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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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AT Chase Paulson Raises Awareness for NATM

On Sunday, March 20, Chase Paulson, MS, ATC, athletic training student Sarah Jimenez (University of La Verne), and Diamond Bar High School’s ROP Sports Medicine class volunteered for the City of Diamond Bar’s first annual “5k/1k Run Walk 4 Kids” by running the first-aid station. The goal of the event was to fundraise for the city’s youth sports facilities. Partnering with this goal, Chase and his group volunteered in hopes…

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Jamie DeRollo Recipient of the Educational Support Person Award

Jamie DeRollo, CATA Secretary and FWATA C&U Committee Chair, was the January recipient of the Educational Support Person Award for San Joaquin Delta College. Jamie is an Athletic Trainer for Delta’s Athletic teams. Her diligent work ethic and expertise making assessments on our athletes insures they are safe and able to perform at a high level. In addition to her usual duties, she tends to emotional and psychological needs of…

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Kalaheo High School Hosts First Career Day

On Monday, March 14th, Kalaheo High School hosted their first career day. Any high school student interested in athletic training could sign up for the presentation. There were 4 different sessions and 100 kids showed up. The lectures included daily duties, education, clinical hours, settings, and certification requirements.     Courtesy of HATA PR Committee

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