Athletic Trainer


Phone : (517)260-0405
Email : ; bpickles@morencibulldogs.og


Bailey is in daily, Monday - Friday ( Saturday coverage for games only ) from 2:45 until the end of practice or games . If there is a change in schedule, coaches and athletes will be notified ahead of time.  Bailey’s whereabouts can also be found on the board outside of her office.


What is Athletic training?

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.

Every aspect of athletic training services provided at MHS helps to ensure that students are back on the field in a safe and timely fashion after any injury.

The Athletic Trainer  works in collaboration with the athletic department, physical therapists, and local physicians. The athletic trainer evaluates all athletic injuries and determines athletic status using consultation with physicians when necessary. At the start of each season, coaches and students are instructed as to appropriate use of the athletic training room facility and of proper procedure for notifying athletic trainers of injury. Likewise, students are strongly encouraged to report all sports related injuries to an athletic trainer at the time of injury.

Injuries of an athletic nature, occurring during a school-sponsored activity (on or off campus), must be reported to the athletic trainer. Decisions regarding follow-up care, ongoing athletic training, and/or orthopedic consultation are at the discretion of the athletic training staff, in consultation with local physicians when indicated or necessary. In addition, the athletic trainer will make the determination regarding a student’s return to play and participation in daily athletics. Such determination will be made in consultation with local physicians when indicated or necessary.

Physical Therapy Consults

3 Dimensional Physical Therapy offers free screens to the public along with athletes. The Athletic Trainer may refer your athlete to 3DPT when deemed necessary.  Learn more about our free screens or click the button below to select a date and time to schedule your screen.

Doctor Visits:

If an athlete is seen in a Medical providers office (DO,NP, PA, MD) for any injury or illness they must turn in a note to the Athletic Trainer  stating what they can or cannot do , when you can return to sports activity and under what conditions/ restrictions if any.

Concussion Management Protocol for Morenci Area Schools

Concussion: A trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness. 

Concussions may be characterized by one or more of the following frequently observed features:

  • Headache

  • Dizziness or Vertigo

  • Vacant Stare (befuddled facial expressions)

  • Delayed Verbal and Motor Responses (slow to answer questions or follow instructions)

  • Confusion and inability to focus attention (easily distracted and unable to follow through with normal activities)

  • Disorientation (Walking in wrong direction, unaware of person, place or time, Lack of awareness of surroundings)

  • Slurred or incoherent speech (disjointed or incomprehensible statements)

  • Nausea or Vomiting

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)

  • Sensitivity to light or sound

  • Sleep disturbances (fatigue, sleeping more or less than usual)

  • Observable lack of coordination (Stumbling, inability to walk in straight line)

  • Emotions out of proportion to circumstances (out-of-place crying, distraught, overreaction)

  • Memory Deficits 

  • Any period of Loss of Consciousness

Return to Play Concussion Form: Once an athlete has been suspected with a concussion by the athletic trainer, they will see a medical provider to be diagnosed with a concussion, this form must be signed by the appropriate medical provider and returned to the athletic trainer. This form contains instructions for the athletic trainer and no return to play procedures will begin until the athlete has this form filled out.  The athlete should be checking in daily with the Athletic Trainer. 

After the athlete has no experienced symptoms  attributed from the concussion for a minimum of 24 hours the progression below shall be followed :

Step 1 : light cardiovascular exercise 

Step 2 : Running in the gym or field with no equipment 

Step 3 : non contact drills in full equipment , weight training can begin 

Step 4 : full practice or training ( a walk though practice doesn’t count as normal practice )

Step 5 : full participation . Must Be cleared prior to returning to play 

Athlete will spend a minimum of one day at each step before advancing to the next. If symptoms return with any step, athlete should stop and rest. Then resume activity the next day at one level step below where they were when symptoms began again. 

Baseline testing : All athletes will go through a baseline concussion testing (Concussion Vital signs )with the Athletic trainer  prior to the first competition. This information is important as it gives us clinical information on how their brain functions normally and we can compare this post-concussion to ensure that they have returned to normality. 

In the Event of an Emergency

Injuries should be reported to the Athletic Trainer and the athlete’s coach as soon as the athlete realizes he/she is injured. 

The athletic trainer  will evaluate the injury and, based upon the evaluation, make a determination as to the most appropriate course of care for the athlete. Treatment will be based upon the athletic trainer’s experience, established protocols and standing orders furnished by our team physician and/or caring physician. In most cases, injuries are minor in nature and the athlete can be successfully treated in the athletic training room.

If the injury is more extensive or will require further medical evaluation by a physician, the athlete’s parent/guardian will be contacted by the athletic trainer and provided with information about the injury. The athletic trainer can recommend a physician or help schedule appointments in order to speed up the down time.

It is essential that ALL athletic injuries be reported to the athletic trainer when they occur. 

Visiting Team and Ats

Welcome to Morenci  Athletic Training! You will find the Athletic Training Room  in the back corner of the main gymnasium.We are happy to provide quality medical care to both our students and our visiting teams.

We will have an AED either on site (in the ATR) or with the Athletic Trainer  at Morenci, as well as first aid supplies as needed. Please feel free to contact us with any special requests. We will do our best to accommodate your needs!

We are happy to provide the following for all court sports:

  1. Water Coolers

  2. Cups

  3. Injury Ice

We will also provide the following for all outdoor sports:

  1. Water Coolers

  2. Injury Ice

Nutrition and Hydration

*The purpose of this section is to provide educational information for athletes, parents and coaches on nutrition, hydration and safety for high school athletes. This material is intended for general educational purposes and does not take the place of a physician, or serve as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please consult your healthcare provider if you have questions about a serious illness or injury.


The most important part of sports nutrition is proper hydration. Every year athletes across the country die or become seriously ill from dehydration, a condition that can exist or be made worse by physical activity.

Mild dehydration is already present when the athlete begins to experience thirst. Moderate and severe dehydration can follow with little to no warning if immediate steps to rehydrate are not taken. The best way to prevent any type of dehydration is to replace fluids regularly. Water is the best fluid to consume to keep the body hydrated, but there are also other types of fluid replacements such as sports drinks that may be useful during activity.

Nutrition is an essential part of the health and safety of the high school athlete. 


All athletes playing an MHSAA sport must have a physical turned in prior to the first day of practice. This physical form found below must be filled out by a health care provider ( MD, DO,PA, or NP) and must be completed on or after April 15th of the previous school year.  If physical is not turned in the athlete may not participate until it is filled out.