Visitors Welcome Letter
Feb 15, 2019

Dear Athletic Trainers and Coaches:

First, let us welcome you and your team to Bluefield State College and Bluefield, WV. The following accommodations will be available to you when your team arrives at BSC.

A Certified Athletic Trainer will be present at the event.

The Athletic Training Room is located in the Physical Education down the stairwell located at the far end of the gym, across from the visitors? locker room.

Our athletic training room will be open for your use two hours prior to the start of the event.

If you need access to the Athletic Training Room more than two hours before your event, please contact us 24-48 hours in advance.

If your team is traveling without a certified athletic trainer, please send a written letter or email in advance to let us know of any necessary treatment. It is your team?s responsibility to provide any appropriate supplies and medical kit. Attached to this letter is a form detailing treatment required and specifiers for application.

Unfortunately, our athletic training staff is unable to provide e-stim, ultrasound, or combo to visiting teams when not traveling with a certified athletic trainer.

We provide the following items in the Athletic Training Room: water, cryotherapy, moist hot packs, and emergency equipment.

The following items will be provided on the visitor?s bench: a 10 gallon cooler of water, a sleeve of cups, and a chest of injury ice and ice bags.

Bluefield Regional Medical Center ER is located approximately 1 mile from campus.

Bluefield Regional Medical Center

500 Cherry St

Bluefield, WV 24701

304-327-1101

Contact Information:

? Tisheri Leonard: Head Athletic Trainer

tleonard@bluefieldstate.edu

(O) 304-327-4205

(C) 304-683-1267

? MedExpress Urgent Care ?4003 College Ave, Bluefield, VA 24605

(276) 322-2085

If you are traveling without a certified athletic trainer, please contact the Athletic Training Staff at least 24 hours in advance of your arrival to make arrangements. Should you need anything that is not listed above or have any other special requests please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Best of luck to your team this season, safe travels, and we look forward to your visit.

Sincerely,

Tisheri Leonard MS, ATC

Bluefield State College

ATHLETIC TRAINING REQUEST FOR PROPHYLACTIC TAPING/TREATMENTS

This letter is in request for taping/treatment of student-athletes for a contest held on __________________. We understand that due to University policies, prophylactic taping/treatments are only permitted with this note. Therefore, this request acknowledges that the following athletes have been cleared to participate in the contest on the above date(s).

NAME BODY PART TAPING OTHER

Comments:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Certified Athletic Trainer Date

If you have any questions please call me at: 304-327-4205 or email me at: TLEONARD@BLUEFIELDSTATE.EDU