Press Releases

5 Tue, 06/05/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, June 5, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will present new and timely research during its 63rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia at the America’s Center (701 Convention Plaza), June 26-29. Highlighted below are topics of noteworthy interest to be presented during the week.
29 Tue, 05/29/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, May 29, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will welcome James L. Thornton, MA, ATC, PES, CES, as its new president during the association’s 63rd Annual Meeting at the America’s Center in St. Louis, June 26-29, 2012. Thornton has 28 years of collegiate sports medicine experience and a clear vision for his new role as he succeeds outgoing President Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC.
22 Tue, 05/22/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, May 22, 2012 – During its 63rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcome Katherine “Kathy” I. Dieringer, EdD, ATC, LAT; Mary Beth Horodyski, EdD, ATC, LAT, FNATA; and Julie Rochester, EdD, ATC, to its board of directors...
22 Tue, 05/22/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, May 22, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, will induct 17 individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 63rd Annual Meeting in St. Louis on Thursday, June 28. The...
9 Wed, 05/09/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, May 9, 2012 – With spring sports seasons now fully underway and preparation for summer sports participation and training around the corner, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) re-released today Inter-Association Task Force Consensus Statement guidelines on sickle cell trait and the athlete .
22 Thu, 03/22/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, March 22, 2012 –The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) today provided an overview of guidelines for emergency planning in athletics. The guidelines are designed to provide physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, athletic staff, school administrators, institutional and organizational safety personnel and parents with recommendations for managing medical emergencies at all levels of athletics. March is National Athletic Training Month. NATA’s theme this year is “Athletic Trainers Save Lives.”
20 Tue, 03/20/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, March 20, 2012 – In a continued effort to reduce the incidence of exertional heat illness among young athletes, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association announced today that Georgia is the latest state to adopt recommendations from the NATA-spearheaded Inter-Association Task Force on Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics. In just the past year, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas and North Carolina have followed this trend.
20 Tue, 03/20/2012 - 5:00am
DALLAS, March 30, 2012 –A new study published in the April 2012 Journal of Athletic Training , the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) scientific publication, reveals that more than one-quarter of all injuries sustained by collegiate athletes were overuse injuries and a majority (62...
20 Mon, 02/20/2012 - 6:00am
DALLAS, February 20, 2012 – In an effort to prevent the onset of catastrophic or fatal outcomes from sports participation, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has published a new position statement that outlines 10 major health conditions and causes of sudden death among athletes along with...
6 Tue, 12/06/2011 - 6:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2011 –The ongoing incidence of youth sports injuries and the risk of chronic or catastrophic injury has highlighted an urgent need for immediate and improved health care on the playing field. Supported by 65 sports and health organizations, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) today hosted the third annual Youth Sports Safety Summit at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event provided comprehensive recommendations to improve on-field safety and off-the-field care for young athletes.