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Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award: Now Accepting Nominations

article_gatorade_ssatcSSATC and Gatorade are excited to announce 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 2015.

Criteria:

  • Active certified athletic trainer and a current member of NATA
  • NPI #
  • BOC certified
  • A full-time or part-time employee in the secondary schools

Deadline:

  • December 31, 2014

Application:

Application Process:

  • Individuals cannot self-nominate. Nominations may be submitted by one of the following:
    • School Athletic Director
    • Fellow Team Practitioner (Athletic Trainer, Physician, Registered Dietitian, Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    • Recognized Athletic Training Associations
    • Athletic Conferences
  • Nominators must submit 750-1,000 words on the candidate’s contribution to furthering their high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of athletic training at the secondary school level, which includes but is not limited to the implementation of the protocols and programs related to:
    • Heat Safety
    • Concussions
    • Sudden Cardiac Death
    • Sickle Cell Trait
    • Diabetes
    • Athletes with Disabilities
    • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Emergency Action Plans
  •  Nominators must submit evidence to support description (photos, videos, collateral, etc.).
  • Nominators must provide a letter of recommendation from at least three individuals on the below list. (Letter of recommendation cannot come from the nominator and at least one letter of recommendation must come from an employee at the candidate’s school.)
    • School Athletic Director
    • Team Practitioner (Fellow Athletic Trainer, Physician, Registered Dietitian, Strength & Conditioning Coach)
    • Recognized Athletic Training Associations
    • Athletic conferences
    • Principal (and other School Administrators)
    • Parents

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