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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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The ATLAS Project Update: Athletic Training Locations And Services

Chase Paulson, D8 Secondary Schools Committee Chair is on a mission.  First let’s take a moment to thank Ross Oshiro, it is because of his hard work and dedication that Hawaii is the 8th state to have the ATLAS Map completed!  All of Hawaii’s black dots have been removed and/or changed to their appropriate color. Way to go Ross and Hawaii!  For the rest of our district, we have some work to…

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Brea Olinda High School Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award

Brea Olinda High School Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award Program recognizes high schools that help to keep young athletes safe BREA, Calif. – Brea Olinda High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its athletic training program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of…

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SDSU ATEP at Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation Foundation’s High School Sports Medicine Seminar

On January 4th, 2017 San Diego State University’s Athletic Training Education Program students Megan Lawler, Miguel Beltran, and Brean Noble are shown instructing high school students about the importance of immobilization using a Vacuum splint at the Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation’s High School Sports Medicine Seminar. SWSWF’s main goals with these seminars is to advocate for the importance of the Athletic Training profession and the entire sports medicine field. The…

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Jayne Ann Willett PhD, ATC 1954-2016

Jayne Ann Willett PhD, ATC, 62, passed away from a sudden illness on December 13, 2016 at her winter home in La Ventana, Baja, Mexico. Jayne was born July 4, 1954 in Sacramento, California, daughter of Paul Willett and Patricia King Kenyon. She is survived by her beloved husband of 19 years, Keith Casey, her father, Paul Willett (Carol), brother Steve Willett (Brenda), nieces Allison and Meredith, nephew Eric, grandniece…

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Tony Ontiveros Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the fall quarter award 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 Tony Ontiveros, MA, ATC.  Tony is currently the Assistant Athletics Director/Sports Medicine at…

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Stanford Sports Medicine Assists with Disaster Relief

It is always hard to really put into perspective the reality of natural disasters, especially when they occur across the country. After reading about the flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina and seeing the opportunity to help people in that area Stanford Sports Medicine sprang into action.  “We read about it, see it on the news, but we aren’t able to grasp how difficult it can be for individuals…

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The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award

Nominate an outstanding AT today! The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer 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. Visit www.nata.org/Gatorade-Secondary- School-AT-Award  to nominate a secondary school athletic trainer in your district. The winner will receive a $1,000 grant toward the program featured in their submission,…

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