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NATA Welcomes Two New Board Members


DALLAS, June 16, 2015 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcomed two new board members at its 66th annual convention at the America’s Center in St. Louis, June 22-27, 2015. Mark Coberley, MS, ATC, LAT, succeeds NATA’s outgoing District Five Director Eric McDonnell, MEd, ATC, LAT, and AJ Duffy, III, MS, ATC, PT, will replace District Two Director Michael Goldenberg, MS, ATC.

NATA Welcomes New President at Annual Convention in St. Louis


DALLAS, June 11, 2015– The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will welcome Scott R. Sailor, EdD, ATC, as its new president during the association’s 66th Annual Conventionat the America’s Center in St. Louis, June 22-27, 2015. Sailorhas
25yearsof sports medicine experience and a passion and vision for his new role as he succeeds outgoing PresidentJim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES.

NATA Inducts Eight into 2015 Hall of Fame


DALLAS, June 17, 2015 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, will induct eight individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St. Louis on Thursday, June 25. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive. Honorees will be recognized for their significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the profession.

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.

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