The athletic training program at St. Christopher’s provides care for our 6-12 grade student athletes. Our full-time athletic trainer is on site for all practices/home events, providing care for our Saints and our opponents.

What is an athletic trainer?

Athletic trainers are health care professionals certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA). They are also licensed by the Board of Medicine in many states, including Virginia. Athletic training is not synonymous with personal training. In order to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC), one must graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the NATA Board of Certification. In addition, ATC’s are required to obtain 50 continuing education credits every two years and maintain current CPR certification.

Certified athletic trainers work closely with and under the direction of physicians. They are responsible for the prevention, evaluation/emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation of many different injuries and medical conditions. These health care professionals are a very necessary and vital component of a successful sports program.

Pre-participation Athletic Physical Options

All St. Christopher's student athletes (grade 7-12) are required to have a current physical on file prior to athletic participation. Physicals will be considered current for one year after the examination date. If your son needs an updated sports physical, and you are unable to schedule it with his primary care physician, please consider one of the options listed below:
  • Ortho-on-call: No appointment necessary ($30 fee) 8910 D Three Chopt Rd. Richmond, VA 23229 11600 Busy St. Richmond, VA 23236 804-440-HURT
  • CVS Minute Clinic: No appointment necessary ($35 fee) 5001 W. Broad St. (Corner of W. Broad St. and Willow Lawn Dr.) 1-866-389-2727
  • Dr. Steve Reece: Call for appointment ($30 fee) Advanced Orthopedic Centers 7858 Shrader Rd. Richmond, VA 23294 804-270-1305
  • CJW Sports Medicine: Call for appointment ($35 fee) 500 Hioaks Rd. Suite A Richmond, VA 23225 804-560-6500


Athletic Trainer

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    Robin Eldridge 

    Athletic Trainer
    (804) 282-3185 x5334
    James Madison University - BS
    University of Tennessee - Knoxville - MS