Athletic Trainers

Ann Hamker, MS, ATC

Ann earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Athletic Training from Ohio University.  Ann’s areas of interest are in concussion rehabilitation emphasizing the management of return to activity/work.  She also works with the development of advanced strength and conditioning programs for all active individuals s well as skills training for high school and college athletes.  You will see Ann on Friday nights working on the sidelines of the Elyria High Football games as well as tennis, basketball, wrestling and in the dugout with the Elyria High Softball program as she is one of two Certified Athletic Trainers providing athletic training coverage for all of the Elyria City Schools Athletic Department programs.


Laura Breese, MA, ATC

Laura earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University in 1996 and her Master’s in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University.  Laura joined the JPT staff in the fall of 2008.  Balance and sports specific training are Laura’s area of interests.  Laura is one of our two Certified Athletic Trainers providing sports coverage at Elyria High School.  She is also adjunct faculty at Lorain County Community College and enjoys presenting at continuing education courses for Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists.


**Reminder: A current physical is required prior to any athletic participation.  

Health and Injuries – This documents reviews various injuries and health topics

Parent Handout – Contact information and Sports Medicine Guidelines

Beat the Heat – Heat injury prevention

Heat Illness Parent/Coach – Parents’ and Coaches’ Guide to Dehydration and Other Heat Illnesses in Children

OHSAA Physical Form – The required physical form for athletic participation