News Releases

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.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association to Welcome Three New Board Members at 63rd Annual Meeting


DALLAS, May 22, 2012 – During its 63rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcome Katherine “Kathy” I. Dieringer, EdD, ATC, LAT; Mary Beth Horodyski, EdD, ATC, LAT, FNATA; and Julie Rochester, EdD, ATC, to its board of directors. NATA’s annual meeting will take place June 26-29 at the America’s Center in St. Louis. Dieringer succeeds NATA’s outgoing District Six Director Brian Conway; Horodyski will replace outgoing District Nine Director R.T.

Guidelines to Reduce or Prevent Onset of Exertional Sickling from Athletic Participation


DALLAS, May 9, 2012 – With spring sports seasons now fully underway and preparation for summer sports participation and training around the corner, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) re-released today Inter-Association Task Force Consensus Statement guidelines on sickle cell trait and the athlete.

JAT Study Shows Overuse Injuries Make Up One-Quarter of all Athletic Injuries at the Collegiate Level


DALLAS, March 30, 2012 –A new study published in the April 2012 Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) scientific publication, reveals that more than one-quarter of all injuries sustained by collegiate athletes were overuse injuries and a majority (62 percent) of all of overuse injuries occurred in female athletes. Overuse injuries were found most often in low-contact sports that involve long training sessions or in which the same movement is repeated numerous times, such as long-distance running, rowing and swimming.

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