NATA Now

September 23, 2014 by JordanG


The October NATA News is online now, and it's all about how to succeed in the secondary school setting. We worked with the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee to develop content designed to help high school and middle school ATs with common issues such as concussion management, developing policies and procedures, tricky ethical situations and more. In addition to their tips, make sure to check out this important handout listing all of the NATA resources relevant to secondary school ATs.

Some of the articles in the October magazine reference the creation of specific documents (return-to-play form, concussion management flow chart, policy and procedures manual, etc.), so the SSATC decided to contribute sample versions of these documents so other ATs wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel. We've provided them for free download in this blog post, so keep reading for more! We hope these documents and the articles in the NATA News prove useful to secondary school ATs across the country. Don't hesitate to contact the SSATC if you need additional support navigating a challenge in that job setting; they are always happy to help.

Sample Coaches Injury Report

Sample Concussion Management Flow Chart

Sample Concussion Management Plan

Sample Concussion Return-to-Play Form

Sample Policies and Procedures

Sample Standing Orders

If you want more information about creating emergency action plans, read our position statement "Emergency Planning in Athletics," which contains a sample EAP. 

 These model forms are published by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.  They are samples only and were not developed to address specific needs of any particular organization or the specific facts any organization may face.  The forms should not be used or relied upon without the advice of retained legal counsel.  The National Athletic Trainers’ Association disclaims any and all responsibility or liability that may be asserted or claimed arising from reliance upon the use of these forms by any person.


Posted by NATA News Editor-in-Chief Jordan Grantham (jordang@nata.org)