Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award

2018 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award

 

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

 

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

 

Awards

Winners receive:

  • (1) $1,000 grant toward the program featured in the winner’s submission
  • (1) Selection ofGatorade G Series Performance Package Items
  • (1) Gatorade Sidelines Cart
  • (1) Branded Athletic SSAT Award Winner Jacket
  • All-expense paid trip to 2018 NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo (including flight, accommodations and registration)
  • Additionally, the nominator will win $200 cash or Gatorade product.

 

 


Limited items will be selected from the offerings above

 

 

Criteria

  • An active certified athletic trainer and a current member of NATA.
  • Current NATA Membership #
  • Current NPI #
  • Current BOC Certification #
  • BOC certified.
  • A full-time or part-time employee in the secondary schools
  • Individuals cannot self-nominate

 

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)
    • Recognized Athletic Training Associations
    • Athletic Conferences
  • Nominators must submit 750-1,000 words on the candidate’s contribution to furthering their high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of athletic training at the secondary school level, which includes but is not limited to the implementation of the protocols and programs related to:
    • Heat Safety
    • Concussions
    • Sudden Cardiac Death
    • Sickle Cell Trait
    • Diabetes
    • Athletes with Disabilities
    • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Emergency Action Plans
  • Nominators must submit evidence to support description (photos, videos, collateral, etc.).
  • Nominators must provide a letter of recommendation from at least three individuals on the below list. (Letter of recommendation cannot come from the nominator and at least one letter of recommendation must come from an employee at the candidate’s school.)
    • School Athletic Director
    • Team Practitioner (Fellow Athletic Trainer, Physician, Registered Dietitian, Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    • Recognized Athletic Training Associations
    • Athletic conferences
    • Principal (and other School Administrators)
    • Parents

 

Nomination Form

 

Deadlines

Nominations for the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award are open from August 1 - October 1 (deadline extended from September 15). 

 

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