Press Releases

21 Thu, 02/21/2013 - 6:00am
Washington, DC, February 21, 2013 – The Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights was introduced as House Resolution 72 (H. Res. 72) into the U.S. House of Representatives on February 15, by Rep. Jim Gerlach (PA-6) and supported by the Youth Sports Safety Alliance. It was originally co-sponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22).
6 Wed, 02/06/2013 - 6:00am
WASHINGTON, February 6, 2013 – The Youth Sports Safety Alliance, composed of more than 100 organizations committed to keeping young athletes safe, launched the first-ever “ National Action Plan for Sports Safety ” to ensure comprehensive action to protect America’s student athletes. The Plan was finalized by those in attendance at the 4 th annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, DC yesterday. The Summit was convened by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
10 Mon, 12/10/2012 - 6:00am
DALLAS, DECEMBER 10, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the NATA Research & Education Foundation have announced their participation and partial funding of the Consensus Study of Sports-related Concussions in Youth, which is being conducted by the Institute of Medicine. The 15-member IOM Committee on Sports-Related Concussion in Youth was recently formed to study concussions in youth, from elementary school through young adulthood, including military personnel and their dependents. The final statement is expected to be issued in December 2013.
24 Wed, 10/24/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, October 24, 2012 – In an effort to improve appropriate medical care for youth athletes, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association announced today the fourth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. The February 5-6, 2013 event, which will launch the National Action Plan for Sports Safety, will build upon the success of the NATA-founded Youth Sports Safety Alliance and its prior summits. The Alliance, comprising nearly 80 organizations, is committed to keeping young athletes safe.
17 Fri, 08/17/2012 - 12:00am
DALLAS, August 17, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announces its newest offering to association members – a web-based career center that connects job seekers with prospective employers in the athletic training industry. The new career website, built by JobTarget, which powers more than 1,100 job websites and career centers for organizations that serve niche audiences, can be found at Access is available to the NATA membership.
2 Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:00am
DALLAS, August 2, 2012 – As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of heat-related illnesses among secondary school athletes, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has re-released an inter-association task force consensus statement which includes comprehensive recommendations on heat-acclimatization guidelines for secondary school athletics programs. The statement was initially published in the Journal of Athletic Training , NATA’s scientific publication.
1 Wed, 08/01/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, August 1, 2012 – With preseason practices now underway and the start of fall sports schedules around the corner, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) issued today an official statement recommending athletic health care providers conduct a “Time Out” before athletic events to ensure emergency action plans are reviewed and in place.
11 Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:00am
CHICAGO (July 11, 2012) –The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and The Gatorade Company have teamed up to declare today, July 11, 2012, a day when U.S. sports takes a break from competition, the first annual National Recovery Day. With high school athletes suffering two million injuries each year1, National Recovery Day has been established to focus the attention of athletes on the importance of proper athletic recovery in order to continuously perform at their best.
27 Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:00am
Medical and legal experts outline recommendations during its 63rd Annual Meeting; St. Louis Rams’ Rodger Saffold offers personal perspective ST. LOUIS, MO., June 27, 2012 – At NATA’s 63rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia at the America’s Center in St. Louis, leading health care professionals...
14 Thu, 06/14/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, June 14th, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announced the release of its online Sports Safety for Youth Coaches course today. The course offers youth sports coaches a comprehensive review of the latest information on health and safety issues facing young athletes.