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NATA Introduces Safe Sports School Award


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


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.

Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights Introduced as a Resolution in House


Washington, DC, February 21, 2013 – The Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights was introduced as House Resolution 72 (H. Res. 72) into the U.S. House of Representatives on February 15, by Rep. Jim Gerlach (PA-6) and supported by the Youth Sports Safety Alliance. It was originally co-sponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22).

First National Action Plan For Sports Safety


WASHINGTON, February 6, 2013 – The Youth Sports Safety Alliance, composed of more than 100 organizations committed to keeping young athletes safe, launched the first-ever “National Action Plan for Sports Safety” to ensure comprehensive action to protect America’s student athletes. The Plan was finalized by those in attendance at the 4th annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, DC yesterday. The Summit was convened by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Athletic trainers lobby federal legislators on behalf of NATA and patient access to quality health care

Contact: Ellen Satlof, NATA
214-637-6282, ext. 159
Robin Waxenberg


Baseline Testing May Aid in Concussion Assessment of Athletes-Sports Health


For Immediate Release
December 29, 2009

Baseline Testing May Aid in Concussion Assessment of Athletes
Study finds athletes likely to experience concussion-linked symptoms well after initial injury

ROSEMONT, IL - Testing for concussion symptoms before athletic participation may help clinicians better
evaluate concussion issues after an injury, according to a study published in the January/February issue of
Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Issues 2010 Report Card on the Youth Sports Safety Crisis at Washington, D.C., Summit



Robin Waxenberg
212.489.8006 (o); 917.301.1350 (c)

Ellen Satlof
214.637.6282, x159

NFL and the NATA Team to Pass State Laws to Protect Youth Athletes From the Risks of Concussions


For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Jeff Miller
National Football League

Ellen Satlof
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
214.637.6282 x159

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