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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.

NATA adn Gatorade Declare July 11 National Recovery Day

CHICAGO (July 11, 2012) –The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and  The Gatorade Company have teamed up to declare today, July 11, 2012, a day when U.S. sports takes a break from competition, the first annual National Recovery Day.  With high school athletes suffering two million injuries each year1, National Recovery Day has been established to focus the attention of athletes on the importance of proper athletic recovery in order to continuously perform at their best.

NATA Releases New Online Sports Safety Course for Youth Coaches


DALLAS, June 14th, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announced the release of its online Sports Safety for Youth Coaches course today. The course offers youth sports coaches a comprehensive review of the latest information on health and safety issues facing young athletes.

NATA Presents Timely Health Care Research at 63rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia

DALLAS, June 5, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will present new and timely research during its 63rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia at the America’s Center (701 Convention Plaza), June 26-29. Highlighted below are topics of noteworthy interest to be presented during the week.

NATA Inducts 17 into 2012 Hall of Fame


DALLAS, May 22, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, will induct 17 individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 63rd Annual Meeting in St. Louis on Thursday, June 28. 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 President at Annual Meeting in St. Louis


DALLAS, May 29, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will welcome James L. Thornton, MA, ATC, PES, CES, as its new president during the association’s 63rd Annual Meeting at the America’s Center in St. Louis, June 26-29, 2012. Thornton has 28 years of collegiate sports medicine experience and a clear vision for his new role as he succeeds outgoing President Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC.

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