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SAFE SPORTS SCHOOL GRANTS
To apply for a grant to help fund your school application, click on the whistle.
Nominate an Outstanding AT today!
The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer award recognizes a certified athletic trainer from each NATA district who has made outstanding contributions in furthering their high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of secondary school athletic training.
Deadline: February 28, 2017
For more information, Link Here
NATA has developed a public awareness campaign, At Your Own Risk, aimed specifically at educating parents, student athletes, school administrators, legislators and employers on the athletic trainer's role as an expert in prevention and safety. A recently produced video provides an overview of this initiative and information on how you can help support it. Help us spread the word! READ MORE
Support NATA Foundation Through AmazonSmile
While you're taking advantage of all the great Black Friday deals that will be available later this week, consider supporting the NATA Foundation through AmazonSmile. When you go to the site, search "National Athletic Trainers Assn Research & Education Foundation," press "Select" and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the NATA Foundation. READ MORE
Football and the Brain
Steve Kroft examines the state of concussion safety and science in football, especially in the NFL. More HERE
NATA Student Aide: Statement and
Questions and Answers
MAATA Call for Student Free
Click HERE for information.
NATA Joint Committee
A large contingent of District 3 Leaders recently took part in the NATA Joint Committee Weekend in Dallas. We are working hard for our members!
CONGRATULATIONS to the James Madison University Athletic Training Staff on the NCAA FCS Football National Championship!
the Coastal Carolina Athletic Training Staff
CONGRATULATIONS to the Clemson University Sports Medicine Staff on your 2016 NCAA FCS National Championship!
Save the Date!
4th Matthew Gfeller Neurotrauma Symposium
The Matthew Gfeller Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be hosting its 4th Matthew Gfeller Neurotrauma Symposium on March 3-4, 2017. We have lined up another great list of local, regional, and international speakers. For additional information regarding a schedule of topics, invited faculty, and links to negotiated hotel rates, click HERE.
Register for the symposium HERE.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers and Certified Athletic Therapists, respectively. This symposium is eligible for 12 Category A CEUs towards BOC requirements, and 5.7 CEUs toward CATA requirements.
The meeting will be held in the new Blue Zone on the Concourse Level of the new Loudermilk Center for Excellence, located at Kenan Stadium in the heart of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The symposium will provide researchers, physicians, athletic trainers and therapists, and other allied health care professionals with a comprehensive overview of the management of brain and spine injuries in sports. We will accomplish this by providing current concepts in research by world-renowned clinicians and researchers, practical-based approaches to patient care, and open panel discussions to foster an interactive learning environment.
If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Erin Grand (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
2017 Scholarship Applications Now Available
Information on each scholarship and the
Save the Date
Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association
Free Communications Program
MAATA Annual Symposium
May 19-21, 2017
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Click HERE for More Information
Capitol Hill Day with
Director Aronson and
Director Aronson with
NATA Keynote Speaker and
MAATA state leaders and volunteers with Director Pat Aronson and District Secretary Jim Berry at the NATA Foundation Gala in Baltimore.
Seven NATA Hall of Fame Members appeared together at the recent SCATA Clinical Symposium in Columbia, SC to offer their words of wisdom and opinions on the current state of the profession. Representing over 300 years of combined athletic training experience were (L-R) Andy Clawson, ATC, Kent Falb, ATC, Bobby Barton, ATC, John Lopez, ATC, Fred Hoover, ATC, Chris Patrick, ATC, and Jerry Robertson, ATC.
THANK YOU to the MAATA 2016 Sponsors!