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The Pre-participation Packet: A Vehicle for Communication

 04/20/2015 - 12:18pm  By: JordanB 

By George Wham, EdD, ATC, SCAT

Communication with parents is a key issue for the athletic trainer in the secondary school.  Whether it’s information about the role of the athletic trainer and the services we provide, procedures when an injury occurs, educational information regarding common medical conditions in athletics or the dreaded mound of signed forms that must be collected – making sure parents and athletes get your message is vital to a successful athletic... view

Boston Strong, Two Years Later

 04/20/2015 - 9:41am  By: JordanB 

As the medical team prepares for the 2015 Boston Marathon today, we are remembering the tragic bombing that shocked our country two years ago. More than 130 athletic trainers and AT students volunteered as part of the medical team for the 2013 race, coordinated by Medical Coordinator Chris Troyanos, ATC. Those ATs and AT students inspired us all with their heroic actions afer the blast, reacting quickly and decisively in the face of extreme danger. As first responders, they ran toward the... view

NATM 2015 Wrap Up and Winners

 04/17/2015 - 1:26pm  By: ToddC 

Another edition of National Athletic Training Month is in the books and 2015 was an outstanding year. The event was recognized in venues, offices and on campuses across the country and even showed up multiple places on television, including Good Morning America, the Today Show and Wheel of Fortune. Thanks to all the ATs who participated. You came out in force to promote the profession and spread the 2015 theme of “We Prepare – You Perform.” We received more than 2,000... view

Awareness of Student-Athlete Mental Health Growing For ATs

 04/16/2015 - 11:43am  By: ToddC 
This month, HBO’s award-winning “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” is featuring a segment that focuses on “the growing mental health crisis of student-athletes.”
Mental health issues among student-athletes is a worthy topic to be sure. However, this is no “growing” crisis. It is a longstanding one (remember Jimmy Piersall?) that has been too easily avoided by too many for too long.
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Favorite #NATM2015 Poster Photo Goes To...

 04/13/2015 - 2:08pm  By: ToddC 

After a flurry of votes over the last few days, we have a winner for the NATM 2015 poster contest! Congratulations go out to Cumberland Valley Athletic Training (@CVeagles_AT) for receiving the most votes in the poll. As the winner of the contest, they will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card and a $50 credit to the NATAGear merchandise store. You can see the top ten entries below but be sure to check back here this Friday when we reveal the winners of our #NATM2015 Social Media Contest... view

Gatorade Sports Science Institute's Nutrition in Sport Series

 04/13/2015 - 1:50pm  By: JordanB 

The Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) has created the Nutrition in Sport series which combines practical advice with relevant supporting research by leading sports nutrition scientists and practitioners in the field to provide sport-specific expertise.
GSSI has appointed a group of experts, the American Football Task Force, to share research and recommendations pertaining to American football.
The task force has developedthe Nutrition in Sport:... view

New Running Study in Journal of the American College of Cardiology

 04/09/2015 - 1:40pm  By: ToddC 
With the turn of the calendar page should come a turn — for the better — in the weather. Runners, I can promise you, are celebrating. They can get off the treadmill, get out of the health club and resume running outside.
Could anything be healthier?
Unfortunately that depends on how far and how hard one is running, or so says a study published last month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (... view

Help Us Choose the #NATM2015 Poster Contest Winner!

 04/07/2015 - 3:57pm  By: ToddC 

The response to our NATM Social Media Contest was impressive once again this year. We are collecting all the photos right now and will be announcing the prize winners next week. But another option available was to post a photo of the NATM poster we included with the February NATA News. Because we had such great entries for this, we need your help to choose the winner. We have narrowed it down to a top 10 and they are posted below. You can vote for two, so let us know which ones you think are... view

Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport

 04/02/2015 - 3:56pm  By: JordanB 

NATA and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recently hosted “Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport,” a meeting designed to bring key stakeholders together to discuss sports safety in secondary schools across the country.

After the publication of the “Preventing Sudden Death in Secondary School Athletics: Best Practices Recommendations” consensus statement in... view

Only A Few Days Left For NATM 2015

 03/27/2015 - 1:02pm  By: ToddC 

The end of National Athletic Training Month is almost here. There are still a handful of days left to promote ATs and the profession, though, and we’re looking for a strong finish! So if you haven’t posted a photo with the hashtag #NATM2015 for the NATA Social Media Contest and/or the NATM poster contest, there’s no better time. Any photo or... view







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