Press Releases

Mar 2015
NFL Foundation, leading researcher and Dallas Independent School District recognized for significant contributions to youth sports safety DALLAS, March 2, 2015 – At the sixth Youth Sports Safety Summit today, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association presented its inaugural Youth Sports Safety...
Feb 2015
DALLAS, TEXAS, February 10, 2015 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announces the introduction of the Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth (SAFE PLAY) Act on February 10, 2015.
Jan 2015
DALLAS, TEXAS, January 16, 2015 -- With the NFL playoffs here and Super Bowl Sunday around the corner, Americans may be inspired to try a new sport or physical activity as they watch elite athletes compete on the playing field. Whether you’re encouraged to toss a football for the first time in months, lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement or return to a weight training regimen after a holiday break, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association offers tips to begin or return to activities with injury prevention and safe participation in mind.
Nov 2014
DALLAS, Texas, November 4, 2014 – In recognition of Allied Health Professions Week (November 2-8), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association sheds new light on the occupational health environment and the financial benefits to employers who have athletic training programs on-site.
Sep 2014
DALLAS, September 26, 2014 – In recognition of Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month in September and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has released guidelines on heart health and youth sports safety.
Aug 2014
DALLAS, August 19, 2014 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) formally welcomed four new board members at its recent 65th annual convention in Indianapolis. They include Tory R. Lindley, MA, ATC; Chris Mathewson, MSS, ATC, CSCS; Carolyn R. Peters, MA, ATC, CSCS; and Timothy S. Weston, MEd, ATC.
Aug 2014
DALLAS, August 14, 2014 – As young athletes step onto the playing field for preseason practice and to prepare for fall competition on school teams or youth leagues, sports safety and injury prevention are paramount. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is asking parents to ensure their children’s schools have the best sports medicine practices in place.
Aug 2014
DALLAS, Texas, August 13, 2014 – With news of recent lightning strikes and little to no warning, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has reissued guidelines to ensure a safe outdoor environment.