For those who I have not yet introduced myself, my name is Molly Matson and I work for Gatorade on the Partner Services Team. Over the past year, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers Committee (SSATC) have re-established the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award.
As you may know, this award recognizes a certified athletic trainer from each NATA district who has made outstanding contributions in furthering their high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of secondary school athletic training. With this award, our goal is to help elevate the role of secondary school athletic trainers and reinforce their important role in athlete safety. In 2014-2015, we recognized 10 highly deserving secondary school athletic trainers with this award.
We kicked off year two of this award at the 2015 NATA Annual Conference and have begun to spread the message through NATA channels, including the website , social channels and more, but we’re hoping to enlist your help again this year to maintain the momentum and drive entries in your district.
Similar to last year, I’ve attached a document that will help aid in this process. This document contains details about this award, as well as suggested content for district communications via website, social media and e-mail, and a recommended timeline of when and what to communicate.
To ensure your District members are informed and actively applying for the award, we recommend the following immediate next step:
Post award information on your District website, using the following suggested website content:
SSATC and Gatorade are excited to announce the second year of The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award. This award recognizes a certified athletic trainer from each NATA district who has made outstanding contributions in furthering their high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of secondary school athletic training. Each winner will receive a $1,000 grant toward the program featured in their submission; a Gatorade G Series Performance package – which includes everything from coolers and squeeze bottles to product and towels, a Sidelines Cart – that will help give teams’ sidelines a professional look – and an all-expense-paid trip to NATA Annual symposia in 2016 (flight, accommodations and conference registration).
· Active certified athletic trainer and a current member of NATA
· NPI #
· State Licensure # (If Applicable)
· BOC certified
· A full-time or part-time employee in the secondary schools
Visit NATA.org (http://www.nata.org/Gatorade-Secondary-School-AT-Award
· for application details
Please feel free to reach out to me or Larry Cooper for any additional information and/or questions.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Gatorade Partner Services Team
MATS is currently accepting applications for the MATS Athletic Training Student Scholarship
I. Eligibility Requirements
The GLATA Young Professional’s Committee (YPC) is using the “Open Books” organization this year to help serve the community. Read More.
NeuroSport, MedSport and Michigan Athletics are joining forces to bring you our annual symposium Return on Investment: The Sports Medicine Approach on May 20th and 21st at the Junge Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Please mark your calendars. Registration information will be available in early March. Due to the demand of this course no on-site registration will be available.
Date: May 20 and 21, 2016
Location: Junge Center Ann Arbor, MI
Agenda to follow. EBPs and CMEs are to be determined.
Happy New Year!
University of Michigan Athletics, MedSport and NeuroSport
10:00am – 12:00pm
Clara Bell Smith Center Auditorium
Michigan State University