Our Mission: To enhance the quality of health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity, and to advance the profession
NEWS & MORE
Brandy Jones' term as the DIII Representative to the Public Relations Committee and the Chair of the DIII PR Committee ends this June in Houston. Brandy has done a great job in this position and we are thankful for her excellent work. At this time, the MAATA is looking for someone who is passionate in leading the PR Committee as well as keeping the membership informed. In addition to representing District III on the NATA PRC, this person will interact with the District Secretary, the DIII Executive Council, as well as his/her state PRC members.
Please send applications (a letter of interest and resume) to Director Pat Aronson at: firstname.lastname@example.org by MAY 14, 2017 at 11:59PM.
7th International Ankle Symposium
The 7th International Ankle Symposium is scheduled for Sept 15-17, 2017 at the Carolina Union in Chapel Hill, NC. The Symposium Program is worth up to 16 Category A CEUs and includes lecture and learning lab presentations from internationally renowned speakers. Presentations will review the epidemiology and long-term consequences, injury screening and prevention techniques, surgical considerations, and the latest rehabilitation paradigms for lateral ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability. Early-bird registration is available through May 26th.
SAFE SPORTS SCHOOL GRANTS
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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
Constitutional and Bylaws Changes
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!
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!