Press Releases

13 Tue, 08/13/2013 - 12:00am
DALLAS, August 13, 2013 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association released today an official statement regarding the calling of crown of the helmet violations in an effort to ensure sports safety at every level of football participation and with the start of preseason games and practices soon underway. The statement recognizes the work of the NFL, NCAA and National Federation of State High School Associations, which have studied injury patterns and created rules related to top of the head contact.
16 Tue, 07/16/2013 - 5:00am
DALLAS, July 16, 2013 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association released today inter-association task force recommendations titled “ Best Practices for Sports Medicine Management for Secondary Schools and Colleges .” The statement is believed to be the first of its kind that focuses on specific protocols to ensure effective and efficient sports medicine procedures in these school settings.
31 Fri, 05/31/2013 - 5:00am
DALLAS, May 31, 2013 – During its 64 th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcome Patricia Aronson, PhD, ATC, LPTA, and Cari Wood, ATC, to its board of directors. NATA’s convention will take place June 24-27 at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center in Las Vegas. Aronson succeeds outgoing District 3 director Marty Baker, ATC; and Wood will replace outgoing District 10 director Russ Richardson, EdD, ATC.
15 Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:00am
DALLAS, May 15, 2013 –With the spring sports season well underway and summer preseason practices and youth league games around the corner, young athletes are already enjoying warm weather activities and competition. “Every team and athlete should have sports safety as a top priority,” says Larry...
2 Tue, 04/02/2013 - 5:00am
DALLAS, Texas, April 2, 2013 – Dallas-based National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announces that it has named a new executive director. David Saddler, who has served as interim executive director after the recent retirement of long-time Executive Director Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE, assumes the role effective immediately.
29 Fri, 03/29/2013 - 5:00am
DALLAS, March 29, 2013 – As follow up to the 4 th Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit held earlier this year, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association continues to champion young athletes by launching the first-ever Safe Sports School award program. Created to recognize secondary schools around the country that provide safe environments for student athletes, the initiative reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.