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

3-10-2014

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

10-30-2013

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
 
 

ACM, National PTA, and NATA Support USA Football Heads Up Program

10-08-2013

 

Leaders in sports medicine, children’s advocacy back USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, supported by NFL

NATA Releases Consensus Statement for Developing a Plan to Recognize and Refer Student Athletes with Psychological Concerns at the Collegiate Level

9-25-2013

   Indianapolis, September 25, 2013 –At a national press conference this morning, leading health care professionals released an inter-association task force consensus statement titled, “Recommendations for Developing a Plan to Recognize and Refer Student Athletes with Psychological Concerns at the Collegiate Level.” The event was convened by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and held at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.

NATA Issues Official Statement on Calling Crown of the Helmet Violations

8-13-2013

DALLAS, August 13, 2013 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association released today an official statement regarding the calling of crown of the helmet violations in an effort to ensure sports safety at every level of football participation and with the start of preseason games and practices soon underway. The statement recognizes the work of the NFL, NCAA and National Federation of State High School Associations, which have studied injury patterns and created rules related to top of the head contact.

NATA Releases Consensus Statement Guidelines on Best Practices for Sports Medicine Management for Secondary Schools and Colleges

7-16-2013

 DALLAS, July 16, 2013 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association released today inter-association task force recommendations titled “Best Practices for Sports Medicine Management for Secondary Schools and Colleges.” The statement is believed to be the first of its kind that focuses on specific protocols to ensure effective and efficient sports medicine procedures in these school settings.

NATA Introduces Safe Sports School Award

3-29-2013

DALLAS, March 29, 2013 –  As follow up to the 4th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit held earlier this year, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association continues to champion young athletes by launching the first-ever Safe Sports School award program. Created to recognize secondary schools around the country that provide safe environments for student athletes, the initiative reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
 

NATA Announces New Executive Director

4-02-2013

DALLAS, Texas, April 2, 2013 – Dallas-based National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announces that it has named a new executive director. David Saddler, who has served as interim executive director after the recent retirement of long-time Executive Director Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE, assumes the role effective immediately.
 

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