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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

 
Required Qualifications

  • 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

Desired Qualifications

  • 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

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 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 ,  YPC chair Carissa Spraberry  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  and YPC chair Carissa Spraberry. Application materials due by Feb. 18.  Contact any of the above if you have any questions.
 
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