The resources to help you succeed.

From understanding value and creating a new athletic training position or negotiating a raise, to the most up-to-date position statements, find the tools and resources you need to succeed as a secondary school athletic trainer.

Tools for the Secondary School AT


Day in the Life: Flower Mound Athletic Training Program from National Athletic Trainers' Assn on Vimeo.


Awards, Grants & Scholarships

  • Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award: This award will recognizes a certified athletic trainer from each NATA district who has made outstanding contributions in furthering his or her high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of secondary school athletic training.
  • AT Advocate Award: The AT Advocate Award recognizes an individual, organization, corporation or company that has been a champion in securing athletic trainers in the secondary school setting and improving public awareness of the profession.
  • Servant's Heart Award: The Servant’s Heart Award recognizes deserving secondary school ATs in each district for their service to the athletic training profession, their schools and their communities.
  • Jack Cramer Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors who are interested in becoming an athletic trainer. The $2,000 scholarship was established in 2006 to honor the memory of Jack Cramer, son of company co-founder Frank Cramer, and his passion for athletic training. Learn more about the Jack Cramer scholarship eligibility and how to apply.
  • Safe Sports School Award: The Safe Sports School award recognizes secondary schools that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. Schools must fulfill specific athlete safety criteria to qualify for this elite distinction, including the creation of a comprehensive athletic health care system and the coordination of pre-participation physical examinations. 
  • The Career Center Secondary School Employment Grant is designed to help secondary schools that wish to utilize the NATA Career Center and need financial assistance. NATA is pleased to offer a special rate of $75 to qualifying secondary schools posting a full-time job. 





  • High School RIO (Reporting Information Online) (pdf) an internet-based sports injury surveillance system developed by Dr. Comstock at  the Center from the Injury Research and Policy at Columbus Children’s Hospital, was utilized to  perform surveillance of injuries sustained by US high school athletes throughout the 2005-2006 academic year. The goal of this project was to provide science-based evidence related to sports injuries in order to reduce the number of preventable sports injuries and encourage youth to engage in physical activity. 
  • High School National Athletic Treatment, Injuries and Outcomes Network (NATION) is the first project that integrates injury surveillance, treatment and patient outcomes using data gathered by athletic trainers in public high schools. Learn more about the scope of this project, how to participate and findings of NATION
  • The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research (NCCSIR) conducts surveillance of catastrophic injuries and illnesses related to participation in organized sports in the United States at the collegiate, high school and youth levels of play. NATA supports this research as a funding partner of the Consortium for Catastrophic Injruy Monitoring in Sport. Learn more about this collaboration, access reports or report an injury. 
  • The Athletic Training Location and Services (ATLAS) database was developed to better assess the current level of health care at secondary schools across the country. Athletic trainers are encouraged check the state map to see if their school(s) are listed appropriately in database.  If not, they can complete the survey to add or update their information.