Athletic Training

In conjunction with our school’s mission, the sports medicine team at VCS provides a program founded on practicing sports medicine with the highest quality care possible in a professional, compassionate, and service-oriented manner. The primary objective of our Certified Athletic Trainers is to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes participating in sports. To do so, we work in collaboration with the athletic department, school nurse, physical therapists, and physicians. The Athletic Training team offers care from pre-participation sports physicals, preventative treatments, evaluation of injuries and illnesses, rehabilitation of injuries, to recommending proper sports nutrition and specialty referrals.

As a clinical site for the California State University, Northridge Athletic Training Educational Program (CSUN ATEP), VCS provides a hands-on experience for college students.

High School Athletic Training Class

High school athletic training students are provided the opportunity to have on-field and clinic experience under the supervision of our Certified Athletic Trainers. This is an 8th period after school class where students have the opportunity to assist in medical coverage and treatment for our school athletic activities. Our VCS athletic training class strives to provide mentoring and leadership skills while building life-long relationships.

High school athletic training class requirements

  • Completed application (due on May 7th for the 2021-2022 academic year)
  • CPR/First aid and AED certified (May complete this with Mrs. Putignano on campus)
  • 9th-12th grade
  • 150 completed clinical hours per semester assigned

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Rodriguez.

COVID-19 Information for parents and students

Parent Information Sheet

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Sports Physicals

Any students planning to participate in athletics in the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 school year will need to follow the process for athletic clearance below.

1) Register on athleticclearance.com for the corresponding academic year.

2) Upload the sports physical form on athleticclearance.com or turn in your physical examination form to the athletics department.

A physical form must be submitted. The form must be signed and dated by the physician. No physicals performed and signed by a Chiropractor will be accepted. Once you obtain the completed physical, you will need to upload it to www.athleticclearance.com or turn it in to Michelle Rodriguez in the athletics department. Upon review, you will receive an email stating the clearance status of your son/daughter to participate in athletic practices and games.

Multiple Sports
Once you complete a clearance for one sport, most of the information you have entered will be retained in the system. To register for an additional sport, select New Clearance and after you enter the year, school, and sport most of your information will auto fill. It is a good idea to request clearance for all sports you might want to play so you don't have to wait for clearance later in the year.

On-campus Sports Physicals

When: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: VCS Weight Room
Cost: $25 (cash) or online payment (click here and go to the sports medicine tab)
RSVP Link: SignupGenius
What to bring:
Sports physical form with page 1 completely filled out and signed by a parent or guardian and athlete. Cash pay.

Masks and health screen required.


Athletic Trainer - Michelle Rodriguez

Office: 818-767-8382 ext. 297

Athletic Trainer - John Espinoza

Office: 818-767-8382 ext. 296

Team Physician – Dr. Kelln

Ryan Kelln is a board certified pediatrician, fellowship-trained, with board certification in primary care sports medicine. He is an Attending Physician at the Children's Orthopedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Ryan Kelln enjoys treating the wide range of orthopedic and other medical conditions that impact today’s athletes. His specific interests are in injury prevention, overuse injuries, sports related concussions, and the various psychosocial issues that can occur in individual or team sport participation.

Specialty Interest

Pediatric Orthopedics
Office Location
Children’s Hospital
Arcadia Outpatient Center
468 E. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, CA 91006
Office: 626-795-7177
Fax: 626- 357-4052

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