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Teamwork is the name of the game for Venice High’s sports medicine students

During any athletic practice or game involving Venice High School, there is more than one Gondoliers team on the court or playing field. Venice is one of a handful of schools in L.A. Unified with its own Sports Medicine Team whose members oversee the safety and well-being of the Gondoliers’ athletes. Rather than enjoying the game with their friends in the bleachers, the student trainers watch from the sidelines for any sign of…

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Drug Free Sport Continuing Education Award (High School/Collegiate ATCs)

In support of National Athletic Trainers Month, Drug Free Sport (a national sports drug testing and education company and long-time sponsor of NATA) has a Continuing Education Award competition underway. This honor specifically acknowledges high school and collegiate certified athletic trainers who are on the front lines of preventing drug abuse and educating student-athletes on health and wellness.  Since 2013, we have awarded more than $23,000 to qualified ATCs. The…

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Volain’s View: Preventing pain with athletic trainers

It was only a few days into my high school career when I realized that the padded walls in the gymnasium were not only that; one section opened into a fluorescent-lighted room with a desk and a padded table, with muffled sounds of conversation, laughter and the unmistakable sound of tape being torn starting up shortly after the final school bell rang. I’d found the athletic trainer’s office. While I…

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EDAC: A Day of Service

The Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee is proud to introduce an opportunity to continue to give back to the community, while we promote the profession we all love so much, Athletic Training. In coordination with The Shade Tree Shelter, we will be visiting the shelter to offer help by: serving meals, helping at Noah’s Animal House, teaching a life skills class, helping out in the Children’s Activity Center, job development, working in…

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Robbie Bowers Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the winter quarter winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. Each quarter, the Excellence in Athletic Training Award celebrates District 8 athletic trainers or athletic training student members who display an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development or enhancing the quality of health care. This quarter’s winner is Robbie Bowers, ATC.  Robbie has been the head athletic trainer at Rancho Bernardo High…

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FWATA Honors and Awards

It is time to honor the FWATA members who have achieved the pinnacle recognition in athletic training. The FWATA Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor any member of FWATA can achieve.  It is to recognize dedicated members who have spent countless hours as an athletic trainer, mentoring students and athletes as well as volunteering their personal time to advance the Athletic Training profession. This year, we will be…

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March is National Athletic Training Month

Your Protection is Our Priority National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers. In addition to providing logos, posters, press releases, sample media alerts and PR toolkits, NATA also sponsors contests for its members. The 2017 slogan is “Your protection is our priority.” View all National Athletic Training Month resources below. Contests NATM Social Media Contest Student Leadership…

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AUHSD adopts the month of March as National Athletic Training Month

The Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) has set forth a resolution to adopt the month of March as National Athletic Training Month. The AUHSD Board of Trustees understands and promotes that the certified athletic trainers in the district are nationally certified and are dedicated to providing professional health care to all student athletes. AUHSD and the Board of Trustees has taken this resolution as an opportunity to inform parents,…

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Bill Ito USA Track and Field Sports Medicine Staff Member for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Bill currently serves as a full time athletic trainer at Mt. San Antonio College where he is the Head Athletic Trainer for Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, and Track and Field, and assists with the other athletic programs at Mt. SAC.  He is also the medical coordinator for the world famous Mt. SAC Relays, Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational, the Foot Locker Western Regional Championship, and the US…

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Julie Max CSU Fullerton Retirement Celebration

On February 11th, 2017 nearly 200 people were in attendance to celebrate the retirement of legendary athletic trainer Julie Max and her 37 years of service to CSU Fullerton.  Julie Max’s trailblazing accomplishments prove that Titans do indeed reach higher. Defying gender barriers, Julie is one of only a few female head athletic trainers at the Division I level. She served two presidential terms at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association…

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