Press Releases

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...
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...
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...
7 Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:00am
DALLAS, February 7, 2017 – As fans around the world celebrated Super Bowl Sunday, winning teams and sports safety always remain top of mind. What does the Championship Team have in common with the top 25* 2016 high school football programs? All have one or more athletic trainers to reduce injury...
24 Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:00am
Dallas - The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has released a new position statement, “ Management of Acute Skin Trauma .” Created by the NATA Research & Education Foundation, the statement appears in the Journal of Athletic Training , NATA’s scientific publication. Skin injuries...
11 Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:00am
DALLAS, January 11, 2017 – A new special issue of the Journal of Athletic Training focuses on tactical athletes – those in service professions such as the military, firefighting and law enforcement. They often face stressful, rigorous and demanding challenges, frequently under life-threatening...
9 Mon, 01/09/2017 - 12:00am
DALLAS, TEXAS, January 9, 2017 – The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 302), introduced by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA), has just been passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation, which would protect athletic trainers and other sports medicine...
6 Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:00am
Legislation to Protect Athletes and the Medical Professionals Who Provide Their Care National Athletic Trainers’ Association Leads the Effort DALLAS, TEXAS, January 6, 2017 – The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 302) has just been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps...