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Grand Canyon University Club Sports

Club Sports Medicine

The mission of the Grand Canyon University Club Sports Medicine team is to provide the highest quality of healthcare possible while maintaining a safe environment in which the GCU club sports student-athletes will perform. Our sports medicine team utilizes the most advanced, research-based therapeutic techniques available in the realm of sports medicine. Every effort is made to ensure an optimum state of physical, emotional and mental health, preparing each club student-athlete to excel in club athletics and beyond. The sports medicine team’s focus goes beyond providing first aid to an overall service and education, which provides health and wellness for the club student-athletes. The sports medicine team is a recognized authority in clinical athletic training techniques and education promoting the mission of the GCU club sports department, Grand Canyon University, Arizona Athletic Trainers’ Association and National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

The club sports athletic training room is located in the north end of Antelope Gymnasium (Building 22), which is just south of the GCU track.

New Club Sport Student-Athletes

The following tasks must be completed before a student-athlete is cleared by the club sports medicine staff to participate in any practice, workout or competition.

  • Physicals: Print the club sports physical form and have a physician complete it. Upload the form or one completed within the past 12 months on your ATS profile under eFiles.
  • Athletic Trainer System: New student-athletes should visit the ATS website, click on ATS Athlete Portal, create an account and complete all information. Then, follow these instructions.

If you are a returning student-athletes, you can log onto ATS using your current username and password. Update your general information, including any changes in address, emergency contact or medical information.

  • Insurance Card: You must upload a front and back image of your primary insurance card on your ATS profile.
  • Baseline Concussion Test: All incoming student-athletes participating in contact sports will be scheduled to take a baseline concussion test within the first week of school by their assigned athletic trainer. Athletes participating in the following sports must take the baseline concussion test.
    • Club baseball
    • Club softball
    • Men’s and women’s ice hockey
    • Men’s and women’s lacrosse
    • Men’s and women’s rugby
    • Men’s and women’s club soccer
    • Men’s and women’s club basketball
    • Men’s and women’s club volleyball
    • Club beach volleyball
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Flag Football
    • Spirit

Returning Club Sport Student-Athletes

Log on to ATS using your current username and password. Use database “atsgcu” to do so. Update all general information, including a change of address, an emergency contact or recent medical information. Turn in an updated sports physical to an athletic trainer in the club athletic training room.

Club Sports Medicine Staff

For general questions, concerns or to speak to a staff member please call the office line at 602-639-7065
Fax: 602-761-3316

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm

Jake Aganus, MS, LAT, ATC, CES

Head Athletic Trainer

Richard Lazalde, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kellie Lotshaw, LAT, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Stephanie Vermillion, LAT, ATC

Graduate Assistant

Amanda Beers, LAT, ATC

Graduate Assistant