among the areas, the honor takes into account a school’s athletic care, how it develops injury prevention strategies, and provides psycho-social consultation to its athletes.
Quotes from Ms. Erika Whipple, Head Athletic Trainer at WMA
On the Academy winning a Safe Sports award: “It’s a great honor to be in the league with other private schools as well as public schools to be considered a safe sports school.”
On how WMA keeps its students safe athletically: “I feel like we do a really good job keeping kids safe. Maintenance keeps our fields going, we make sure our students have good nutrition, we work really hard at rehab, our coaches know how to train our kids with stretching, we do a good job at preventative care, and we educate our students every year with a presentation about concussions.”