Press Releases

22 Tue, 03/22/2016 - 12:00am
INDIANAPOLIS, March 22, 2016 – At the second Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport press conference today, new recommendations, “ Implementing Health and Safety Policy Changes at the High School Level from a Leadership Perspective ,” were released to an audience of sports and health care...
15 Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:00am
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15, 2016 – At the seventh Youth Sports Safety Summit this morning, leading health care experts released a new study – “ Age Differences in Recovery After Sport-Related Concussion: A Comparison of High School and Collegiate Athletes .” The event was convened by the National...
15 Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:00am
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15, 2016 – At the seventh Youth Sports Safety Summit today, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association presented its Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to three recipients demonstrating significant commitment to the health and welfare of secondary school student athletes...
15 Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:00am
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15, 2016 – In their longstanding commitment to young athlete health and welfare, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Youth Sports Safety Alliance hosted today the seventh annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Alexandria, Virginia. This year’s program built on the...
15 Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:00am
The NFL Foundation, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) today announced the winners of the Athletic Trainer Initiative, a national grant contest to expand access to athletic trainers in underserved high schools...
16 Tue, 02/16/2016 - 6:00am
DALLAS – They dazzle us with their leaps and bounds and often leave us spellbound with their sophisticated footwork, sensational jumps, twists and turns, musical gifts, grace and energy. Throughout the year, performing athletes from Broadway to ballet and from youth to professional levels add an extra sizzle to the stage.
18 Fri, 12/18/2015 - 6:00am
DALLAS, December 18, 2015 – Head impacts in football players are directly associated with brain and spine injury and have been suggested to be associated with chronic injuries, making this a topic of continued national concern. To reduce the risk of head-impact injury, researchers and others have...
9 Wed, 12/09/2015 - 6:00am
DALLAS, TEXAS, December 9, 2015 – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing today on the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921), which protects athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals who travel to other states with an athletic team to provide care for that team.After years of working with members of Congress, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is excited that the committee has decided to take action on this important legislation.
27 Tue, 10/27/2015 - 5:00am
DALLAS, October 27, 2015 – As the country continues to address several recent reports of youth sports injuries and catastrophic outcomes, a new study sheds light on the barriers some athletic directors (ADs) face in hiring athletic trainers (ATs), whose job it is to help prevent injuries and manage...
9 Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:00am
High School Administrators, Teachers, Coaches, and Administrative Directors May Now Apply for Athletic Trainer Grants at www.ATinitiative.com The NFL Foundation, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) today announced...