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Information for Athletes

Concussion Prevention Event

Somerville High School Soccer Teams Team Up/Speak Up To Help Spread Concussion Awareness. Watch the video!

Support information for Athletes and Parents

Free Positive Sport Parenting Course Online from NFHS

Free Sports Nutriton Course Online from NFHS

Free NCAA Eligibility Course Online from NFHS

Free Concussion in Sports Course Online from NFHS

Guide to Getting Started with rSchool

Sports Medicine at Somerville Public Schools

Certified Athletic Training

Student-athlete safety is a top priority for Highlander Athletics. Athletic trainers have a specialized scope of practice that includes injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Michelle Kelly, MA, LAT, ATC is our full-time athletic trainer who provides a unique and qualified skill set to meet the needs of student-athlete care and safety. As a health care provider, it is the responsibility of the licensed athletic trainer to determine if an injured athlete may continue to participate in their sport, and when they will be allowed to return to participation. This determination is often done in conjunction with our volunteer consulting physicians or with the athlete's primary care/orthopedic physician.

We have a partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance Sports Medicine, which provides sideline coverage at varsity football games, office visits, and physical therapy.

Michelle also serves as the District Coordinator for Concussion Management. She provides education, evaluation, and management of all concussions that occur within our Somerville Public Schools.

Recommended Orthopedic Services

Highlander Athletics is pleased to recommend orthopedic services for our student-athletes at the following locations.

CHA Assembly Square Sports Medicine

5 Middlesex Avenue, Somerville, MA, 1st floor
Dr. David Wing: 617-665-2007, 617-665-1566
Nicholas Wilson, PT: Physical Therapist - Manager Ambulatory Rehab and Sports Medicine: 617-591-4692
Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine
SPORTS MEDICINE AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP: When you call, state that you are an affiliated group member from Somerville High School: Priority and urgent appointments: 857-218-5093, Concussion Clinic: 781-216-1328 or 617-355-3501

Responsibilities of the student-athlete and his/her parent/guardian

Highlander student-athletes are expected to work in partnership with their coaches, athletic trainer, and medical professionals to ensure they stay in the right physical condition to succeed on the field and in the classroom. Student-athletes are expected to:

  • Inform the athletic trainer of ALL injuries that occur during the season, whether or not it happened while participating in their sport. This is essential in the recovery process.
  • Inform the athletic trainer of ALL medical doctor visits regarding injury and return to participation.
  • Provide the athletic trainer with a written note from ALL doctor visits. This is important for documentation of an athlete's injury and return to participation guidelines, plus it aids in communication between the physician and Highlander Athletics. In some cases, the student-athlete will not be allowed to return to participation without a note from their physician.

Important Information Regarding Physical Examinations

In order to be in compliance with recent state regulation, physical exams will be required every thirteen months to the day of the exam.


Additional Resources for Athletes and Families

Concussion Legacy Foundation

Concussion Policy (Abbreviated)

Concussion Information

Concussion Information for Parents

Click Here to read our 2021-2022 Student Athlete Handbook.

Visit our Facilities

Take a look at the Somerville 2019 Athletics Facilities Guide for directions and information on our venues. Take a look at the dynamic Map of Our Facilities

Spectator Code of Conduct

The Somerville Public Schools and the Greater Boston League are committed to promoting good sportsmanship, and developing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for competition. We believe the opportunity to represent a school is a privilege, which is accompanied by the responsibility to act with dignity, integrity, and respect at all times.

Individuals associated with a (league) member institution are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner that represents the highest level of honor, and to observe the tenets of good sportsmanship: honesty, fairness, dignity, civility, and respect. Somerville leads the way in ensuring sporting events are safe and enthusiastic! Give honor and respect to student-athletes, coaches, officials, families, and fans by:

  • Appreciating outstanding plays by all teams and athletes
  • Supporting decisions by coaches and officials
  • Showing you are a role model on the field and in the stands
  • Using only positive language and gestures
  • Removing your hat and remaining standing for the entire National Anthem
  • Entering and exiting safely
  • Not doing YOUR part to ASSURE Somerville athletic events are safe and positive may result in being told to leave or being banned from all sporting events


Focus on Athletics

The Somerville Public Schools Athletic Program intends to provide an opportunity for student-athletes to develop and display their talents through competition. All student-athletes place the highest priority on the quality of education and the successful completion of academic programs. Athletics are conducted as an integral component of the overall educational experience; with the goal of having student-athletes strive to reach their potential and give their best.

Somerville High School is a member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and competes in the Greater Boston League. Students who meet all MIAA requirements and are in good academic standing at Somerville High School and Next Wave/Full Circle Alternative School are eligible to participate. For more information on eligibility go to the MIAA site. Students must have a current physical on file to participate in sport.  A copy of the physical must be handed in to the athletic training office. Registration for participation can be found under the sport links.

Useful Websites for Athletes

Stretching and Hydration Information for Students and Parents