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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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Meet D8 – Garvin

The FWATA Public Relations Committee Social Media team is highlighting members of District 8 each month.  This month we highlight Hawaii Representative to FWATA Managing Board, Garvin Tsuji, MS, ATC What first made you choose athletic training? What inspired you to become an athletic trainer? Like a lot of other AT’s, I was injured as a high school athlete and had nobody to turn to for advice.  The day I…

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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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March is National Athletic Training Month

Your Protection is Our Priority National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers. In addition to providing logos, posters, press releases, sample media alerts and PR toolkits, NATA also sponsors contests for its members. The 2017 slogan is “Your protection is our priority.” View all National Athletic Training Month resources below. Contests NATM Social Media Contest Student Leadership…

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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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Far West Athletic Trainers Association