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NATA Inducts Six into 2014 Hall of Fame


DALLAS, June 16, 2014 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, will induct six individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 65th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Indianapolis on Friday, June 27. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive. Honorees will be recognized for their significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the profession.

NATA Advance Releases Executive Summary of Exertional Heat Illnesses Position Statement and Issues New Research on Heat and Hydration


Indianapolis, June 27, 2014 –At NATA’s 65th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Indianapolis today, leading health care professionals advance released an executive summary of the association’s exertional heat illnesses position statement. This is an update to the original 2002 guidelines and will be published in its entirety in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, NATA’s scientific publication.

Suggested Sports Safety Questions to Ensure the Health and Welfare of Student Athletes


DALLAS, May 8, 2014 –As young athletes step onto the playing field and spring into action on school teams or youth leagues, sports safety and injury prevention are paramount. On the heels of its fifth Youth Sports Safety Summit in March, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is asking parents to ensure their children’s schools have the best sports medicine practices in place and can answer the universal question: “just who is taking care of our kids on the playing field?”

February Is Shaping Up to be a Super Sports Month


DALLAS, January 28, 2014 –With the Super Bowl just days away and the Olympics kicking off next week, February is turning out to be a super month for sports. And, with dangerously cold weather wreaking havoc across the country, aficionados of either event may be motivated to try new activities with renewed energy and commitment.

Move Into Spring with your Best Back Yet


DALLAS, April 11, 2014 – With the warm weather now stretching across the country, outdoor physical activity enthusiasts of all ages will be swinging clubs and racquets, lacing up sneakers or walking shoes and brushing off gardening tools to make the most of the season.

National Athletic Trainers' Association Convenes 5th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit


WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 – In its continued effort to address appropriate safety measures for youth athletes, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association hosted today the fifth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, D.C.
The event built upon the success of the NATA-founded Youth Sports Safety Alliance and its prior summits. The Alliance, comprising nearly 150 organizations, is committed to preventing catastrophic injury and illness in youth athletes. The program will culminate with visits to legislators on Capitol Hill on March 11.

Extensive Study on Concussions in Youth Sports Finds 'Culture of Resistance' for Self-Reporting Injury: NATA and NATA Foundation participated in and provided funding


Date: Oct. 30, 2013
Extensive Study on Concussions in Youth Sports Finds 'Culture of Resistance' for Self-Reporting Injury; Not Enough Evidence to Support Claim That Helmets Reduce Concussion Risk

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