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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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Calling all D8 Athletic Training Programs

2016 Far West Student Leadership Committee (FWSLC) Blanket Drive Take part in the 2016 FWLSC Blanket Drive by collecting blankets and donating them to a local donation center! Each Athletic Training Program (ATP) in District 8 has the opportunity to participate in this great event. The ATP that donates the most blankets will receive National Athletic Training Month (NATM) stickers for everyone in their program. If your program would like…

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Paulson and Harvey Present at CIF-SS AD & Principle Summit

October 17, 2016 – In light of the CIF-Southern Section Commissioner’s letter last week urging member schools to hire a certified athletic trainer, I was given the opportunity with two colleagues to present at the CIF-SS annual AD & Principal Summit. Our topic was Current Trends in Athletic Training. We discussed the history of athletic training in our state and nation, the current status of educational changes, showed the video…

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Meet District 8 – Emily Cherpin

The FWATA Public Relations Committee Social Media team is highlighting members of District 8 each month.  This month we highlight Student Leadership Committee Chair; Emily Cherpin. District 8 Monthly Member Highlight: Emily Cherpin ATS Current Position: Athletic Training Student, University of La Verne Current FWATA Title: Student Leadership Committee Chair What first made you choose athletic training? What inspired you to become an athletic trainer? I have always had a…

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Support for Hurricane Matthews Victims

The ATs Care Program idea began in 2014 to aid athletic trainers in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident or death occurring to one or more of their athletes or colleagues by establishing a peer-to peer-system to assist, monitor, and encourage these individuals to seek initial support through state or regional athletic training care teams. Training is almost ready to launch in 2017 and we should have something in place…

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CA Governor Signs Assembly Bill 2007

California Assembly Bill (AB)2007 – Concussion Management in Youth Sports Act was signed by Governor Brown on September 23, 2016. Assemblymember McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced the Governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2007, which will require youth sports participants to undergo the same safety protocols as high school athletes in order to protect them from injury. “Sports are embedded in our culture and we must ensure that our youth athletes, coaches, and…

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Meet District 8 – Jason Bennett

The FWATA Public Relations Committee Social Media team is highlighting members of District 8 each month.  This month we highlight CATA President, Jason Bennett. District 8 Monthly Member Highlight: Jason Bennett, DA, ATC Current Position: AT Program Director, Chapman University Current FWATA Title: CATA President What first made you choose athletic training? What inspired you to become an athletic trainer? I was very interested in medicine when I transferred to Chico…

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