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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.

NATA Inducts Nine into 2011 Hall of Fame


DALLAS, June 6, 2011 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, will induct nine individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 62nd annual meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, June 21.The Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive. Honorees will be recognized for their work in advancing the athletic training profession, including scholarly research, clinical advancements and strong leadership.

NATA Welcomes New Board Members


DALLAS, May 18, 2011 – During its 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcome Michael Goldenberg, MS, ATC, and D. Eric McDonnell, MEd, ATC, to its board of directors. NATA’s annual meeting will take place June 19 to 22 at the Ernest J. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Goldenberg succeeds NATA’s outgoing District Two Director Jim Thornton; McDonnell will replace outgoing District Five Director Terry Noonan.

NATA Continues to Encourage Passage of Youth Sports Safety Legislation


DALLAS, March 31, 2011 –It seems that every day we read, see or hear about another youth sports injury on the playing field: in 2011 alone, at least four young athletes have died; and in 2010, 50 deaths were reported.

Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport: A Call to Action to Ensure Best Practices are in Place in Secondary School Sports


NEW YORK CITY, March 26, 2015 – Nearly all deaths and serious injuries that have long-term complications can be avoided when proper steps are taken to prevent, recognize and treat the major medical conditions that a high school athlete may experience during practices and competitions.

NATA and Nata Research & Education Foundation Provide Financial Support and Medical Experts to Institute of Medicine Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth


DALLAS, DECEMBER 10, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the NATA Research & Education Foundation have announced their participation and partial funding of the Consensus Study of Sports-related Concussions in Youth, which is being conducted by the Institute of Medicine. The 15-member IOM Committee on Sports-Related Concussion in Youth was recently formed to study concussions in youth, from elementary school through young adulthood, including military personnel and their dependents. The final statement is expected to be issued in December 2013.

NATA Announces Formation of Nation Action Plan for Sports Safety


DALLAS, October 24, 2012 – In an effort to improve appropriate medical care for youth athletes, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association announced today the fourth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. The February 5-6, 2013 event, which will launch the National Action Plan for Sports Safety, will build upon the success of the NATA-founded Youth Sports Safety Alliance and its prior summits. The Alliance, comprising nearly 80 organizations, is committed to keeping young athletes safe.

New Career Center Launching for NATA


DALLAS, August 17, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announces its newest offering to association members – a web-based career center that connects job seekers with prospective employers in the athletic training industry. The new career website, built by JobTarget, which powers more than 1,100 job websites and career centers for organizations that serve niche audiences, can be found at Access is available to the NATA membership.

NATA Re-Releases "Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics Concensus Statement


DALLAS, August 2, 2012 – As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of heat-related illnesses among secondary school athletes, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has re-released an inter-association task force consensus statement which includes comprehensive recommendations on heat-acclimatization guidelines for secondary school athletics programs. The statement was initially published in the Journal of Athletic Training, NATA’s scientific publication.

NATA Recommends Athletic Health Care Providers Adopt a "Time Out" System before Sporting Events


DALLAS, August 1, 2012 – With preseason practices now underway and the start of fall sports schedules around the corner, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) issued today an official statement recommending athletic health care providers conduct a “Time Out” before athletic events to ensure emergency action plans are reviewed and in place.

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