Press Releases

8 Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:00am
DALLAS, May 8, 2014 –As young athletes step onto the playing field and spring into action on school teams or youth leagues, sports safety and injury prevention are paramount. On the heels of its fifth Youth Sports Safety Summit in March, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is asking parents to ensure their children’s schools have the best sports medicine practices in place and can answer the universal question: “just who is taking care of our kids on the playing field?”
11 Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:00am
DALLAS, April 11, 2014 – With the warm weather now stretching across the country, outdoor physical activity enthusiasts of all ages will be swinging clubs and racquets, lacing up sneakers or walking shoes and brushing off gardening tools to make the most of the season.
10 Mon, 03/10/2014 - 5:00am
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 – In its continued effort to address appropriate safety measures for youth athletes, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association hosted today the fifth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. The event built upon the success of the NATA-founded Youth Sports Safety Alliance and its prior summits. The Alliance, comprising nearly 150 organizations, is committed to preventing catastrophic injury and illness in youth athletes. The program will culminate with visits to legislators on Capitol Hill on March 11.
28 Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:00am
DALLAS, January 28, 2014 –With the Super Bowl just days away and the Olympics kicking off next week, February is turning out to be a super month for sports. And, with dangerously cold weather wreaking havoc across the country, aficionados of either event may be motivated to try new activities with renewed energy and commitment.
30 Wed, 10/30/2013 - 5:00am
Date: Oct. 30, 2013 Extensive Study on Concussions in Youth Sports Finds 'Culture of Resistance' for Self-Reporting Injury; Not Enough Evidence to Support Claim That Helmets Reduce Concussion Risk
8 Tue, 10/08/2013 - 5:00am
Leaders in sports medicine, children’s advocacy back USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, supported by NFL Contact: Steve Alic , USA Football, 317/489-4417 The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National PTA and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) have partnered with...
25 Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:00am
Indianapolis, September 25, 2013 –At a national press conference this morning, leading health care professionals released an inter-association task force consensus statement titled, “ Recommendations for Developing a Plan to Recognize and Refer Student Athletes with Psychological Concerns at the...