Blog Posts in Youth Sports Safety

Youth sports specialization is a hot topic for the athletic training profession. Not only is the October Journal of Athletic Training a special thematic issue dedicated to the topic, NATA has released an official statement with health-focused...
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By Kim Diggs Over the years, schools have taken more interest in proper post-concussion procedures, ensuring return-to-sport protocol is implemented. In addition, a key component to the recovery and adjustment of student athletes is the development...
By Kim Diggs Every year, high school students return to school; the football season revs up, and media outlets far and wide ask the same question: Is football safe for students? In 2016, Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) decided to get...
By Kim Diggs Every day, Cari Wood, ATC, athletic trainer for Redmond High School, in Redmond, Oregon, and former NATA District Ten director, wades through hallways brimming with chatting students and smiling faces. On Dec. 14, 2017, RHS lost one of...
Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization and Go4Ellis, an online platform that connects athletic trainers with sports event operators, announced a partnership for the 2018 season. Kicking off with...
Education is an important part of an athletic trainer’s job in the secondary school. ATs are tasked with educating parents, student-athletes, coaches, teachers, counselors, school nurses and administration on a daily basis. One of the most frequent...
By Chase Paulson, MS, ATC Are you prepared to be a good host? No, I’m not talking about finger foods or beverages, but rather being prepared for when visitors arrive to your field or stadium with a mutual understanding of what is to come when the...
Helmet safety was a hot topic in the October NATA News . In addition to the cover story on research being conducted at the University of Southern Mississippi related to football and warfighter helmets, the edition features a new infographic handout...
go4Ellis app blog post
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The following is a message from Go4Ellis, one of NATA's Exclusive Preferred Providers . The Go4Ellis app matches athletic trainers looking for per diem work directly with the people and organizations who need ATs for practices, games and events. At...
go4Ellis app blog post
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NATA welcomes its newest Preferred Provider Go4Ellis , a mobile platform created by NXTsports to improve youth sports safety by making it easier to directly connect athletic trainers with per diem opportunities at youth sporting events. This app...