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2021-2022 Trainers and Sports Med Team

2021-2022 Trainers and Sports Med Team

What is an Athletic Trainer?

  • Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations.  As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.  The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.

    Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree. Learn more about the education of athletic trainers.

Coach Jones

  • Jonathan Jones is entering his 6th year as the Head Athletic Trainer for Lytle ISD Athletics. Coach Jones is currently a Licensed Athletic Trainer through the state of Texas. He graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelors's degree in Athletic Training & a Minor in Psychology. He served as a student athletic trainer, treating athletes that participated in Football, Softball, Baseball, Men's & Women's Basketball, and Track & Field. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Sports Administration from Concordia University in Austin. 

    Upon arriving at Lytle, He served as an Athletic Trainer working inside the Toyota Manufacturing Plant. His main focus there was work ergonomics of the team workers and was in charge of 120 team members who worked on the engines, axels, and frames of the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra. 

    Jonathan Jones is also International Youth Conditioning Association- Strength & Conditioning Certified and is Reflexive Performance Reset Level 1 Certified. He is happily married to his wife, Contessa Martinez-Jones, and are parents to their 15-month-old daughter, Lylei. 

Our Stories

  • 8-26-2021 Lytle Student Trainers 2021-2022

    When I started my job as the Head Athletic Trainer 7 years ago, one of the biggest challenges I faced was making this program well-respected and to increase my number of student trainers. In my first couple of years, I had an average of 3-4 student trainers as a whole! Fast forward to today, I have 13 total student trainers in the program! With some arduous work and revamping the sports medicine program here in Lytle, the perception of this program has greatly improved, and having increased kids interested in becoming student trainers has shown me that word is spreading!

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  • 5-10-2021 Sports Medicine Recap for 2020-2021 School Year & 2021-2022 Lytle Student Trainers

    It has been one crazy year, especially in the athletic department; however, our student trainers made sure that our athletes were taking care of and following COVID-19 mitigation rules at the same time. Trust me when I say, trying to balance all of that is pretty strenuous but our student trainers prevailed!

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  • Link to Rank One website

    Athletic forms for 2021-2022 school year.