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Updated 1/18/16 The Safe Sports School award is an NATA initiative to promote youth athlete safety, injury prevention, as well as athlete and parent education among secondary schools. District and state associations are showing their support by...
The NFL Foundation’s AT Grant Initiative launched with a bang in May 2014 when President Barack Obama announced an important new partnership between NATA, the NFL Foundation and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society (PFATS) during the...
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The October NATA News highlighted the accomplishments of University of La Verne athletic training students and sisters Nysa and Hope Allen. The twins, both graduating in May 2016, shared the challenges that came with being student athletes, what...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT Too many members of the media, too enthralled with concussion, apparently subscribe to Mark Twain’s notion that one should “never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” The most egregious example of late is this...
The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. The recipient list continued to grow this summer with 96 additional schools honored. The schools represented eight NATA...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT Within fairly short order last week, three teams vying for two different championships had their hopes fractured by one type of injury: a broken bone. On Friday, an MRI to N.Y. Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira’s right...
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Our Government Affairs team has been working hard to help these three pieces of legislation gain traction. Here are the latest updates on each bill: H.R. 921: The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act H.R. 921 clarifies medical liability rules for...
The Athletic Trainers’ Educators Conference (ATEC) planning subcommittee is currently seeking dynamic individuals to present at the 2016 NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. The title of the presentation is Best Practices in...
Contributed by the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee Written by Cindy Clivio, MEd, ATC Worried about your budget? Worried about job security? Want a say in legislation that affects you like concussion laws or AED policies? One of...
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Contributed by the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee Communication is key in all levels of athletic training, but the secondary school setting presents unique communication challenges. Here are some tips for communicating with...