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High School Athletic Programs Receive National Designation for Safety Efforts

Safe Sports School

BELTON, TX – Both of Belton ISD’s comprehensive high schools have earned national recognition from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for their efforts to achieve safety in sports. 

Belton High School and Lake Belton High School recently earned the first team Safe Sports School award for their commitment to keeping student-athletes safe. 

“We take our responsibility to do everything we can to keep our student athletes safe very seriously,” said Ty Pattrick, assistant athletic director for Belton ISD. “Our athletic trainers are at the front lines of these efforts.”

This national recognition is awarded to secondary school programs that have demonstrated their ability to meet an extensive list of standards recommended by the national association. This includes everything from educating athletes and parents about benefits and risks of sports to developing injury prevention strategies and planning for proper maintenance of athletic equipment.

“Our athletic trainers offer solid support to each of our athletic teams,” Pattrick said. “As a whole, our student athletes and coaches wouldn’t have nearly as much athletic success without these dedicated men and women backing their efforts.”

Belton ISD’s athletic trainers include Daniel Gibson, Shannon Marek and Montye Sumerall at Belton High School and Chris Hargrove, Kacee Hill and Trevor Swift at Lake Belton High School.



BHS athletic trainers are, from left to right, Daniel Gibson, Shannon Marek and Montye Sumerall.


LBHS athletic trainers are, from left to right, Kacee Hill, Chris Hargrove and Trevor Swift.


March 26, 2021