•  Mr. Sawicki has been the Athletic Trainer at New Egypt since 2001. He takes care of all of the medical needs of our athletes at both New Egypt High School and Middle School. You can usually see him on the sidelines of any games or practices throughout the year.
    Email: sawickij@newegypt.us
    Training Room: (609)758-6800 EXT. 1252

    New Egypt High School's Head Athletic Trainer, Jim Sawicki, has provided some background information on the importance of an athletic trainer and how to become one yourself.


    What is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)?
    Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC's) are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and those engaged in physical activities.  In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team, administering emergency care for acute injuries and rehabilitation for chronic injuries.

    What Qualifications do ATC's have?
    Certified Athletic Trainers have, at minimum a bachelor's degree from an accredited athletic training education curriculum program.

    Where do Athletic Trainers work and what do they do?
    Certified Athletic Trainers work with: secondary school interscholastic athletic programs, intercollegiate athletic programs, professional athletic teams, cooperate health programs, sports medicine clinics, and physicians' offices.  Adequately trained and educated personnel should be on-site to care for all injuries occurring in high school athletics.  Treating an injury immediately and rehabilitating it properly may reduce the risk or re-injury or prevent a more serious injury in the future.
    Certified Athletic Trainers contribute to a cost effective health care system by emphasizing injury prevention and injury evaluations that prevent unnecessary trips to the emergency room, and not needed x-rays.  Through aggressive rehabilitation, they focus on restoring patients' good health and ability to participate.  Certified Athletic Trainers have fulfilled the requirements for certification established by the national athletic trainers' association board of cortication, inc. (NATABOC)

    Other Tidbits 

    • You should say "Athletic Trainer" not "Trainer" when addressing a Certified Athletic Trainer.
    • More than 92% of all US Athletic Trainers belong to the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
    • Athletic Trainers are usually the first to arrive and the last to leave when covering an athletic event





    A Little Bit About Your Athletic Trainer at New Egypt Schools
    Mr. Sawicki graduated from East Carolina University in the winter of 1999. He graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science: Teacher Preparation and also completed the CAAHEP accredited Sports Medicine program at ECU. At that time Mr. Sawicki took and passed the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification exam, which is required to be considered a Certified Athletic Trainer. After becoming certified, Mr. Sawicki took a job at Raleigh Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists (RORS) in Raleigh, NC. During his two years at RORS, Jim learned a great deal about rehabilitation while getting to work with a Physical Therapist. Another benefit was being able to work with high-level athletes from NC State, Carolina Ballet, and the Carolina Hurricanes. Mr. Sawicki even got to work as an Athletic Trainer for many of the local high schools in the Raleigh area through their association to Raleigh Orthopedic.  In the fall of 2001 Mr. Sawicki began his job at Plumsted Township School District.  He has built the Athletic Training Program from scratch with influences of other highly regarded programs in NJ and NC.  Mr. Sawicki is also looking to start a Student Athletic Training Program as soon as enough interest is generated.  Mr. Sawicki is happy to be part of Plumsted Township School District and hopes to keep improving the Athletic Training Program to be the best that it can be!