Bare Essentials of Owner Trish

Trish Bare Grounds is the Owner, Medical Coordinator, Speaker & Performance Manager of Bare Essentials Sports Medicine.

ABD, ATC/L, LAT, Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), published author, classroom instructor, and researcher who holds licenses with the following:

  • State of Florida Allied Health Professionals
  • Medical Board of the State of Pennsylvania

  • Athletic Trainer Licenses for the states of:Colorado, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina & Virginia

  • The prestigious National Athletic Trainer's Association Service Award (2007)

  • Athletic Trainer of the Year - The National Cheerleader's Association & National Dance Alliance ® every year for 15 years.  

  • Medical Committee Chairman & Medical Coordinator since 1994 for the USTU & USA Taekwondo

  • Medical Coordinator for the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association for 12 years

  • USA Taekwondo National Teams Head Athletic Trainer for 15 years

  • Medical Director since 2006 for AAU Taekwondo National Events


Lives in North Carolina with her mother, Eileen, her daughter, Olivia, their rescue dogs Balto & Daisy, and rescue kitty Ivy. Trish is a seasoned Equestrian rider and competitor as well as classical dancer.

Countries Traveled To/Work In:

  • Argentina

  • Aruba

  • Australia

  • Bahamas

  • Belgium

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • Cayman Islands

  • Chile

  • China

  • Columbia

  • Costa Rica

  • Croatia

  • Crete

  • Cuba

  • Denmark

  • Dominican Republic

  • Ecuador

  • Egypt

  • England

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Hong Kong

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • India

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Ivory Coast

  • Japan

  • Mexico

  • Monaco

  • Morocco

  • Netherlands

  • Nicaragua

  • Norway

  • Pakistan

  • Panama

  • Peru

  • Portugal

  • Puerto Rico

  • Scotland

  • Singapore

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Turkey

  • Virgin Islands


Doctoral Research

Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

University of Florida

Doctoral Dissertation in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training on “The Biomechanics Analysis of Forces from Kicks to the Head in the Sport of Taekwondo and the Head Injuries Sustained”

GA Assistantship : Para-Sports and Hippotherapy

Master of Science in Education

Secondary Science Education 

University of Florida

Minors: Adapted PE and Rehab Science

Master of Science in Education

Sports Medicine/Athletic Training

University of Miami

Minor: Nutrition & Sports Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology/Pre-Med Biology

Minors: Athletic Training and Theatre Production


Trish has worked with numerous high level sports including:

  • Division I Sports at the University of Miami ®

  • The first training site for the inaugural season of  Major League Soccer ® at Lynn University, being the sole ATC covering 9 teams while maintaining the position of Head Athletic Trainer for 10 Varsity Sports at Lynn University

  • Post-season training site for the Miami Heat ® and Cleveland Cavaliers®

  • Florida Atlantic University, Women's Sports

  • Numerous Olympic sports from taekwondo and judo to gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, bmx racing, bmx, skb, fencing, handball, equestrian and weightlifting

  • Florida Renegades Semi-Pro Football later part of World Football League

  • West Palm Beach Tropics, Senior Professional Baseball League, Winter Baseball League, Florida, for older Professional Baseball Players/Icons in the last years of MLB

  • World Freedom Baseball Team, Italy

  • Teams USA Soccer European Cups Tour, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

  • PGA & LPGA, MLS, MLB, NBA & NFL, MMA athletes.

  • Paralympic and Disabled Sports athletes, including UF Wheelchair Basketball Team & Para-Taekwondo

  • USTU that later became USA Taekwondo, Medical Coordinator for Regional, State & National Events 

  • Travel with USA Taekwondo & Taekwondo Canada National Teams for international events such as World Cup, World Championships & Pan Am Championships

  • AAU Taekwondo National Events & Team Travel Medical Coordinator

  • Pro BMX & SKB Events/Action Sports

    • Vans BMX Pro Cup Series (international pro)

    • Vans Rebel Jam (international pro)

    • Vans Street Invitational (pro)

    • Vans BMX Invitational at ECSC (pro)

    • Vans Park Series (international)

    • Vans US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach, CA

    • Fise World Cup Series (international)

    • UCI Urban World Championships (International)

    • Dew Tour​/Winter Dew Tour (pro)

    • Monster Recon Tour Pro/Am Series

    • Trans Jam Pro/Am Series

    • Gatorade Free Flow Tour Series (amateur)

    • Redbull Stomping Grounds (pro)

    • Redbull Urban Rhythm (pro)

    • BMX Worlds/BMX Masters, BMX Cologne, Germany (Pro-Am)

    • Nass Sport & Music Festival, England (Pro-Am)

    • Extreme Thing Music & Pro Dirt BMX, Las Vegas 

    • Toronto Jam/Not-So-Metro Jam, Canada (pro)

    • DK Dirt Ohio (pro)

    • Gravity Games (pro)

    • King of the Animal House (pro)

    • JoMo Pro Pro/Am

    • The Kitchen Pro/Am

    • USA Cycling BMX Freestyle Nationals

    • BMX Freestyle Pan American Championships

Trish continues to work with all ages and abilities of varied athletic teams and individuals on just about every continent of the world.
SPORTS we have worked, included but not limited to the following:
  • Archery (Paralympic & Olympic)

  • Badminton (Olympic)

  • Baseball (t-ball, middle school, high school, collegiate & professional)

  • Basketball (amateur, high school, collegiate & professional)

  • BMX (amateur, Olympic & professional: dirt, flatland, mega ramp/Big Air, miniramp, park, street, superpark & vert, supercross racing)

  • Boxing (amateur events & professional athletes)

  • Cheerleading/Mascots/Majorettes (all star, mini's/pee wee's, jr/sr high school & collegiate)

  • Cycling (amateur, Olympic & professional)

  • Dance (pre-adolescent through collegiate: ballet, pointe, lyrical, ballroom, funk, hip-hop, kick, pom, tap, jazz)

  • Diving (high school, collegiate & Olympic)

  • Equestrian (Olympic, amateur & professional: western show, trail, jump, Steeple Chase & English Dressage)

  • Fencing (Olympic)

  • Field Hockey (collegiate)

  • Figure Skating (Olympic)

  • Football (amateur, high school, collegiate Div I, II & III, semi-pro & professional)

  • Free-style Motocross (amateur & professional)

  • Golf (amateur, collegiate & professional – PGA & LPGA Players)

  • Gymnastics/Rhythmic Gymnastics (amateur, collegiate & Olympic)

  • Handball (Olympic)

  • Ice Hockey (collegiate)

  • Judo (Olympic)

  • LaCrosse (high school, club & college)

  • MMA/Kickboxing (amateur & professional athletes)

  • Motocross Racing (amateur: preschool to adult; & professional)

  • Rugby (collegiate)

  • Sailing (Olympic)

  • Shooting (Olympic)

  • Skateboard (amateur, Olympic & professional: bowl,megaramp/Big Air, park, street & vert)

  • Skiing (amateur, Olympic & pro snow: downhill, cross country, freestyle, pipe, rail & slope, Paralympic/blind cross country, moguls)

  • Snowboarding (amateur, Olympic & professional: pipe, rail & slope)

  • Soccer (youth, amateur, high school travel teams, collegiate & professional)

  • Softball (amateur, high school & collegiate)

  • Swimming (amateur, high school, collegiate and Olympic)

  • Surfing (amateur and professional)

  • Taekwondo/Martial Arts (amateur & Olympic: preschool through senior adults; poomse, boardbreaking, point sparring , Olympic style sparring & Weapons)

  • Tennis (amateur, high school, collegiate & professional)

  • Track & Field/Cross Country (high school, collegiate, Paralympic & Olympic)

  • Volleyball (high school, collegiate & Olympic)

  • Wakeboard & Water Skiing (amateur, Olympic & professional)

  • Weightlifting (middle school, high school, collegiate & Olympic)

  • Wheelchair Basketball (amateur, collegiate & professional)

  • Wheelchair Tennis (amateur, Paralympic & professional)

  • Wrestling (high school, collegiate & Olympic)

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