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NATA Hires New Executive Director
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David Saddler, who has served as interim executive director after the recent retirement of long-time Executive Director Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE, has been hired as the executive director. Saddler has been a senior executive with NATA for three years, previously overseeing internal departments and activities as the associate executive director for programs and services. He has more than 20 years of association management experience and has overseen all aspects of associations, from finance to public affairs. More


Register for Webinar on Preventing Brain Injury
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Darcy Keith, BS, AU, AIS, CTM and Stacy Struble, MA, ATC will present "Silent but Violent: How to Sniff Out and Prevent Brain Injuries" at 11 a.m. CT on March 28. Darcy Keith blends her incredibly powerful personal story into a game plan on how to prevent brain injuries and will discuss the fastest and most effective path to safer youth sports. New research on Second Impact Syndrome will be discussed, and the results may surprise you. Finally, steps to protect the developing brains of young athletes will be discussed.


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NATA Announces New ECE Chair
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The NATA Board of Directors is proud to announce that Russ Richardson, EdD, ATC has been selected as the incoming Executive Committee for Education Chair. Richardson will complete his current term on the NATA BOD as the District Ten Director and will begin his term as the ECE Chair in June 2013. He has more than 30 years of experience in athletic training and education. Richardson will take over for Sara Brown, MS, ATC, who has led the ECE for four years. More


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Cirque du Soleil Offers Discount to Annual Meeting Attendees
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If you would like to catch a show while you are in Las Vegas for the convention, you can take advantage of special discounts Cirque du Soleil is offering to NATA convention attendees. Save 20-35 percent on select shows, including "The Beatles LOVE," "CRISS ANGEL Believe," "KÀ," "Mystère,""O," "Zarkana" and "Zumanity." More


CUATC Releases '10 for 10' Presentations
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The NATA College University Athletic Trainers' Committee has announced the release of its "10 for 10" presentations. The original concept for this project was to provide collegiate athletic trainers with 10 presentations with around 10 slides on common health and safety issues affecting college athletes. The number of presentations has grown past 10, and the committee will continue to add to the library of presentations. Each presentation can be modified by the athletic trainer and can be used to provide basic education to coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes on concussion, exertional heat illness, emergency action planning and other important topics. More

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Last Chance to Submit for NATM Social Media Contest
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National Athletic Training Month is wrapping up this week, but there's still time to submit photos for our NATM Social Media Contest. Using resources provided by NATA or your own creativity, post a photo to one of our social media accounts that demonstrates how you're raising awareness about athletic training. Information including rules and the list of prizes is available at the NATA site. Also, don't forget to submit your project to the NATM Public Relations contest. The contest recognizes outstanding PR achievements by NATA districts, states, individuals or student groups. More

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Have You Thanked an Athletic Trainer Today?
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When athletes go down, athletic trainers are the ones to pick them back up. They're the first responders who jog out to the field or court once a player is hurt, providing immediate care, evaluating the injury and determining when or if the athlete can return to the game. But most people think all athletic trainers do is tape ankles. More

New Jersey Taking Steps to Protect Student Athletes from Injuries
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Legislation sponsored by New Jersey Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Thomas P. Giblin that creates several measures to ensure the health of student athletes, including making physical exams a requirement under New Jersey law for students in grades 6 through 12 who want to play school-sponsored sports was approved by the General Assembly. More

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New Nationwide Concussion Guidelines Could Change High School Sports
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The American Academy of Neurology just posted new guidelines when dealing with concussions. You can see those new rules on the association's website. One of the guidelines said athletes should not go back into a game after having a concussion. More

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'Every BODY needs an athletic trainer'
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It's not just everybody that needs an athletic trainer, but every body. That's the message Mike Carroll, Kendall Goldberg and their respective athletic training associations are trying to spread, and one each of the certified Stephenville, Texas, High School athletic trainers takes seriously. More

Play It Smart When It Comes to Lightning
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Lightning safety is an important issue for people who enjoy outdoor recreational and sports activities, according to the National Athletic Trainer's Association. During the past decade, lightning caused an average of 42 deaths a year in the United States and about 10 times as many injuries. More

Montana Bill Targets Sports Concussions
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Since the beginning of this school year, there have been 121 confirmed reports of concussions in Billings, Mont., youth sports, all of which were initially recognized by an athletic trainer or coach. A new bill being considered in Montana's state senate includes the requirement that everyone involved in the game be educated on the nature and risk of brain injuries. More

Waco, Texas, High Schools Adopt New NFL Safety Rule
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A rule change in the NFL is affecting athletes all the way to the high school level. Running backs can no longer break tackles with their head. And school's in Central Texas are adapting to the change. Of all of the wins last season, Waco High's head football coach Marty Herbst is most proud of one stat. Only four of his players suffered concussions. More
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