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National Quiz Bowl Takes Shape
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The 2010 National Quiz Bowl is taking shape as students around the country compete to represent their districts at the 61st NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in Philadelphia. Three team rosters are already finalized, and others will be announced soon. See the March NATA News for a feature, and check the National Quiz Bowl page often. Last year in San Antonio, Chapman University took home the inaugural Quiz Bowl Trophy.

Philly Insider Tip of the Week
“The Johnson & Johnson Feature Presentation will be entitled ‘Preventing Sudden Death During Physical Activity.’ At a fundamental level, all athletic trainers ought to be able to keep their patients alive. I don’t think we can ever spend too much time talking about those things that are the greatest risk factors for sudden death.”
– Convention Program Committee Chair Rich Ray, EdD, ATC

Resource of the Week…for All NATA Members

Members Get a Discount in the NATA Online Store
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As you prepare for National Athletic Training Month, use all the resources at your fingertips. Find posters, educational materials and logo merchandise in the NATA Online Store. Plus, get a FREE tip sheet explaining the difference between athletic trainers and personal trainers. More

Cramer Emergency Kit
With a heavy duty PVC Tarpaulin shell, the Cramer Sideline Emergency kit is designed to help bring together all of the necessary emergency management tools into one easily identifiable and easy to organize wheeled bag. The four interior bags can be labeled for a variety of specific needs and are color coded for fast, visual recognition in an emergency. MORE

NATA Info/Events

Secondary School Athletic Trainers, Please Take This
National Sports Safety Benchmark Survey

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NATA has commissioned the athletic training program at A.T. Still University (Mo.) to conduct a study to assess student-athlete access to athletic training services in secondary schools. The study is an important first step in identifying how the health and safety of student-athletes in high schools across the country can be improved. To participate, simply complete this short survey. Thank you in advance for your participation. For questions, please contact Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC ( or 480-219-6035) or Russell Lowe (  More

Athletic Trainers Testify at Judiciary Committee Forum
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A House Judiciary Committee forum on head injuries and other sports injuries in youth, high school, college and professional football was held at Prairie View A&M University on Feb. 1. James “Allen” Hardin, ATC, PT, SCS, testified on behalf of NATA, and Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT, testified on behalf of the NCAA. NATA thanks these members for giving athletic trainers a voice in this discussion.  More

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Get the Scoop on the Winter Olympics
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As the Winter Olympics shift into high gear, Team USA is making it easy to follow the action and support the athletes. Anyone who registers on will have access to the latest info and will receive exclusive updates throughout the games. More

Hofstra Athletic Trainer Helps Earthquake Victims in Haiti
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David Riviere, ATC, lived in Haiti until he was 14 and has many family and friends still living in the area ravaged by an earthquake last month. Now an assistant athletic trainer at Hofstra University, Riviere recently returned to Haiti for a 10-day visit to deliver supplies to his family and friends and volunteer at a hospital where many of the injured victims were being treated. More

Chronomix Interval Timers
Chronomix Interval Timers are designed to guide training and rehabilitation programs. The athletic trainer sets the series of time intervals appropriate for guiding development or recovery exercises - the interval timers store up to 3 programs for instant recall. Frees athletic trainers from being timekeepers so they can concentrate on technique and method. MORE

Range of Motion Now Available as an iPhone App
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NATA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant industry news to its members and other athletic training professionals. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create Range of Motion, the association committed itself to delivering this news on a weekly basis. That partnership has now expanded to provide another convenient avenue to receive this information. Range of Motion is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, now available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store.

Simply search "MultiBriefs" in the App Store and download the app free of charge. Once the MultiBriefs application is downloaded, you can add the NACHRI feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. And just like the e-mail news brief you’ve become accustomed to, you may share articles with your colleagues via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can even bookmark certain articles as favorites to revisit at a later date. As always, feedback is appreciated and is important to the success of the app. Feel free to rate the application in the App Store. 

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New Jersey School Lauded for Adopting Concussion Test Program
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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez held a press conference at Passaic Valley High School, in order to commend the school for adopting a new sports participation policy which requires all student athletes to submit to the ImPACT testing system. The congressman and senator were joined by school officials, several athletes from the high school's football team and cheerleading squad, and other experts on the issue of sport-related concussions.  More

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Missouri Joins Other States Seeking To Limit Concussion Risks
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Concussions are a constant risk in sports, especially for student-athletes, but what happens after a concussion could change for athletes in Missouri. When politics and sports converge, players and coaches can sometimes get caught in the middle. But on one issue, everyone seems to agree that something needs to be done.  More

Injury Rehabilitation

Shoulder Injuries More Common in High School Baseball Than Softball
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High school baseball players are more likely to experience shoulder injuries than high school softball players, although shoulder injury rates and patterns remain dependent upon field positions, injury severity and athletes’ year in school, according to results of a study published online recently. From 2005 to 2008, researchers from Michigan and Ohio collected data via an Internet-based injury surveillance system on high school baseball and softball player injuries. The data were provided by NATA members.  More

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SpiderTech Shoulder Spider
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