The Melbourne Central Catholic High School athletic program is a dynamic and integral part of the educational experience. MCC promotes the well-rounded development of the participants by providing meaningful learning opportunities not otherwise offered in the school classroom curriculum. It develops habits, attitudes, and ideals necessary for ethical competition. Life-long lessons for personal growth such as sportsmanship, teamwork, ethical behavior, perseverance, dedication, loyalty, self-discipline, pride, cooperation, responsibility, and leadership skills are at the heart of our mission.
Florida High School Athletic Association participation in non-school athletic activities affiliated with a school. The FHSAA supports and endorses Florida's philosophy of school of choice for academic purposes. However, if a student chooses to attend or participate for a school, public or private, in which the student participated in any non-school athletic activities affiliated with a school that the student does not attend or did not attend in the previous school year (in the case of home education students, does not participate for or did not participate for) and then establishes his/her school residence (in the case of home education students, he/she participates) at the affiliated school within one calendar year of such participation will not be eligible in the new school until the student has been in attendance at that school for one calendar year. Establishing such school residence is bona fide evidence that the student is attending the school in whole or in part for athletic reasons. (You may refer to this Bylaw an corresponding Bylaws and Policies in their entirety at http://www.fhsaa.org/rules/fhsaa-handbook.)
Sports Medicine Program
MCC's Sports Medicine Program is equipped to provide rehabilitative services, athletic evaluations, re-evaluations and differential diagnosis. We also provide emergency/acute care and stabilization of injuries and illnesses as needed.
We use the following modalities for treatment of injuries: cold packs, ultrasound massage, electrical stimulation of any variety and waveform, manual mobilization and distraction. Rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletes also includes providing functional activities for strength, flexibility, cardiovascular, as well as sports-specific exercises for a healthy return to sports. Treatment protocols are designed for each athlete by the athletic trainer and physician to assure optimal outcomes. MCC's Sports Medicine program meets the unique rehabilitation needs of our very competitive athletes.
Mr. Sandor Melian, MCC's head athletic trainer, specializes in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, He works under the supervision of our licensed team physician, Dr. Marzano and Dr. DeJong. Mr. Melian has worked as a certified Athletic Trainer for for over ten years, and has had the privilege to work with professional athletes throughout the course of his career. He is both licensed by the State of Florida and certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), In addition, he is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Mr. Melian earned his degree from Florida International University, and is also recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health professional.
FHSAA REQUIRED FORMS -- To participate in any Central Catholic Athletic Sport, the Florida High school Athletic Association requires the following General Eligibility forms to be kept on file by the school.
Physical Form - This completed form must be kept on file by the school. This form is valid for 365 calendar days.