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California Sports Administrator Puzzled By Governor Brown's Veto of AB 1890

The veto by California governor Jerry Brown of AB 1890, a bill that would have made it illegal for anyone to call themselves an "athletic trainer" without actually being one has a top interscholastic sports administrator in the Golden State asking why.

NATA Sets Guidelines For Managing Sports Injuries in High School and College Settings

The National Athletic Trainers' Association inter-association task force recommendations on best practices for sports medicine management for secondary schools and colleges can be used by parents to evaluate whether their child's school is providing adequate sports medicine services for its athletes.

Dan Newman (Athletic Trainer): His Favorite Calls From Athletes Are About Nothing

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts in 2012 to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we hear again from Dan Newman, head athletic trainer at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

By Dan Newman, MS, ATC, LAT

An athletic trainer says his favorite calls or texts from an athlete who he helped recover from post-concussion syndrome are not about his injury, but about nothing.

Meredith Dotson (Athletic Trainer): Lessons Learned From Athletes One Of Best Parts Of Job

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts in 2012 to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we hear again from Meredith Dotson, an athletic trainer in the Sports Medicine Clinics at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

By Meredith L. Dotson, MEd, ATC, CES

For one athletic trainer, the lessons she has learned from athletes about hard work and perseverance over the years has been one of the best parts of her job.

Marci Yost (Certified Athletic Trainer): Advocate For Athletes

Two years ago, in recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we reprise a blog submitted by Marci Yost, Sports Medicine Coordinator at Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

By Marci Yost, M.A., ATC/L

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, we are highlighting some of our favorite blogs from 2012, with a special emphasis on the important role of certified athletic trainers. Sometimes, says Marci Yost, an athletic trainer has to be an advocate for the athlete, going to battle with parents and coaches who may be more concerned about winning than player safety. 

Athletes Saving Athletes Program Gains NATA Support

The National Athletic Trainers' Association is now an official supporter of Advocates for Injured Athletes and its Athletes Saving AthletesTM program, which provides high school students with training and skills to recognize signs and symptoms of life-threatening injuries, with the aim of reducing the risk and incidence of injury and death among student-athletes.

Return to Play Criteria Designed To Minimize Risk of Re-Injury

Return to sports after an injury is a stepwise process, says Eric Laudano, M.H.S., ATC, head athletic trainer at the University of Pennsylvania, designed to minimize the chances of re-injury.

Athletic Trainers: Every School Should Have One

March is National Athletic Trainers Month.  Although the number of athletic trainers at U.S. high schools is increasing, the latest statistics suggest that less than half have an AT on staff.  Here's a video that shows just how important they are in keeping our kids safe.
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