Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award

2019 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award

Application Deadline Extended to September 30!


The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award recognizes a certified athletic trainer from each NATA district who has made outstanding contributions in furthering her or his high school’s athletic care program, while also advancing the overall profession of secondary school athletic training.


Winners Receive:

  • $1,000 grant toward the school program featured in the submission
  • Gatorade High School Performance Package
  • Exclusive award winner jacket 
  • Travel and accomodations to NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo
  • Additionally, the nominator will win $200 cash or Gatorade product.



Award Eligibility

  • Active certified athletic trainer and a current member of NATA
  • NPI #
  • BOC certified
  • A full-time or part-time employee in secondary schools
  • Individuals cannot self-nominate


Nomination Form


Check out these videos to learn more about what sets a great nomination application apart from the rest.


Application Process

  • Nominations may be submitted by one of the following:
    • School Athletic Director
    • Fellow Team Practitioner (Athletic Trainer, Physician, Registered Dietitian, Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    • ATpeer who is an active member of a recognized athletic training association
    • Parent
  • Nominators must submit 750-1,000 words on the candidate’s contribution to furthering her or his high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of athletic training at the secondary school level.
  • Nominators must submit evidence to support description (photos, videos, collateral, results, etc.).
  • Nominators must provide a letter of recommendation from at least three individuals on the below list.
    • School Athletic Director
    • Team Practitioner (Fellow Athletic Trainer, Physician, Registered Dietitian, Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    • Fellow athletic trainer
    • Principal (orother School Administrators)
    • Parent
  • At least one letter of recommendation must come from an employee at the candidate's school. Letters of recommendation cannot come from the nominator. 


Nomination Form



Nominations for the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award are open from August 1 - September 30. 


Award Winners

Click on the year to view the list of winners.


District Winners

Eric Gelinas MS, ATC, NHLAT, District 1
Rachel Dean ATC, District 2
Jennifer Armstrong MS, ATC, District 3
Kim Barber-Foss MS, ATC, LAT, District 4
Dan Newman MS, LAT, ATC, District 5
Thomas Woods MS, MEd, LAT, ATC, District 6
Suzie Squires MS, ATC, District 7
Holli Jackson MS, ATC, District 8
Erika Miller MS, ATC, LAT, District 9
Amy West MAT, ATC, District 10