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By Brian Murray, Go4Ellis Kicking off with EATA in Boston on Jan. 5, the Go4Ellis crew is hitting the road in 2018 to meet with athletic trainers in person. We are crashing conventions and annual meetings in cities across the country. Our mission is...
The Athletic Training Education Journal ( ATEJ ) is taking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Editorial Board and begin service in February 2018. The term of appointment is three years and may be renewed, with agreement between...
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On Nov. 1 the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report with recommendations to the President and Congress on actions to address the opioid epidemic. The Commission’s final report reflects...
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By: Shelly Jones, ATC When I first joined the state high school athletic association medical advisory committee, the Catastrophic Sports Injury Research Annual Report was on the agenda. Being a brand-new member to the committee, I read it cover to...
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After the first quarterly meeting of the Greater Houston Athletic Trainers' Society, President Daniel Young, MAT, ATC, LAT, composed a letter addressing the consequences of Hurricane Harvey. Included in the letter were details on how GHATS is...
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The Texas State Athletic Trainers' Association has started a relief fund for athletic trainers in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey with an initial donation of $1,000. Anyone can donate and contributions are being accepted via check or PayPal...
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On behalf of the ATs Care CISM peer-support team, I want to reach out to those of you dealing with the ongoing effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to express our concerns for your safety and to let you know that the athletic training community has...
The NCAA Sports Science Institute recently produced “Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention: An Athletics Tool Kit.” This new resource is supported and endorsed by NATA. According to NCAA, the kit was developed in collaboration with athletics...
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By Murphy Grant, MS, ATC, PES Chair, NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine Research has shown that 2-3 times more injuries occur during preseason practice than in the regular season of play. This increased risk is due to a number of...
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By Larry Cooper MS, ATC, LAT NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee District Two Representative Everyone wants an athletic training facility that is equipped with all the bells and whistles but rarely do we have the budget to pay for...