Welcome to the Brewster Academy Athletic Training Program. Our goal is to
ensure quality athletic health care for every athlete at Brewster. This includes injury prevention, immediate injury
care, assessment, and clinical evaluation of musculoskeletal injury,
treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries.
The athletic trainers serve as liaisons between physicians (and other allied health care professionals) and athletes,
coaches, and parents, as well as educating students on various health and
fitness issues such as strength and conditioning, nutrition, injury
prevention, and communicable diseases.
In the event that an athlete is hurt to the extent that it will
affect his/her ability to perform normal activities or warrants
further evaluation by a physician, an athletic trainer will contact a student's parent or guardian as soon
as possible with information and recommendations for proper care of
the injured athlete.
Links of Interest
National Athletic Trainers' Association
Concussion Protocol Brewster
ACTION Sports & Physical Therapy
Kirsty Ridings graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in sports medicine and then completed a master's in exercise science from the California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Brewster in 2007, Kirsty initiated the athletic training program at Kingswood Regional High School where she oversaw sports medicine for three years.
Her enthusiasm for sports and athletic training has taken her around the country, working at universities including Dartmouth College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical in Florida, and SUNY New Paltz, as well as working with the Cape Cod Baseball League. During Kirsty's time at Brewster she has initiated an on-campus physical therapy program, set up impact testing for student concussions, and developed an ACL prevention program for our girls' programs.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Precious Hammond has been the assistant trainer since 2014, coming to Brewster from the New Hampton School. She also has experience as an academic support teacher, dorm parent, and academic advisor.
Precious graduated from Plymouth State Universiy in May 2013 with her master’s in athletic training higher education. During her time at Plymouth State she was the graduate research assistant for the Elder Falls Prevention project that was funded by NH-INBRE under the direction of Dr. Marjorie King. Prior to Plymouth State, Precious graduated from Norwich University with her B.S. in sports medicine: athletic training.