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NATA

October 16, 2019

NATA offers 6 recommendations to reduce specialization-related injuries

From the NATA In anticipation of National Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) released an official statement with health-focused recommendations to reduce the...


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June 25, 2019

Study: 52% of college programs follow medical model of care for student-athletes

A new survey of college and university athletic trainers shows that 51.7% of their collegiate-level sports programs follow the NCAA-legislated independent medical model of care. In addition, 76.3% of respondents feel they have medical autonomy — th...


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October 8, 2018

New law reduces barriers to athletic trainers

After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) announced Friday that the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act was signed into law. The new law significantly improves legal ...


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October 27, 2016

Grant program offers prep football teams access to athletic trainers

The NFL Foundation, in collaboration with Gatorade, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), announced the launch of a pilot program to p...


September 13, 2016

U.S. House approves legislation protecting athletic trainers

From NATA The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921), sponsored by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA), which protects athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals who...


March 15, 2016

Fifteen high schools receive $50K grant for athletic trainers

From the National Athletic Trainers' Association 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...


December 4, 2015

Q&A with award-winning athletic trainer Sam Lee

The national discussion about athlete safety isn’t going away anytime soon, and with it comes the debate over whether high schools should have a full-time athletic trainer on staff. [caption id="attachment_14755" align="alignright" width="204"] ...


March 2, 2015

Guidelines set for IDing mental health issues in young athletes

Leaders in youth sports want programs to be capable of identifying mental health issues in athletes the way we're now able to address concussions. Monday, they made a significant step forward. The National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Y...