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Time is Running Out to Volunteer and Save
NATA
If you're planning to attend NATA 2015 and are looking to help and/or save a few bucks, we've got a great opportunity for you! All volunteers who work 10 hours or more are reimbursed for a portion of their registration fees. You can even work enough to reimburse 100 percent of your base registration fee!
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Plan for St. Louis with Our Mobile App
NATA
Before you make the trip to the convention next week, be sure to take a look at this year's mobile app. You can use it to find information about the June 23-26 event in St. Louis on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Get schedules, session details, maps, alerts and much more. The app can be found by searching for "NATA 2015" in the App Store on iTunes and the Google Play store. Your username is your five-digit registration number, and the default password is NATA2015. It's a great resource to help with your convention planning!
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NATA Foundation Block Party Next Tuesday
NATA
Come to Laclede's Landing on the St. Louis Riverfront from 8-11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, for a block party benefiting the NATA Research & Education Foundation! Listen to live music as you sample the food and drinks from local vendors. Block Party attendees must purchase a $20 Party Pass (either onsite or as part of your convention registration) that offers valuable discounts to local restaurants and attractions. Not only does the Party Pass grant you access to the Block Party, but the discounts included with the pass are valid during your entire stay in St. Louis.
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Speaker Videos Preview Sessions at Convention
NATA
You can hear from some of the speakers who will be presenting at this year's event in a series of speaker videos. The speakers include MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, ATC, LAT, talking about "Spine Injuries in Athletics and Spine Immobilization: Current Research, Evidence-Based Medicine, and Best Practices," and Lisa Chinn on "Barefoot Running: Is It For Me? Is It For My Athletes?" You will also find videos from Michael Goldenberg, MS, ATC, Antigone Matsakis, ATC, and Shirley Sahrmann, PhD, PT.
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One Month Left to Submit 2016 Proposals
NATA
The 2016 Convention Call for Proposals site is open, and proposals will be accepted through July 16, 2015. The 67th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo is June 22-25, 2016, in Baltimore.
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2015 Convention Guide Just Posted
NATA
The detailed information within the guide will help you make plans to attend specific sessions and workshops. It's now available at the convention website, and you'll also receive a hard copy in your registration bag.
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Disclaimer: Headlines include recent stories in the media on athletic training and sports medicine and do not reflect NATA statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.


North Carolina Man Enjoys Unique and Fun Career as WWE Athletic Trainer
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The WWE is home to arguably some of the greatest athletes in the world. Their bodies have to be in tip-top shape! One of the people who helps keep them healthy lives in North Carolina's Piedmont Triad. His job takes him all around the world. Recently, it brought him home when the WWE Superstars put on a show at the Greensboro Coliseum.
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American Medical Association Adopts Concussion Policy for Young Athletes
Time
The American Medical Association voted to adopt new policies aimed at protecting young athletes from concussions, amid nationwide concerns that football head injuries may cause long-term health consequences. The policy recommends requiring young athletes who are suspected of having a concussion to be quickly removed from a game, the group said in a statement, and allowed to return only with a physician's written consent.
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NJ Might Require Defibrillators at Youth Sports Lagues
MyCentralJersey.com
Youth sports leagues in New Jersey might be required to have defibrillators and people trained to use them at every game and practice starting in September. Automated external defibrillators are already required at schools to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias, and a proposed law would expand the mandate to recreation departments and nonprofits.
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Athletic Trainer Crafts Bats for Baseball Pros
The Herald-Standard via Houston Chronicle
It all started with stickball. Jack Marucci and his siblings played stickball with broom handles in the parking lot of their parents' restaurant in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and he'd walk with his younger brother Jerry to Nickman's Drug to buy baseball cards. Then Jack would play Strat-O-Matic, a simulation baseball game.
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A Heads-Up for Youth Football
Daily Local News
The roiling national conversation on football-related concussions has scorched the earth all the way down to the grassroots playing level. Youth football participation numbers across the country are down — largely, it's believed, because parents fear that their kids will get concussions. A CNN story in February noted those parental concerns while referencing an ESPN.com article reporting a 10 percent drop in youth football enrollment three years ago.
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Legislation to Protect Athletes from Brain Injuries Moves to Illinois Governor
Chicago Tribune
Legislation sponsored by Illinois state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, which will help protect children who participate in interscholastic sports from traumatic brain injuries, was recently sent to the governor. "The evidence regarding the long-term effects of untreated concussions is extremely troubling and full of tragic stories," Mussman said.
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