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City of Modesto Recognizes NATM

At the council meeting, the City of Modesto recognized local athletic trainers and Proclaimed that March is National Athletic Training Month. Mayor Ted Brandvold read the proclamation and presented to Chris Ludwig. There was several AT and future ATs present at the meeting.       Courtesy of FWATA Public Relations Committee  

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FWATA Student Leadership Promotes NATM2017

During the month of March, the Far West Student Leadership Committee sold NATM Stickers!  We were able to sell just over 387 stickers to Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students throughout California, Nevada, Hawaii, Virginia, Texas, and Georgia.  The profit was used to help fund our student leadership breakfast at FWATA in April! Thank You to everyone who supported us and we look forward to doing something similar next year…

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Marin Academy receives NATA Safe Sports School Award

Aaron Gill, ATC received the Safe Sports School Award at Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA. “Marin Academy is honored to receive this 1st team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest…

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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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CATA Annual Meeting and Hit The Hill

In late February the California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) hosted its 7th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Each year this event has grown in both offerings and attendance. Over 280 CATA members were in attendance this year, and each had an opportunity to take part in a Clinical Workshop on Advance Manual Therapy Techniques, and professional presentations from both young professionals like Chase Paulson, Heather Harvey, and Gina Biviano, as…

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