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San Luis Sports Therapy/Movement for Life Athletic Trainers Celebrate NATM

San Luis Sports Therapy/Movement for Life athletic trainers collected used athletic shoes at the high schools the serve during National Athletic Training Month. The shoes were then donated to One World Running, an international program promoting an awareness of health, fitness and nutrition by providing running shoes to those in need in the United States and around the world. Thank you to athletic trainers Amy Silveira (Nipomo HS), Matt Quijano…

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Brad McReynolds Receives Athletic Trainer Of The Year

Community College Athletic Trainers Association – Brad McReynolds at Saddleback College won 2016 NATA College/University Athletic Trainers AT of Year award for Community Colleges.  This will be awarded in Baltimore at NATA.  California Community College AT’s will meet for lunch at FWATA in Kona on Wednesday July 13th for general meeting and Hall of Fame awards.     Courtesy of Alison Aubert with California Community College Athletic Trainers

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Hawaii High Schools receive NATA Safe Sports School Award

We are happy to announce that Kailua High School, King Kekaulike High School, and Sacred Hearts Academy have received the NATA Safe Sports School 1st Team Award. Kailua High School was the first school on Oahu this calendar year to receive the award and King Kekaulike is the first school in Maui to receive this award. Overall, the state of Hawaii has had five schools total be awarded the NATA…

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Scott Tucker Receives California Community College Athletic Trainer of the Year

Scott Tucker is currently in his 31st year as the Head Athletic Trainer for Cypress College (Cypress, CA). He came straight out of graduate school to assume this position from the infamous University of Utah, where he also taught Athletic Training Courses. Scott serves as the health care professional responsible for acute treatment, preventative medicine, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries for the 14 sports programs at Cypress College.  In addition…

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Templeton High School Sports Medicine Celebrates NATM

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness and National Athletic Training month my sports medicine students and I created a campaign called 50-a-day.  The 23 of us, our AD, and the Lindsey family each committed to displaying a fact about TBI on a green balloon and a fact about AT on a blue balloon.  We then carried these balloons with us all day.  Every day this week each of us had…

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Templeton High School AT’s Life Saving Action

Shelby LaMendola ATC, has worked for San Luis Sports Therapy as the outreach athletic trainer for Templeton High School since 2008. She has always taken the prevention/preparation domain very seriously, as well as educating athletes, coaches and parents about concussion recognition and management. On September 18, when Templeton High School Football star Isaac Lindsey removed himself from the field, one of the coaches recognized Isaac’s distress as a possible head…

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Cal State Fullerton Welcomes Assemblyperson Kim

                              As part of NATM 2016, California State University, Fullerton promoted the athletic training profession locally and abroad. Assemblyperson Young Kim visited campus to see athletic trainers in action and to discuss our support of Assembly Bill 2007, a bill that would require youth sport organizations to follow guidelines regarding concussion safety and education.  In addition,…

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HATA ATs Recognized at UH Baseball Game for NATM

On Sunday, March 20th, athletic trainers on Oahu supported the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Baseball team as they played the Chicago State Cougars. It was a beautiful day to spend with fellow colleagues and attend a baseball game. Hawaii athletic trainers were recognized during the game with a PSA announcement.       Courtesy of HATA PR Committee

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Long Beach State AT Program Raises Money during NATM

The Athletic Training Program at Long Beach State had the privilege to participate in the Walk-a-Thon that supported the Boys & Girl Clubs of Long Beach and the Healthy Lifestyle Programs.   The BGCLB have 14 Clubs located in the most vulnerable parts of Long Beach offering homework help, sports, character-building activities and other programs that serve more than 5,500 kids annually. Our small but mighty cohort raised over $500 of…

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