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Student Video Contest Launched
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NATA has launched a video contest open to all Athletic Training Education Program students. Videos should promote the athletic training profession and must be 3-6 minutes in length. Entries will be accepted until March 10, and the winning entry will be recognized at the 62nd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in New Orleans. The contest is being conducted with help from the National Athletic Training Students' Committee. For more details about this contest, go to the NATSC page on the website. More

Resource of the Week…for Educators

5th Edition Competencies Available
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After more than a year in development, the 5th Edition of the Athletic Training Educational Competencies debuted at the Athletic Training Educators' Conference in Washington, D.C. Find out how education is evolving to meet the needs of tomorrow’s professionals. More

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NATA Info/Events

National Athletic Training Month Kicks Off This Week
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National Athletic Training Month 2011 launches this week with NATA and the Korey Stringer Institute shining a spotlight on sudden death in sports. Get the news release this week and access all the tools you need to make NATM a success. More

Secondary School Award Nomination Deadline Extended
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The nomination deadline for the 2011 Gatorade Secondary School Service Award has been extended to March 15. The award was created to annually recognize a certified athletic trainer, at the secondary school level, who has provided outstanding athletic health care and service to the school community. All awards will be presented by the NATA Secondary School Committee, in association with Gatorade, at the Annual Meeting. More

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Join The Athletic Training Student Challenge
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Support the NATA Research & Education Foundation by participating in the 2011 Athletic Training Student Challenge. The 2010 participants raised more than $4,500 for the Foundation. Student-led fundraising campaigns are implemented during the spring 2011 semester, and the winning groups will be recognized at the NATA Annual Meeting in New Orleans this summer. Learn more about this program. More

Young Professional Call for Volunteers
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NATA is looking for Young Professional volunteers to help with a community service event this summer at the Annual Meeting. Nearly 100 kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana will participate in a seven-station clinic called "Piecing Together Sports Health and Safety." Volunteers are needed to help run the stations. To help, e-mail Darrin Scheid at More

Latest News

More Young Athletes Suffering Overuse Injuries
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Young athletes are suffering career-ending injuries at younger and younger ages, often due to overuse. The mantra of practice makes perfect is being taken too closely to heart. Sometimes too much practice can actually hurt athletes, said Toby Brooks, a Texas Tech associate professor in athletic training and rehabilitation science. Parents may be trying to help their children become the best athletes they can be, but their good intentions may be going awry when they force their kids to play too often. More

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Stress Fractures Hitting High School Athletes
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Stress fractures linked to overuse may be more common than thought among high school athletes, especially among those who participate in running-related sports, a new study finds. Stress fractures occur when bones face repetitive strain over a long period of time, especially when bones are not given time to heal. More

Targeting Sports Injuries with New Treatments
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With legions of baby boomers increasingly reluctant to just take two aspirin and sit it out on the sidelines, specialists say they are grappling with a corresponding phenomenon — a rising tide of chronic, sports-related injuries. And that is reflected in the nation's emergency rooms, where an increasing number of adults age 55 and older have been showing up with sports injuries, according to the most recent data from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. More

Should Children Run Marathons?
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With temperatures warming and the snows of 2011 finally dissolving into oatmeal slush, many people are feeling an insistent urge to get outside and run, perhaps even to start training for a spring marathon or other distance race. But for some folks, particularly those with young families, this laudatory goal can pose a problem. Should they take their kids with them? Can and should children, at any age, be runners? More

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Women Get Hero Award For Saving Referee's Life
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His heart stopped at a basketball game three weeks ago and recently the two women who saved his life were recognized as heroes. Dan Sudbeck of Dimock, S.D., was officiating the O'Gorman-Yankton girls high school basketball game on Jan. 27. When he went to the coach's lounge at halftime he felt like he was going to faint, that's when he slumped over in his chair and two athletic trainers came to his rescue. More

Player's Text: Send My Brain to NFL Research Bank
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The toll of repeated head blows and injuries loomed over football after the death last week of former NFL player, Dave Duerson. Duerson, a former Chicago Bears safety who was a key member of the team's legendary defense, was found dead recently in Florida. He was 50. Duerson shot himself in the chest, which kept his brain intact for examination for a debilitating brain injury called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE. More

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