Young Professionals' Committee (YPC)
This district-based committee is comprised of certified members. Eligible candidates have been NATA members at least one year and are 32 or younger July 1 of the appointment year.
Address issues of athletic trainers 35 and younger.
- Develop strategies to increase recruitment, retention, volunteer involvement and annual meeting attendance among young athletic training professionals.
- Provide programs, activities and educational opportunities to address young professional needs.
- Promote professional socialization of young professionals.
Requirements to serve on the Young Professionals’ Committee
- Must be under 32 years of age on July 1 in the year of appointment
- NATA member for a minimum of two complete years
- Certified Athletic Trainer for a minimum of one complete year Has been a district member for a minimum of one complete year Able to regularly participate in conference calls
- Able to attend NATA conventions and district meetings Demonstrates interest in NATA and YPC issues Actively participates in NATA initiatives
- Is engaged in, promotes, and demonstrates loyalty to the profession of athletic training and the NATA
- Has NPI Number
- Prior involvement with student organization and/or state, district and national organizations
- Demonstrates attributes necessary to lead or work on subcommittees and create/carry out initiatives at the district or state level
- Demonstrates professionalism and strong leadership skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Interested in mentoring programs
- Demonstrates respect for and sensitivity to the thoughts/ideas/comments of other committee members and athletic trainers
- Able to give/receive constructive criticism
- Demonstrates excellence in the workplace
Members & Contact Information
To identify and address the interests, needs, and concerns of young athletic training professionals and to facilitate communication to and from members of that group.
- To increase recruitment and retention of the young athletic training professionals in the NATA
- To increase the number of young athletic training professionals involved in volunteer positions at the local, state, district, and national levels
- To increase the number of young athletic training professionals attending the NATA annual meeting
- To provide educational opportunities relevant to the interests and concerns of young athletic training professionals
- To encourage young athletic training professionals to become involved in public relations efforts to educate the public about the profession of athletic training
- To encourage young athletic training professionals to become involved in legislative efforts
- To promote professional socialization of young athletic training professionals
- To encourage young athletic training professionals to get involved in efforts to improve working conditions and quality of life of athletic trainers
- To promote professionalism among young athletic training professionals
- District One & Eight: Send a letter of application, resume/vitae, and two letters of recommendation (if athletic trainer, must be NATA member) to YPC chair Carissa Spraberry and cc outgoing District representative, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Application materials due by Feb. 18. Contact either Carissa or your District representative with any questions.
- District Five: Send a letter of application, resume/vitae, and two letters of recommendation (if athletic trainer, must be NATA member) to District Director Eric McDonnell , YPC chair Carissa Spraberry and cc outgoing D5 YPC representative, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials due by Feb. 18. Contact any of the above if you have any questions.
- District Ten: Send a letter of application and resume/vitae to District Director Russ Richardson and YPC chair Carissa Spraberry. Application materials due by Feb. 18. Contact any of the above if you have any questions.