News Releases

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.

Taskforce Guidelines on Pre-Season Heat-Acclimatization in Secondary School Athletics Gaining Momentum Across the Country


DALLAS, March 20, 2012 – In a continued effort to reduce the incidence of exertional heat illness among young athletes, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association announced today that Georgia is the latest state to adopt recommendations from the NATA-spearheaded Inter-Association Task Force on Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics. In just the past year, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas and North Carolina have followed this trend.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Publishes Recommendations on Preventing Sudden Death in Sports


DALLAS, February 20, 2012 – In an effort to prevent the onset of catastrophic or fatal outcomes from sports participation, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has published a new position statement that outlines 10 major health conditions and causes of sudden death among athletes along with recommendations on management and treatment of sports injuries.

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