Jan 29, 2015
Honoring the Best

Training & Conditioning is now accepting nominees for the second annual Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award sponsored by Sports Health.


High school athletic trainers are the unsung heroes of interscholastic sports and many work countless hours to help young people become the best they can be. That’s why Training & Conditioning, along with Sports Health, have developed the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award.

Last year’s winner was Bob Marley, MA, ATC, LAT, CSCS, Senior Outreach Athletic Trainer in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). An approachable and unassuming athletic trainer who goes the extra mile for his athletes, coaches, and colleagues, a profile of Marley appeared in our April 2013 issue. Below, Marley is presented with a plaque and gift certificate by Sports Health representative Christine Carlton.


Who’s Next?

To be considered for the 2014 award, an athletic trainer must work with high school athletes (in either a school or clinic setting) and have the following qualities:

  • Have earned the respect of coaches they work with and student-athletes they care for
  • Go beyond their job description to support student-athletes
  • Put in extra effort to make the athletic training program the best it can be
  • Serve the local or larger community through community service

Nominations: Please provide us with a 400-800 word description of how the nominee fits the above criteria. Any supporting materials are welcome. Full contact information, including e-mail addresses and phone numbers, for both the nominee and the person nominating must be provided.

Winner: Will be featured in the April issue of T&C and honored at the NATA Convention. He or she will also receive a plaque and product-related prizes.

Questions: Please feel free to contact us with any questions:
Eleanor Frankel
607-257-6970, ext. 18
[email protected]

Mail submissions to:
Most Valuable ATC Award
Training & Conditioning
Momentum Media Sports Publishing
20 Eastlake Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

Or e-mail them to: [email protected]

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Click here to download a printable PDF of the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award nomination flyer. Perfect for sharing and posting, the PDF contains eligibility criteria and contact info. for submitting a nomination.

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