Since 2001 LeConte Sports Medicine has provided Certified Athletic Trainers, medically-licensed healthcare providers, to cover all sports at Sevier County’s high schools. LeConte Sports Medicine coordinates the athletic healthcare for students, providing comprehensive on-site services for Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, Pigeon Forge High School, Seymour High School, Sevier County High School, and Northview Academy. These services include injury/illness prevention and wellness protection, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency Care, treatment and rehabilitation, organizational and professional health and well-being.
In October 2014, LeConte Medical Center expanded athletic training services into neighboring Cocke County, providing certified athletic trainers at Cosby High School and Cocke County High School.
In 2015 LeConte Sports Medicine began providing certified athletic training services at Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg. Our team provides 1 full-time certified athletic trainer, 4 part-time certified athletic trainers, and 4 part-time paramedics to provide full-time coverage caring for the athletes competing at the sports complex.
In 2016 LeConte Sports Medicine was a founding partner of The Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge, as the exclusive healthcare provider.LeConte provides 1 full-time certified athletic trainer, and 4 part-time staff to provide full-time coverage caring for the athletics competing at the baseball complex.
- 2015:The Corporate Award (from Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society). The program also recieved this award in 2005)
- Safe Sports School Designation
About the Safe Sports School Designation
Sevier County and Cocke County High Schools, in conjunction with LeConte Sports Medicine, have all been recognized by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) with the Safe Sports School Award for their Secondary School Athletics. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status athletic programs must do the following:
- Create a positive athletic healthcare administrative system
- Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
- Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
- Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
- Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
- Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
- Provide or facilitate injury intervention
- Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
- Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
- Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities