Athletic Training

From the Athletic Trainers...

Welcome to the Tower Hill School Athletic Training web page. We hope that you'll check in regularly for updates and information on items such as school policy, forms for return to play, the athletic training profession and informative articles on a variety of sports medicine topics. 

What does the Athletic Trainer Do?
The Athletic Trainers at Tower Hill are health care professionals.  Athletic training encompasses the prevention, recognition, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions.  We are responsible for our students health before, during, and after athletic activities.  http://www.athleticbusiness.com/high-school/understanding-the-roll-of-athletic-trainers-in-high-school-athletics.html

ImPACT Testing
The Athletic Department has implemented the ImPACT test (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). The test is a 20-minute computer based test and no special preparation is required. The objective of the test is to have students establish a baseline cognitive score in the event of a future injury. Tower Hill currently offers the program to students in the Middle and Upper School. Tower Hill is one of the few schools in the Mid-Atlantic region to use the ImPACT test with students three times during their Middle/Upper School years (7th, 9th and 11th grades).  


To schedule your imPACT test, contact Athletic Trainers: Megan O’Neill, moneill@towerhill.org, 302-575-0550 Ext. 219 and Michael Phillips, mphillips@towerhill.org, 302-575-0550 Ext. 417.
http://impacttest.com/


Doctor's notes for return to play
If your son/daughter is injured while participating in athletics at Tower Hill, it is our responsibility as athletic trainers to evaluate, treat and make recommendations as to what their level of activity should be in order to ensure a safe return. Some youngsters may require taping/bracing, a modification to their practices, some require full rest and some may require a visit to the doctor. Visits to the doctor can range from sprains/strains to staph infections to X-rays etc. Whether a visit to the doctor is a recommendation by the athletic trainers or arranged by the parent, it is the policy of school that we have a note from the physician clearing your son/daughter to return to play. Documentation protects both the school and your son/daughter; it allows us to keep track of injury history and to better communicate with the coaches and nurse. For your convenience a form (Physician's Report) has been provided for you in the download channel on this page should you choose use it.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and thanks for reading!  

Athletic Trainers: Megan O’Neill, 302-575-0550 Ext. 219 and Michael Phillips, 302-575-0550 Ext. 417

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Founded in 1919, Tower Hill School is a private, college prep school in Wilmington, Delaware, serving students in preschool through Grade 12.
Tower Hill is regarded as one of the best private schools in the U.S. Many of Tower Hill's students attend top universities and colleges.


  • Tower Hill School
  • 2813 W. 17th Street
  • Wilmington, DE 19806
  • 302-575-0550