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March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, Too

 03/26/2014 - 12:02pm  By: Anonymous 

Coinciding with the March madness of National Athletic Training Month, the 5th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit and NATA’s annual Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C., there is another March designation that deserves your attention: Brain Injury Awareness Month. Spearheaded by the Brain Injury Association of America and its affiliates, the goal is to improve quality and access of care to the 2.4 million Americans who will sustain a brain injury this year. “Brain... view

Show Us Your Poster And You Could Win (Again)

 03/21/2014 - 9:41am  By: ToddC 

National Athletic Training Month is still going strong. And with just over a week left, there is still plenty of time to promote the profession and maybe win something along the way. You can always post a photo or video using the hashtag #NATM2014 to qualify for the NATA Social Media Contest. But this year, we have expanded the contest to include a second way to win. We created an... view

Job Shadow Day at NATA

 03/19/2014 - 3:32pm  By: JordanB 

It’s been a fun day at the office today! We just said goodbye to 22 fun and energetic 8th graders who visited our office as part of the NATA Job Shadow Day tradition. The students from Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Middle School in Dallas came to our NATA headquarters to learn more about athletic training and working for associations.
After playing an icebreaker scavenger hunt with staff to kick things off, the students listened to NATA Associate Executive... view

NATA in Asia: Setting Standards for AT Education

 03/19/2014 - 2:25pm  By: Anonymous 

Much of the International Committee’s responsibilities consist of determining global standards for athletic training education. In January, NATA Director of Member Services & Business Development John Honaman represented both the IC and the World Federation of Athletic Training & Therapy (WFATT) as he met with educators from Beijing Sport University and National Taiwan Sport University in Taipei. Honaman... view

2014 Youth Sports Safety Summit Recap

 03/17/2014 - 8:58am  By: JordanB 

Last week (April 10-11) we hosted our 5th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. As founding members of the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, NATA hosts this summit for other Alliance members  and ATs each year as a way to have quality dialogue on the current issues and trends related to youth sports safety. Since its inception in 2011, the Alliance has grown to include more than 140 organizations.
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NATM Social Media Contest More Than Just Photos

 03/14/2014 - 2:17pm  By: ToddC 

The response has already been amazing this year for the NATA Social Media Contest. We have seen lots of great photos (like the one in the teaser image by @SU_SportsMed) from ATs posted with the hashtag #NATM2014. As a matter of fact, you can see an extensive selection of these photos on the NATA Tumblr page. But that’s not the only... view

NATA's AT-in-Residence Reflects on First Hill Day Experience

 03/12/2014 - 5:36pm  By: Anonymous 

Since trading in a spot on the sidelines as a "traditional" AT for a cubicle at the national office in Dallas, Michelle Vryhof, MA, ATC, has continued to keep busy, from compiling research and assisting with event planning to offering her fresh perspective on NATA initiatives and events. This past weekend, Michelle joined staff, ATs and AT students for Capitol  HIll Day and the Youth Sports Safety Summit, where she participated in lobbying efforts and met with fellow Alliance... view

National Athletic Training Month Gets Off to Strong Start

 03/06/2014 - 1:03pm  By: ToddC 

It was a great first weekend for National Athletic Training Month. Posts flooded social media using the hashtag #NATM2014. In just the first three days of the month, there were over 3,000 posts. Some of the posts included images, which also qualified them to enter our Social Media Contest. We wanted to recognize some of our favorite images, so each week we will be posting a sampling of them here on the blog. To see even more of the... view

Service & Soccer: AT Goes International for Service Project

 03/03/2014 - 6:59pm  By: JordanB 

A team of 25 college athletes built schools, competed against foreign teams and raised awareness about athletic training during their spring break while many other college students partied on the beach or slept off mid-term exams.

Allan Parsells, MS, ATC, assistant athletic trainer at Stevens Institute of Technology, went with the women's soccer team to Tobati, Paraguay, to play soccer and train local physicians how to be present on the field. The athletic program hopes to travel... view

Celebrate National Athletic Training Month!

 02/27/2014 - 11:12am  By: JordanB 

We are so excited to kick off our brand new NATA Now blog with a post about the best month of the year! This is your chance to shout your love for athletic training from the rooftops, and we wanted to make sure you take full advantage of the resources we have available. Let's make March 2014 the best National Athletic Training Month yet!

This year we have a very special treat for you... view







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