Athletic trainer & concussion resources
Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians and specialize in prevention, emergency care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries and illnesses.
Our athletic trainer is Jenny Newell, a full-time faculty member, available to help ASL students with injuries and injury prevention.
This is Jenny's ninth year at ASL and her 18th year as a certified athletic trainer. Before moving to London, Jenny was head athletic trainer at Powdersville High School in Greenville, SC, Wren High School in Easley, SC, and Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck, NY. Jenny is originally from Irmo, SC and graduated from Dutch Fork High School in 1996. She holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of South Carolina, with an emphasis on athletic training, and a cognate in sports management. She went on to work as a graduate assistant at Manhattan College in New York City. Jenny loves all sports, but particularly enjoys supporting USC Gamecocks, Carolina Panthers and Tottenham Hotspur.
Due to the flexible and changing nature of athletics, Jenny has office hours at ASL from 11:30 am to 3:05 pm, after which she is either traveling with teams or out at practices. If you need to arrange a meeting or an injury evaluation, please call or email her to set a time.
Jenny Newell, AT
+44 7896 173765
Links for parents, athletes and coaches
NFHS online concussion course
The NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and activities to help students succeed since 1920. All athletes and parents are encouraged to take this free online course.
- Visit the NFHS Learning Center website and register for an account
- After registration, 'order' the free concussion course
- Once you’ve completed 'checkout,' you’ll be able to take the free online course, which takes approximately 25 minutes
- When you’ve completed and passed the course, you have the option of printing a certificate of completion
The Medical Waiver Form, below, is mandatory before participating in ASL Athletics. A parent or guardian must complete the form on behalf of the student. If required, you must also complete the Physical Examination Form. This form is required only once per year, and is different from the online health form.
Medical Waiver Form
"I certify that my child, listed above, has my permission to participate in ASL interscholastic sports during the 2021-22 school year. I will not be providing a Medical History and Physical Examination form, but I believe my child to be physically fit and able to participate in athletics.
In case of injury to my child, I authorize the coach of the team concerned to take my child to any medical/dental center for examination as is necessary if I cannot be contacted. (Please note, we are advised by lawyers that the coach will not be able
to give consent for medical treatment, but it is probable that the admitting doctor will assume this responsibility in an emergency.)
In the event of any accident or injury occurring during the participation of my child, named above, in the athletics program of The American School in London, he/she/I will not hold The American School in London liable in any way."