Christopher Poskey, MS, ATC/LAT
Athletic Trainer, The University of Kansas Health System
The University of Kansas Health System is the athletic training provider of Blue Valley Southwest High School. We provide athletic trainers to 27 high schools and middle schools in the Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission, De Soto, and Lansing school districts. Learn more about our Sports Medicine and Performance Center at kansashealthsystem.com/sportsmedicine.
Christopher Poskey joined The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center in August 2014. He is the head athletic trainer at Blue Valley Southwest High School.
Poskey is an integral part of the athletic program at the school. He works side-by-side with student athletes, as well as the coaches, parents and doctors. His job is to ensure the athletes can perform at their maximum potential, but most of all that they are safe and injury-free.
“I am the first line of defense that the students have when they get injured,” said Poskey. “Without having an athletic trainer at the school, some would wait days or even weeks before seeking proper medical care. I can help get them cared for sooner and back to playing the sport they love faster.”
He is at the high school every day and on the sidelines of games providing advice on injury prevention, hydration, performance, injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to all BVSW athletes, as well as other students who might pop into his office at the school.
Poskey has been involved in sports all his life. He loves being up close and personal at all the games.
“I knew after high school that I wanted to stay close to sports, but wouldn’t be a college athlete and didn’t want to be a coach,” said Poskey. “Being an Athletic trainer allows me to have the greatest influence on helping athletes from a variety of sports.”
Poskey is originally from Chase, Kansas, and has a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Kansas, and a Masters in Health and Human Performance from Pittsburg State University. He also holds certifications from the NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He’s a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Kansas Athletic Trainers Society and the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association.
He enjoys working out, playing golf and spending time with his wife, Sara, and three kids, Charlotte, Layla, and Sullivan