Athletic Training

Athletic Training at Minnesota Crookston

Inside Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers at the University of Minnesota, Crookston collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals to provide a safe environment for student-athletes. UMC athletic training teams focus on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions. All Athletic Trainers at UMC are nationally certified by BOCATC, members of National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), and registered by MN State Board of Medicine.

The Athletic Training Facilities are currently located in UMC Sports Center Room 153. UMC Athletic Training teams support our student-athletes with variety of modalities, rehabilitation, and evidence based practices.


  • Office hours will vary based on practice/game schedule. Please contact your Athletic Trainer and make an appointment if you need a moment with them.
  • Treatment priority is given to In-Season Sports. However, we will work to make appointments fit the student-athlete’s schedule.


Steven Krouse

Head Athletic Trainer
Health Care Administrator
Rachel Reichel

Athletic Trainer
Dani Schroeder
Athletic Trainer
Shelby Conard
Athletic Trainer

Contact Us

UMC Athletic Training
154 Sports Center
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN? 56716

Office: 218-281-8427

Students who are interested in Athletic Training

If you are interested in a job in Athletic Training, you are very welcome to visit our office. We will have a couple of work-study positions during the upcoming school year.

Following websites are helpful resources:

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Student Athlete Information

General Information
Student-athletes should immediately report all injuries and illness to the Athletic Training staff. All athletes must be “Medically Cleared” before returning to any activity if he/she is referred for medical care or misses practice and/or games. Clearance for practice and games is at the discretion of the athletic training staff, not the coaches.

Athletes are strongly encouraged to obtain a referral from the UMC Athletic Training staff for medical services. This allows the athlete to receive care from an appropriate providers, and allows the Athletic Training staff to be promptly and properly informed of the care provided in order to carry out physician’s order regarding appropriate continued care & return to activity. Following a doctor appointment, the athlete must provide the Athletic Training staff with the completed & signed UMC Athletic Training “Physician Referral” form before the athlete is allowed to return to activity and / or modify his/her activity from a prior order.

Student-athlete may be referred to physicians other than UMC Team Physicians on an as needed basis; however, the team physician has the final decision on an athlete’s playing status regardless of the opinion of outside physicians.

UMC Athletic Trainers have a close relationship with the UMC Student Health Services. For acute illness and other health concerns, student-athletes are encouraged to take advantage of the student health (218-281-8512). There is no charge to visit the nurse, Stacey Grunewald. However, if a referral is made to a health care professional off campus, the costs are the student’s responsibility and/or their insurance provider.

Athletic Training Room Rules

  • No Cleats on
  • Facilities are co-ed; shorts and shirts are required.
  • The athletic training rooms are not a hangout; loitering is not permitted.
  • No items (i.e. tape, scissors, etc) are to be removed from the facilities without permission
  • Footwear is not permitted on the tables or against walls
  • No use of any modality equipment in athletic training room without permission.

Pre-Participation Medical Requirements

Pre-participation Medical Requirements
Athletic Training – Forms
PRIOR to participating any practice or competition in any NCAA allowable event/practice for the University of Minnesota, Crookston, All student-athletes need to complete the medical eligibility process.
Medical related forms: (PDF)

  • General Information
  • Emergency Contact
  • Assumption of Risk
  • Consent for Treatment
  • Authorization to use or disclose health information
  • Insurance Policy Information & Coverage
  • Copy of Insurance Card (Front and Back)
  • Medical History Questionnaires
  • Physical Exam? (Only new incoming students – Freshman and transfer students)

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*** Must be signed by a physician or physician assistant (PA). A form signed by a physical therapist, chiropractor, or other health care professionals is NOT acceptable***

Supplemental Documents: (If applicable)

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

(PDF - Please Read Carefully following documents and submit necessary documents to athletic training staff)
NCAA established ADHD medication policy. Medication commonly used to treat ADHD such as, Methylphenidate (Ritalin) and Amphetamine (Adderall), are classified as a banned substances under the NCAA class of stimulants. In order for a medical exception to be granted for the use of these stimulate medications, the student-athlete must demonstrate that s/he has undergone standard assessment to identify ADHD.”
Concussion Protocol

Sickle Cell Trait
Tryout Form

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***Medical/Health Insurance***
Each Athlete is mandated by the NCAA to carry primary health insurance. The policy must meet the following requirements:

  1. The policy must cover participation in intercollegiate athletics.
  2. The policy must have a minimum lifetime policy limit of $90,000

Catastrophic Insurance Coverage
Secondary health insurance is available for catastrophic injuries through both the University of Minnesota, and the NCAA.? In order for a claim to be considered for this coverage, the injury must have been sustained during participation in UMC Intercollegiate Athletics and exceed a policy deductible.? In the case of both the U of M and NCAA catastrophic policy, the primary insurance and/or the individual him/herself, through out-of-pocket funds, must first pay the deductible before the catastrophic policy will begin payment.? Such claims will be submitted at the discretion of the Head Athletic Trainer and the Athletic Director.? All claims are subject to review and approval by the insurance company.? Payment of a claim is not guaranteed.
This catastrophic insurance shall be made available to every UMC student-athlete who sustains an injury during UMC intercollegiate participation that meets the deductible criteria.
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Visiting Team Information

UMC Athletic Training staffs would like to welcome you to our campus. The following information has been provided to assist your team in your travel plans.


Sports Center (Lysaker Gymnasium)
The Main Athletic Training room is located on the first floor of Lysaker Gymnasium. All UMC athletic teams utilize this Athletic Training room (ATR) as their primary care facility.

Following Modalities are available:

  1. Electrical Stimulation
  2. Ultrasound
  3. Whirlpool
  4. Hydrocollator
  5. Ice

Event Coverage
Medical coverage is provided by the University of Minnesota, Crookston’s Athletic Training Staffs in conjunction with Riverview Health Physicians. A team physician and EMS will be present for all home football games, and EMT is available for all home women’s soccer and equestrian events. Team physicians will be on-call for other all home contests in addition to a Certified Athletic Trainers.
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Following supplies will be provided.

  • Football
    • Three 10-Gallons Water, Ice, Cups, and Taping tables in the locker room and bench area.
  • Indoor Sports (Volleyball, Basketball)
    • One 10-Gallon Water at bench area, Ice, Cups, towels, one 5-gallons water in the locker room, and taping/treatment tables are available in the Athletic Training room.
  • Outdoor Sports (Baseball, Softball, Soccer)
    • One 10-Gallon Water at bench area, Ice, Cups, and taping/treatment tables are available in the Athletic Training room.
  • Other modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, whirlpool etc. are available upon request.
    • For using these modalities, your own Certified Athletic Trainer must be present. If ATC is not traveling with their team and wants to use those modalities, please provide us notes that indicate type of modality, duration, intensity etc. signed by their Certified Athletic Trainer. Otherwise, we are not able to provide these services.

Emergency Contact around Crookston Area

Riverview Health – Emergency Room??? (218) 281 - 9450
Riverview Health – Urgent Care? (218) 281 - 9553
Riverview Health – Family Practice? (218) 281 - 9595
Altru Clinic – Family Practice (Crookston)? (218) 281 – 9100
Walmart Pharmacy (218) 281 – 6170
UMC – Security Services? (O) (218) 281 – 8530?? (C) (218) 289-0565
Emergency EMS?? 911


Sports Related-Concussion

*Report to Athletic Trainers Immediately.*
If you suspect that you or your teammates have a concussion.
Symptoms of a Concussion

  • Symptoms can show up hours or days after the original injury.
  • Symptoms include:
    • Ringing in the ears
    • Amnesia (Memory Loss)
    • Confusion
    • Headache
    • Loss of consciousness (Knocked out)
    • Balance problem or dizziness
    • Double or fuzzy vision
    • Sensitivity to light or noise
    • Nausea (Feeling that you might throw-up)
    • Feeling sluggish, foggy, or groggy
    • Feeling unusually irritable
    • Difficulty to remember or concentrate
    • Feeling slow

What to do when you think you or your teammate have a concussion?

  1. DON’T HIDE IT: Tell your athletic trainer and coach immediately. Never ignore or underestimate a blow to the head.
  2. REPORT IT: Do not return to play in a game, practice or other physical activity while symptoms are still present. The sooner you get evaluated by athletic trainers and/or physicians, the sooner you may be able to return to play.
  3. GET CHECKED-OUT: Only physicians and athletic trainers can tell you if you have had a concussion and when it is safe for you to return to play. Coaches don’t make this decision because they are not trained to do it. *Concussion may affect your ability to perform daily-living activities, your reaction time, balance, sleep and classroom performance. UMC sports medicine team and faculty members collaborate to ensure student-athletes’ safety and support their classroom activity after having concussion.
  4. TAKE TIME TO RECOVER: Your brain needs time to heal so get some rest. In rare cases, repeat concussions can damage your brain permanently, and even cause death. Severe brain injury can change your whole life.

*Resource from NCAA Concussion Fact Sheet.
A copy is available in Athletic Training room.
UMC Athletic Trainers work closely with our team physicians to treat concussion. Treatment periods vary based on severity and student-athletes’ reaction to treatment.

The UMC sports medicine team use ImPACT test (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) to evaluate concussions. This assessment test assists the UMC sports medicine team to objectively evaluate the concussed student-athlete’s post-injury condition and to determine if the student-athletes are fully recovered from the concussion and ready to return to activity.
ImPACT Test is being used in variety clinical settings and professions including:
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This test measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning in athletes, including:

  • Attention span
  • Working memory
  • Sustained and selective attention time
  • Response variability
  • Non-verbal problem solving
  • Reaction time

*Further information regarding ImPACT test, go to their website (