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NATA Releases Consensus Statement Guidelines to Prevent Sudden Death During Collegiate Conditioning Sessions


Medical and legal experts outline recommendations during its 63rd Annual Meeting; St. Louis Rams’ Rodger Saffold offers personal perspective

Throwing Velocity Improves With Muscular Endurance And Sport Specific Training According To First Study Of Its Kind In Journal Of Athletic Training


Dallas, May 20, 2015 – New research shows that throwing velocity improves following a sport-specific training regimen targeting the muscular endurance and power characteristics of the muscles of the body’s mid-section. “Sport-Specific Training Targeting the Proximal Segment and Throwing Velocity in Collegiate Throwing Athletes” will appear in the June Journal of Athletic Training, NATA’s scientific publication.

NATA Offers Youth Sports Safety Tips for Spring and Summer Sports


DALLAS, April 29, 2015 –With spring here and summer around the corner, young athletes are stepping onto the playing field with renewed energy and proper preparation and injury prevention are paramount. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has re-released sports safety tips to ensure parents and others are well educated and that schools have established the best sports medicine practices.

NATA Hosts Third Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit and Media Briefing


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2011 –The ongoing incidence of youth sports injuries and the risk of chronic or catastrophic injury has highlighted an urgent need for immediate and improved health care on the playing field. Supported by 65 sports and health organizations, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) today hosted the third annual Youth Sports Safety Summit at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event provided comprehensive recommendations to improve on-field safety and off-the-field care for young athletes.

For Effective Antibacterial Protection Against MRSA New Study Recommends Medicated Soap


DALLAS, TEX., December 1, 2011 –Community-acquired MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) is on the rise in healthy athletic populations. However, greater use of soaps medicated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) might help stem the spread of this dangerous bacterium, according to a new study.

NATA Supports Formation of CDC Concussion Expert Panel


On Tuesday, September 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that the CDC will move forward with forming an expert panel to establish national guidelines for pediatric traumatic brain injury and concussion. 

NATA offers Tips for Public Safety Employees Working Safely in the Heat


DALLAS, August 14, 2011 – With summer temperatures soaring, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has prepared a list of important tips that public safety employees, including members of law enforcement, fire and rescue and emergency medical services can follow on the job to reduce the risk of exertional heat illness that may occur from activity in the heat of summer. Officers and firefighters are at the greatest risk of heat illness when participating in repetitive outdoor training exercises and repetitive calls for service.

NATA Member Speaks at Congressional Youth Sports Legislative Agenda Event


DALLAS, August 2, 2011 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), was invited to speak at the 112th Congress Youth Sports Legislative Agenda entitled “F.A.N.S. for Youth Sports” in Washington, D.C.  The Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports has packaged a number of youth sports-related bills, all in support of Fitness, Access, Nutrition and Safety (F.A.N.S). This event took place during National Youth Sports week on Wednesday, July 27, in the Rayburn House Office Building.

Athletic Trainers and Congress Create ATEAM


DALLAS, August 2, 2011 – Today Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns (N.Y.-10) introduced the Athletic Trainers’ Equal Access to Medicare Act of 2011 (ATEAM) (HR 2785) into the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Act will ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have better access to quality health care provided by state licensed or certified athletic trainers.

As Preseason Practices are Underway, NATA Issues Guidelines for Back to School Sports Safety


DALLAS, July 29, 2011 –With August nearly here and preseason school sports practices underway, college and high school athletes are returning to the field, mat, gym or arena ready to tackle, kick or swing their way into fall sports activities.

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