Athletic Training Services

Athletic Training For Youth, High School, Collegiate & Adult Sports

At Capstone, we pride ourselves on providing unparalleled medical services to athletes of all ages. Our passion is making sure that the athletes at all levels stay healthy and safe while participating in all athletic events. Injuries can and do occur, but there are proactive steps that can be taken to minimize risk. There is an inherent injury risk within athletics and an athlete’s ability to recover and participate at the highest level often depends on the timing and quality of care they receive in the moments immediately following the onset of injury. Capstone Medical Services is a team of certified and licensed athletic trainers who have many combined years of experience working with a wide range of athletes and sports across all levels of competition. As a complement to our offered program and as a subsidiary to our core team, Capstone partners with renowned practicing physicians, physical therapists, and other allied health care professionals that make our program the most comprehensive in this space. Our mission is to manage all details of the comprehensive medical team and supply a knowledgeable and personable staff, while working to ensure that services exceed your expectations. We strive to keep all those we work with on the playing surface and participating at the highest level.


Our Promise to You

Capstone is committed to providing athletic training services that vastly exceed your expectations and raising the bar year over year as our partnership grows. We achieve these goals by providing athletic training services for injured athletes, including (but not limited to) injury prevention, nutrition education, injury evaluation and treatment of injuries, concussion baseline testing as well as CPR/First Aid and AED Training for coaches and administrators. By making athletic training services accessible to all athletes, our partnership will give a competitive advantage to your organization that many other programs and facilities in the area do not currently have. Not only would our continued services speed up the continuum of care due to familiarity but will also give parents the peace of mind knowing their children are in safe hands while participating in practices, tournaments, and showcases.


Why Hire an Athletic Trainer

The athletic trainer is proficient in the following areas:

  • Assessment and Evaluation: Recognizing and evaluating athletic injuries is one of the primary aspects of athletic training. Specific tests for range of motion, joint stability, flexibility and manual muscle testing, as well as a thorough screening of neurological, sensory and motor ability are used by the AT to evaluate the severity of the injury.
  • Acute Care of Injury and Illness: The certified athletic trainer is skilled in administering the proper emergency care and in making prompt, appropriate medical referrals. Therapeutic Exercise for the Physically Active During the recovery of an injured student athlete, the certified athletic trainer initiates a treatment regimen under the direction of the team physician or the student athlete’s personal physician. These treatments may include rehabilitative exercises designed to return the student athlete to his or her athletic endeavor in the same, if not better, physical condition than before the injury.
  • General Medical Conditions and Disabilities: The certified athletic trainer has knowledge of the general medical conditions and disabilities of secondary school athletes and as such, is better able to recognize a potential problem, to provide appropriate acute care, and to make a referral to the appropriate medical consultant.
  • Pathology of Injury And Illness: The certified athletic trainer has the special skills and the knowledge that allow him or her to understand the physiological responses of human growth and development, as well as the progression of injuries and the illnesses and diseases that may afflict the secondary school athlete.
  • Pharmacological Aspects of Injury and Illness: The certified athletic trainer has in-depth knowledge and skill regarding the pharmacological aspects of dealing with the injuries and illnesses of secondary school athletes. The AT understands the indications, contraindications, precautions, interactions, and governing regulations relevant to the treatment of the injuries and illnesses of the secondary school athlete.
  • Nutritional Aspects of Injury and Illness: The certified athletic trainer has been thoroughly educated to understand the relationship between athletic performance and nutrition. The AT also understands the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and is skilled in referring problems to the appropriate member of the medical community for consultation.
  • Health Care Administration: The certified athletic trainer has the knowledge and skills to develop, administer and manage a healthcare facility. An effective secondary school athletic training program must be well organized, paying careful attention to the details of record keeping, developing and maintaining an up to date Emergency Action Plan, standard operating procedure, supply inventory and facility maintenance. Purchasing supplies and equipment is of constant concern, especially in times of restricted budgets.
  • Psycho-Social Intervention and Referral: Certified athletic trainers are also educators and counselors. They instruct and counsel the student athletes in all areas of their physical condition and explain the recovery and rehabilitation process.
  • Professional Development and Responsibilities: In order to maintain their certification, the BOC requires the AT to earn continuing education units by attending seminars and symposia relating to the profession of sports medicine and athletic training. They have an understanding of national and state regulatory agencies and standards.
  • Concussion assessment, treatment, management and rehabilitation: Due to recent state laws enacted regarding recognition, care and treatment of head injuries, athletic trainers are the gatekeepers for appropriate evaluation and care for student athletes that suffer from a concussion.


Our Partnership Plans

Our partners and all other affiliated groups have a well-established reputations for quality and greatness throughout New Jersey, the tri-state area and the Northeast. For that reputation to continue to thrive, it is vital to have a self-sufficient and viable partner that shares the same vision. A true partnership only works when having the same focus and vision to achieve a common goal. In our eyes, that goal is the health and safety of your athletes. It is our multifaceted approach that brings out the best in all of us. Capstone Medical Services will work with you while being self-sufficient to develop a program tailoring the provided athletic training services to meet the individual needs of each team, program and athlete.


Elite level travel baseball and softball programs have a lot of individuality. Each has its own distinct audience, tone, personality and objectives that they strive to meet and exceed. From our first day together, Capstone focuses on streamlining logistics so that your organization’s unique qualities shine through, while allowing you as administration to sit back and know that your athletes’ safety is our top value. We work to strategize with administrators to recognize and mitigate risk while providing the most exceptional on-site medical care possible. Capstone is and will remain committed to the health and well-being of your athletes. You can take solace in knowing we will be there to manage the day-to-day logistics of the medical program. We will work with only the best physicians and other allied healthcare professionals in your local community and surrounding areas to provide all with exceptional service and care.


To ensure we are providing the best service possible, Capstone promises to include designated coaches and administration in the hiring process. We want to ensure the athletic trainer selected to be part of your community is a perfect fit. In order to do that and in an effort to provide transparency within the hiring process, Capstone Medical Services will narrow down our candidate pool to those individuals we feel will be the best suited for the position. From there, we would invite those designated by Diamond Nation to participate in an additional round of interviews with these candidates. After those interviews have been completed, leadership from Capstone Medical and Diamond Nation will meet and discuss each candidate to find the individual that best fits the needs of the school and school community.


What is Included in Daily Athletic Training Coverage

Daily athletic training coverage provided by Capstone Medical Services includes the following elements:

  • Provide athletic training services* for all practices and home contests each day
  • Hours are set by Diamond Nation administration
  • Clinical diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
  • Preventative taping and wrapping for practices and games
  • Daily injury sign in
  • Maintain appropriate general treatment orders to be reviewed annually and approved by the team physician.
  • Act as liaison between family physicians and specialists, the school district, athletes and their parents.
  • Maintain accurate records of injuries, treatments and provide insurance claim forms for sports injuries treated by a physician.
  • Develop and maintain a budget for the athletic training program.
  • Provide the coaches and athletic director with a list of athletes medically eligible to compete under program and state rules and regulations.


*Athletic Training Services: The management and provision of care of injuries to a physically active person as defined in the state practice act with the direction of a licensed physician. The term includes the rendering of emergency care, development of injury prevention programs and providing appropriate preventative devices for the physically active person. The term also includes the assessment, management, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of the physically active person whose conditions are within the professional preparation and education of a certified athletic trainer. The term also includes the use of modalities such as mechanical stimulation, heat, cold, light, air, water, electricity, sound, massage and the use of therapeutic exercises, reconditioning exercise and fitness programs.