Press Releases

15 Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:00am
Nearly 100 members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) from 30 states will descend on Congress on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, for the organization’s annual Capitol Hill Day in an effort to educate members of Congress about the athletic training profession and request support from their...
15 Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:00am
DALLAS – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association announced a new members-only platform that will make it easier to connect athletic trainers with per diem opportunities at youth sporting events. Go4Ellis, NATA’s newest Preferred Provider approved in December by the board of directors, is a...
13 Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:00am
DALLAS, April 12, 2017 – NATA announced today it has been recognized by American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with a 2017 Gold Circle Award in the website category. The Gold Circle Awards competition is the premier association marketing, membership and communications award that...
7 Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00am
DALLAS, April 7, 2017 – Sport-related concussion, one of the most complex injuries in sports medicine, is the focus of a new special issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, the scientific publication of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. “Over the last 20 years, our understanding of...
4 Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:00am
DALLAS, TEXAS, April 4, 2017 – The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (S. 808), has just been re-introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The house version of the bill, H.R. 302, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 9 of this year. The...
7 Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:00am
INDIANAPOLIS, March 7, 2017 – At the eighth Youth Sports Safety Summit today, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association presented its Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to two honorees – one individual and one organization – each demonstrating major commitment to the health and well-being of...
7 Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:00am
INDIANAPOLIS, March 7, 2017 – In their ongoing commitment to sports safety for young athletes, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Youth Sports Safety Alliance (YSSA) hosted today the eighth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. Speakers focused...
7 Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:00am
At the eighth Youth Sports Safety Summit this morning, leading health care experts released new recommendations, “ The Inter-Association Task Force Document on Emergency Health and Safety: Best Practice Recommendations for Youth Sports Leagues ,” published online first today in the Journal of...
23 Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:00am
Dallas, February 23, 2017 – A new study reveals that a greater percentage of U.S. public secondary schools than private secondary schools offer athletic training services to meet the health care needs of their student athletes. More than 7.8 million student athletes participate in secondary school...
14 Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:00am
DALLAS, February 14, 2017 – NATA supports and formally endorses inter-association consensus statements released by the NCAA focused on the management of sport-related concussions, independent medical care for collegiate student athletes and year-round football practice contact. The NCAA Sports...