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Why You Should Attend NATA’s Spine Injury Conference

Taking place April 26-May 25, with live events May 10-12, the NATA Spine Injury in Sports Conference will provide attendees with an in-depth look at advances in research that have paved the way for improvements in prevention... more »

5 Facts about ATCs during National Athletic Trainers Month

March is National Athletic Training Month, an opportunity to spread awareness of the impact athletic trainers (ATs) have on work, life and sport. Athletic trainers are health care professionals that prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate... more »

NATA Recognized as a NYSS Champion by President’s Council

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion. The NYSS, released in September 2019, called for a national... more »

Longtime Atlanta Braves Athletic Trainer Dies

Dave Pursley, the former athletic trainer of the Atlanta Braves, died on Sunday, according to FOX-5 Atlanta and other outlets. He is a member of the Braves Hall of Fame, joining the organization when the... more »

Survey: ATs Urge Compliance to COVID-19 Preparedness

*These survey findings are from is an issued press release via the National Athletic Trainers' Association.  A survey conducted by National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) found that while there may be robust COVID-19 preparedness and... more »

NATA to Hold 3-Day Series to Help Return to Sports

The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), recently announced a three-day virtual series to address growing concerns and... more »

Study: Many Youth Football Helmets Don’t Fit Properly

New research found that the majority (74%) of football players’ helmets in youth football (7-12 years old) did not meet at least one component of the 13 criteria developed for proper football helmet fit, according... more »

Study: Individual Athletes Face More Anxiety, Fatigue Than Team Sports

New research found that adolescent athletes who participate in individual endurance sports reported more psychosocial challenges such as physical function mobility difficulties, higher anxiety symptoms, and more fatigue than their team sports peers, according to... more »

NATA Releases Best Practices for Spinal-Injury Care

Last week, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) released consensus recommendations and best practices for emergency prehospital care of spine-injured athletes in American football. With sports across the country reevaluating the safety of play due... more »

Study: 34% of high schools have no access to athletic trainers

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training showed that 34% of U.S. public and private high schools have no access to athletic trainers… more »

Research shows high schools coaches outpace club coaches on emergency preparedness

Despite a pay-to-play system, club sports coaches may be less prepared for a medical emergency than high school coaches, according to a study… more »

NATA offers recommendations to reduce specialization-related injuries

The NATA releases an official statement with health-focused recommendations to reduce the risk of injury due to youth sports specialization… more »

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