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NATA Members Form Interest Group to Support Interprofessional Education and Practice

 01/12/2015 - 12:03pm  By: ToddC 
Early in 2014, at the request of the NATA Executive Committee for Education (ECE), a work group came together to write a paper on Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP). The writers of the IPEP paper felt there was a need to continue collaboration in this area. NATA recognizes the value of targeted groups as a way for NATA members who have common interests to organically share information and develop a sense of community. Therefore, the IPEP interest group will serve as the... view

Safe Sports School Award Honorees For December

 01/09/2015 - 11:35am  By: ToddC 

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 in December with 26 additional schools honored. The schools represented seven districts and spanned the country from the Southeast to the Pacific Northwest. You can see the full list below. If you are interested in learning more and/or applying there is an information packet available that includes the... view

PBATS Honors Commissioner Selig With Honorary Membership

 01/07/2015 - 2:54pm  By: ToddC 

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) recently granted honorary membership to Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, in gratitude for his longtime relationship with PBATS and his leadership of the sport since 1992. The announcement was made as a part of the annual Baseball Winter Meetings, where Selig met with PBATS.
 
Selig became just the sixth honorary member in PBATS history. Previous... view

Former NFL Head AT Talks Sports Medicine & Sunday Night Football on NBC Sports

 12/29/2014 - 3:55pm  By: Anonymous 

After two decades as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head athletic trainer, Mike Ryan, ATC, PT, PES, has spent the 2014 football season not behind the sidelines but in front of the camera. As a sports medicine consultant for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Ryan discusses NFL player injuries and offers medical insight on the NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk (PFT) Live.
 
This year, the ... view

Conditioning for Pitchers: It's All in the Hips (and Core)

 12/16/2014 - 11:55am  By: Anonymous 

For a pitcher to avoid coal in his stocking, he must throw lots of strikes over lots of innings AND stay relatively healthy.

According to orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews’ American Sports Medicine Institute (AMSI), the key to good health is limiting pitch counts and – when a career is in its infancy at the youth level – no breaking pitches.  Listen further to the AMSI and you are not pitching at all at this time of year. Research published earlier this... view

The Latest from the NFL Foundation's AT Grant Initiative

 12/15/2014 - 12:15pm  By: JordanB 

On May 29, 2014, President Barack Obama announced an important new partnership between NATA, the NFL and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society (PFATS) during the White House Healthy Kids and Concussion Summit in Washington, DC.. As part of the collaboration, the NFL Foundation and NFL teams agreed to provide $1 million and NATA added agreed to contribute $125,000 to place ATs... view

#ATsAre ... Showing Their Holiday Spirit!

 12/12/2014 - 12:12pm  By: Anonymous 

There's no shortage of holiday spirit among athletic trainers, evidenced by the creative decor we've seen circulating on social media. 

From the University of Maine's star made of pre-wrap, or Bay City High School's Christmas tree adorned with Gatorade cups and athletic tape, keep scrolling to see our  round-up of the most festive AT facilities we've seen yet. (Scroll down to see the array of NATA staffers' tacky sweaters, too!) We're especially... view

The Power of a [Self] Pep Talk

 12/09/2014 - 2:41pm  By: Anonymous 

My wife showed me a video on YouTube the other day of a little girl standing on the bathroom counter giving herself a pep talk.  She goes through a number of different things she likes about herself, her family and her house before hopping down and proceeding with her day as usual (If you haven’t seen it, it is pretty cute.)

For any old school Saturday Night... view

Safe Sports School Award Honorees For November

 12/05/2014 - 3:28pm  By: ToddC 

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 in November with 27 additional schools being honored. The schools represented five districts and spanned the country from Massachusetts to California. You can see the full list below. If you are interested in learning more and/or applying there is an information packet available that includes the... view

Support #GivingTuesday

 12/02/2014 - 10:57am  By: JordanB 

Thousands of people around the world are celebrating #GivingTuesday today, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

If you're in the giving spirit this holiday season, we ask that you consider... view

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