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Emergency Plan is Key to Safety of Sports Participants


NATA stresses organizations must rehearse plan, communications for each venue

As Football "Two-a-Days" Heat Up NATA Unveils Key Points of Heat Illness Position Statement


DALLAS (July 30, 2002) – As high school and college football players begin battling each other for limited spots on the team during two-a-day practice sessions this summer, they’ll also be combating a more subtle, but extremely dangerous foe – the heat. The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has released key recommendations and prevention tips from its heat illness position statement scheduled for release this fall.

NATA unveils key points of heat illness position statement at exclusive Dallas Fort Worth media event


DALLAS (June 14, 2002) – The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) officially will unveil its "Heat Illness Position Statement" this fall, but today hosted an exclusive event at Baylor-Tom Landry Center for its hometown Dallas-Fort Worth media, who wanted a sneak peek at hearing the key recommendations and prevention tips. The event was held on the same day NATA's four-day, 53rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia kicked off at the Dallas Convention Center.

Thousands of Athletic Trainers to Meet In Dallas


DALLAS (May 28, 2002) - More than 5,000 certified athletic trainers representing high school, collegiate and professional sports, as well as industrial and clinical settings will meet at the Dallas Convention Center, June 14 - 18, for the 2002 National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) 53rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium. Dallas also is headquarters to the NATA, an organization founded in 1950. This year's meeting features Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker Dr.

Be Smart During Lightning Season - Here's How


NATA'S Safety Guidelines Endorsed by American Academy of Pediatrics

DALLAS (April 24, 2002) - Spring and lightning season go hand-in-hand, and due to an alarming rise in lightning casualties in recreational and sports settings, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is re-issuing its safety guidelines. Recently endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, NATA's Lightning Safety Guidelines provide protective measures for those who may be participating in outside recreation during a lightning storm. NATA's Lighting Safety Guidelines:

ATC Saves Life of Co-Worker


DALLAS (March 7, 2002) - When a life-threatening situation occurs during a collegiate or high school athletic event, certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are often the first of the team medical staff to respond. However, most may not realize ATCs are often the first respondents to everyday life-threatening scenarios as well. Last week, Mike Weller, head athletic trainer at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee (north of Chattanooga), did just that by saving the life of a co-worker.

National Athletic Training Month' Equals Injury Prevention


Certified Athletic Trainers Share Top Injury Prevention Tips for Physical Activity

National Athletic Trainers' Association Receives Gold Circle Award


DALLAS (February 15, 2002) - The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) was recently awarded a 2001 Gold Circle Award for Excellence and Innovation in Association Management by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The NATA's winning entry, a scientific paper entitled, "Fluid Replacement for Athletes," presents guidelines on maintaining proper hydration while participating in physical activity.

2002 National Athletic Training Month Theme Selected: Prevention: Avoid Injury - Stay Active


DALLAS (December 13, 2001) - The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has announced that injury prevention will be the focus for National Athletic Training Month - March 2002. Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) nationwide will be recognized during the national health event, celebrated each March, with the theme "Prevention: Avoid Injury - Stay Active." This summer, several tragic sports-related deaths dominated headlines across the country reporting a need for increased focus on injury prevention.

New Research Suggests Hormones Put Females at Higher Risk of ACL Injury


DALLAS (December 4, 2001) - A new study commissioned by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation found that gender specific differences account for the high occurrence of ACL injuries in females. Results of the study were presented at the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in June and an abstract was recently published in the Journal of Athletic Training, the quarterly scientific publication of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

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