Secondary Schools Athletic Trainers Committee

Committee Mission & Members

The Secondary Schools Athletic Trainers Committee is dedicated to recognizing the concerns and responsibilities associated with the Secondary School setting and to developing programs and activities to enhance the effectiveness of secondary schools athletic trainers.

There needs to be Certified Athletic Trainers in every high school setting! Take a moment to watch how Tommy Mallon’s life was saved by a certified athletic trainer.

Video courtesy of Advocates for Injured Athletes (A4IA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting student athletes. Our mission is to promote sports safety and to provide essential support, education, and resources to help keep athletes safe.

The National SSATC publishes an e-newsletter, distributed on the third Wednesday of every month. If you are not receiving automatically, be sure to subscribe, or follow this link each month for current events and topics specific to this setting.

At the FWATA Annual Meeting, there will be a SSAT round-table discussion on Fri 4/17 from 10-11am. All SSATs, and those interested in the setting, are welcome to attend.

At the NATA Annual Meeting, Dan Newman & Stacey Ritter from the National SSATC will be hosting a Peer-to-Peer session on the new Value Model for the Secondary School Setting on Wednesday 6/24 from 8:45-9:45am.  The tool is designed to assist in identifying statistics, data, outcome measures and value to your athletic training program.

The Secondary Schools Session “Effective Communication & Ethical Behavior in the SS Setting” will be held on Thursday, 6/25 from 5:00-7:00pm.

Please check conference schedule for day, time & location.

We now have a LinkedIn page: “NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee”.  Join us on LinkedIn!

Check for updated resources & tools at


Chase Paulson

Committee Chair

Diamond Bar High School

Heather Harvey

California State Representative

AB Miller High School
909.357.5800 *10612

Ross Oshiro

Hawaii State Representative

The Queen’s Medical Center

James Porter

Nevada State Representative

Select Physical Therapy



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