Press Releases

May 2013
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...
Apr 2013
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.
Mar 2013
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.
Feb 2013
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).
Feb 2013
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.
Dec 2012
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.
Oct 2012
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.
Aug 2012
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.