Alpine Youth Challenge Summit
D'Amelio, embarked upon his athletic training and sports medicine career during his undergraduate studies with the New York Football Giants organization where he was a seasonal intern from 1996-99 and in 2002-03. He was a member of the 1997 NFC East Divisional Champions medical staff and had the opportunity to work with the likes of future hall of famer, Michael Strahan, all-pros Amani Toomer, Plaxico Burress and Jessie Armstead and many others.
During his time away from the Giants in 2001-2002, D'Amelio was in Tampa, Florida as an assistant athletic trainer in the New York Yankees organization where he worked with the director of major camp; minor league rehabilitation assignments and oversaw the medical care of the Gulf Coast rookie league team. He had the opportunity to work closely with players such as Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettite, Roger Clemens and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez throughout their injury rehabilitation. Following his graduate studies at Michigan State University, where he worked with the nationally ranked wrestling and football teams and was a member of the 2000 Citrus Bowl Champions medical staff, Jason accepted a seasonal assistant athletic trainer position with the Cleveland Browns Football Organization.
In 2001, Jason was an assistant athletic trainer for the National Football League of Europe, working with the Dusseldorf-Rhein Fire team in Germany. In 2001, D'Amelio also spent time at the collegiate level as an assistant athletic trainer at both Columbia University from 2003-2007 and St. John's University in New York where is had the opportunity to also volunteer his time as a healthcare and safety supervisor for rescue workers at Ground Zero immediately following September 11th. Jason has also had the unique pleasure of travelling to Havana, Cuba with USA Fencing Association for the Grand Prix World Championships in both 2005 and 2006.