Starting in the winter of 2016 Kennedy Catholic High School began a partnership with Seattle Children's Hospital to provide athletic training services to our Lancer student-athletes.
Seattle Children’s Athletic Trainers Program provides on-site licensed athletic trainers to schools and other organizations during practices, home and away games and at other sporting events. Trainers are experienced working with athletes from a wide variety of sports, including football, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics, wrestling, basketball, baseball, softball, track and field, tennis, golf, swimming, volleyball, and cross country.
Athletic trainers work with kids, teens, coaches and parents to make sure young athletes are well prepared for activities, properly treated for injuries and can return to play safely and quickly. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for football that recommend having a sports trainer on the sidelines during games and practices.
Andrew Richards is a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and licensed to practice in the state of Washington and Utah (LAT). He is a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-PES). He is also a level 2 Certified USA Hockey coach (CEP).
He joined the Sports Medicine Program and Orthopedics Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital in December of 2015, starting at Kennedy Catholic in February 2016.
Previously, Andrew worked as the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the West Coast Renegades AAA Tier 1 Hockey Program for two seasons.
He graduated from Weber State University May 1, 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training.
As a student athletic trainer, Andrew worked with a variety of programs; Ben Lomond and Morgan High Schools, Mountainland Physical Therapy and Bodytune Physical Therapy, Weber State D1 volleyball, softball and soccer, Weber State Club Hockey and Rugby, as well as the Ogden Jr. A Mustangs Hockey program
Andrew can typically be found in the training room and around campus throughout the week from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm as the teams’ schedules allow. He is available for injury treatment and prevention and will also be found on the sideline for most home events.