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Sports Medicine

Athletic Trainer

Email: timothy.cuddeback@childrenscolorado.org
Office: (720)972-6801
Fax: (720)972-6877
Office hours:
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Monday - Friday
But vary due to game schedules and practice schedules. It's best to set up an appointment as needed.

Tim grew up in a military family, bouncing around different places. He finally settled in Virginia where he went to high school and undergraduate school. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from James Madison University and then went on to study at the University of Hawai'i Manoa where he obtained a master's degree in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences. After graduating from the University of Hawai'i, Tim found a job working at Children's Hospital Colorado working at Chaparral High School. He later transitioned over to Legacy High School. Tim specializes in biomechanics and functional movement of the body and implements that into his practice everyday. However, he has interests in sports psychology and sports nutrition, as well. He has an unachievable goal of reducing the risk of injury to 0. In his free time, Tim likes to do anything that involves being outside and is happy to have finally settled in Colorado.


Sports Medicine

In 2010,  Children’s Hospital Colorado  and Adams 12 Five Star Schools formed a partnership to preserve the health and wellness of the district’s high school athletes. As a result,  Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado   now staffs each high school’s training room with a certified athletic trainer who provides coverage of all athletic practices and home varsity events. In addition, Children’s Hospital Colorado also provides a physician at all home varsity football games, wrestling weight certifications, and various tournaments. Physicians also visit high schools weekly for as needed consultations.

Certified Athletic Trainers Provide the Following Services:

  • Daily medical coverage, injury evaluations/management for all Five Star Schools athletes
  • Concussion management
  • Liaisons to assigned team physicians for each school
  • Free injury assessments and recommendations for follow–up care
  • Fast track emergency room care
  • First aid & implementation of emergency protocols at each high school
  • Annual athletic physicals (CAPS)
  • Education and instruction for student athletes, coaches and parents
  • Student education in sports medicine career paths
  • Medical coverage available for summer camps upon request

In addition to clinical care, Children’s Hospital Colorado will provide Comprehensive Athletic Physicals (CAPS) free of charge for the district’s high school students. Children’s Colorado also offers ongoing educational seminars for parents and coaches on sports medicine, sports nutrition and concussion topics.

The Sports Medicine Center is housed within Children’s Hospital Colorado's  Orthopedics Institute , recognized as one of the top 10 pediatric orthopedic programs in the country by  U.S. News and World Report . Its team includes several sports medicine specialists who are specially trained and qualified to care for young competitive athletes, as well as pediatric rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, orthopedic and orthopedic surgery specialists. Through the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado, children and teens also gain direct access to all of the pediatric experts and resources available through Children’s Colorado, including its  Concussion Program .

Our relationship with the Children's Hospital keeps student athletes in the Five Star District healthy to play the sports they love.


Are you interested in a Sports Medicine Internship? 

This program offers the unique opportunity to participate in the athletic program while acquiring knowledge in first aid, recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports related injuries. The sports medicine internship program encourages responsibility, fosters time management skills, and provides an opportunity for enhanced personal growth.  Please fill out the application below and return to Tim Cuddeback.

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