Currently an Athletic Trainer for North Central High School in Indianapolis, Dani Tucker has been an influential part of Methodist Sports Medicine’s coverage of North Central High School for years. Dani has a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.
In 2014, Dani was part of the North Central High School athletic program that was awarded the Safe Sports School Award by the National Athletic Trainers Association - the first in the Indianapolis area to do so. The award recognizes secondary schools that take crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries.
Healthy Roster Director of Customer Success Rob Mottice is impressed with Dani and North Central High School’s adoption of the Healthy Roster platform:
"Since day 1 of starting with Healthy Roster in the late summer of 2017, Dani and fellow AT Miho Sayles have been highly engaged with all that Healthy Roster has to offer for over 700 athletes at her school in Indiana. Between the two, they have logged almost 200 injuries, over 2,000 treatments and over 130 referrals. Parent adoption at their school is approaching 50% in the first few months of using Healthy Roster.”
To hear from Dani herself about her experiences in the athletic training field, check out her responses below:
Why did you become an Athletic Trainer?
I grew up in a small town and played 3 sports for my school where we did not have access to an athletic trainer. Following several injuries in high school and spending time with an athletic trainer to rehab those injuries I found a passion for sports medicine.
Without sharing any PHI of course, what is your most memorable moment as an Athletic Trainer?
Every athlete who I have had the pleasure of helping come back from a significant injury is very memorable. Watching them return to their sport & be successful is the greatest reward!
What advice would you give others, either in the profession or considering becoming an Athletic Trainer?
For those considering becoming an Athletic Trainer I would HIGHLY recommend shadowing one for some time. I think a lot of kids like the thought of being involved in sports with our profession but also don’t understand the time commitment it takes.
What do you feel people outside of your profession should know about Athletic Trainers?
We are not personal trainers. We are involved in the Sports Medicine side of keeping athletes healthy, safe & getting them back on the field as quick & safe as possible.
What is the key to being successful in Athletic Training?
Continue to learn, know the latest research/techniques being used & always stand up for yourself.