Young Professionals' Committee (YPC)

Composition

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.

Purpose

Address issues of athletic trainers 35 and younger.

Duties

  1. Develop strategies to increase recruitment, retention, volunteer involvement and annual meeting attendance among young athletic training professionals.
  2. Provide programs, activities and educational opportunities to address young professional needs.
  3. Promote professional socialization of young professionals.

Requirements to serve on the Young Professionals’ Committee


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Mission Statement

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.

Goals

  • 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

Application Requirements

  • 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 (carissaspraberry@gmail.com) and cc outgoing District representative, jesscmartinez@gmail.com or j8adams@mail.ucsd.edu. 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 (mcdonnelld@missouri.edu),  YPC chair Carissa Spraberry (carissaspraberry@gmail.com) and cc outgoing D5 YPC representative, jlhoffma@graceland.edu. 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 (r_richardson@umwestern.edu) and YPC chair Carissa Spraberry (carissaspraberry@gmail.com) APPLICATION MATERIALS DUE BY FEB 18.  Contact any of the above if you have any questions.
 
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