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Louisiana High School Athletic Association

Team celebrating after winning the 2021 Ochsner LHSAA State Volleyball Championship
Team celebrating after winning the 2021 Ochsner LHSAA State Volleyball Championship

Louisiana High School Athletic Association

Ochsner Health is the official healthcare provider of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Through this exclusive partnership, Ochsner provides healthcare training and education for LHSAA member programs and develops curriculum support for student athletes interested in pursuing careers in healthcare and sports medicine.

Ochsner is the title sponsor for all 21 of LHSAA’s annual championship events. Our athletic trainers care for all student athletes participating in those events.

Founded in 1920, the LHSAA recognizes and promotes academics, the safety of participants, competition, sportsmanship and the life-long values athletics fosters. It represents 404 member schools, 110,000 student-athletes and 10,000 coaches in Louisiana.

Ochsner aims to strengthen these numbers through the expertise of its more than 80 athletic trainers, all of whom are accredited allied healthcare professionals. They provide care to athletes under the guidance of the Ochsner Andrews Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute’s 18 sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons across Louisiana.

The Ochsner Andrews Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute’s Athletic Training Outreach Program provides services to the greater New Orleans region spanning from Baton Rouge to Mississippi, providing quality healthcare to athletes competing in any sport. Ochsner athletic trainers are proficient in prevention, treatment and maintenance of any sports-related injury or health condition. Our goal is to keep athletes safe and to prevent serious injury from occurring.

Ochsner Athletic Trainers work with several professional, college and high school teams and organizations, including

  • All Jefferson and St. Tammany Parish Public High Schools and Middle Schools
  • 11 East Baton Rouge Parish Public High Schools
  • Many private and parochial schools

Learn more about our program

Our sports medicine summer internship program is an opportunity for high school student athletes to explore career paths within sports medicine, including athletic training, sports clinic, performance training and physical therapy.

The one-week program will take place July 24-28 in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, on the North Shore and River Parishes. It is hosted by the Ochsner Andrews Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute in partnership with the LHSAA.

We are now accepting applications for 2023! High school students can apply between April 1 and May 4.

Apply now

As Ochsner continues to expand our partnership with LHSAA, we are identifying opportunities to leverage Ochsner’s expertise and LHSAA’s network to create workforce development opportunities. This includes providing subject matter expertise within the athletic training and sports medicine space.

If you would like to request a professional speaker, either in person or virtually, please fill out this form.

Requests can be completed for school career outreach purposes or for teacher/coach/parent professional support.

Request a speaker

The Ochsner Andrews Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute combines Ochsner’s award-winning sports medicine and orthopedic programs with renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews’ expertise, research and education platform. This partnership will strengthen the best-in-class care for patients and athletes across Louisiana and Mississippi.

Dr. Andrews consults with Ochsner physicians and sports medicine teams in person several times a month to provide guidance on programs and share clinical best practices, participate in educational, research and professional development initiatives and lead advocacy efforts to prevent youth sports injuries.

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