Resources for Athletes

Fueling Trojan Athletes

Helping your student athlete feel and perform their best can be challenging. Our helpful guides gives parents and athletes a great framework for nutrition and hydration habits. Each guide starts with customized, sport-specific information that contains practical guidance and includes:

  • Sport-specific nutritional advice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Hydration basics
  • Calorie basics & resources
  • Information on protein
  • List of Foods that Fuel
  • Ideas for on-the-go snacks and foods to have on hand
  • Building good habits for rest and recovery
  • Meal planning tips, weekly calendar, and grocery list

Download the guides here:

Free Injury Screenings

Parents of student athletes can schedule a free injury screening with our Physical Therapy team. One of our PTs will meet with you and your child to talk about their symptoms and evaluate their condition. From there, our PTs will provide advice on the best next steps to help your student athlete get back to feeling their best — on and off the field.

Call Rehab Services at (712) 243-7564 to ask about scheduling your free injury screening.

Rapid Care

Rapid Care is a walk-in clinic that's open 7 days a week, and it's conveniently located next to the Emergency Department. It's a great option for when your primary care provider isn't available but you have a health concern, like a sports injury, that can't wait.

Rapid Care Hours

  • Monday-Friday 8 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday 10 am to 6 pm

Not sure if you should head to your primary care provider, Rapid Care, or Emergency? Check out our helpful Know Where to Go guide.


Athletic Trainer

Cass Health partners with Atlantic High School to provide athletic training services. Our Athletic Trainer, Andy Niemann, MS, LAT, ATC is regularly at AHS after school, and also attends football, wrestling, cross country, track, and soccer events throughout the year. 

Any AHS student can stop by and see our Athletic Trainer (AT) as needed. Students may be referred by a coach, but as a parent, you can also let your child know that they can see Andy if they have an ache, pain, or have suffered an injury.

Our AT is able to assess and treat athletic injuries as well as concussions, and there are no fees to you for this service. We at Cass Health are happy to provide this community benefit for the health and safety of all students. 

Students need to have a signed consent form on file in Bound. Download the Authorization for Release of Health Information (Minor) consent here.

There may be times when our AT will make or suggest a referral to another medical provider for further diagnosis or care of your student depending on the injury or condition.  Please know that it is always your choice who your child sees for their care. 

You are also able to stay up to date on your child’s care through the Healthy Roster app.  Healthy Roster is a free mobile app/website program that allows parents to read the notes from your child’s appointments, see what was recommended for treatment and any return to play protocols.