A Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 co-educational independent day school in Westchester County, New York

Athletic Training & Fitness


Rye Country Day School provides athletic training services to all Middle and Upper School student-athletes. Athletic trainers are on site for all home practices and competitions. Student-athletes may receive care in the athletic training room every weekday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until the last practice or game has ended, or by appointment. Parents/guardians are encouraged to reach out to the Athletic Trainers any time they may have a question or concern about their student-athlete.

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.

The primary responsibilities of athletic trainers include:

  • Injury prevention
  • Recognition and evaluation of injuries
  • Management and treatment of injuries
  • Rehabilitation of injuries
  • Managing return-to-play protocols
  • Evaluating conditions to ensure student-athlete safety


Athletic Injury Policies and Procedures

Head Athletic Trainer

Heidi Southard


Assistant Athletic Trainer

Giovanni D'Onza



Rye Country Day is committed to meeting the health and fitness needs of students, faculty, and staff. We offer a comprehensive strength and conditioning program that helps our athletes achieve their fitness potential in the safest manner possible. Our well-rounded program includes strength training, cardiovascular training, and proper nutrition. 

Personal fitness training sessions are also available to the RCDS community. For more information and to register, visit here

Director, Fitness Center

Ray McGhee


SUPERVISOR, Fitness Center

Anthony Felice