2016 Fall Athletic Training Recognition Week
NYSATA is holding its 4th annual “Athletic Training Recognition Week” from Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 23, 2016 to promote sports safety and comprehensive athletic health care at all levels of athletic participation!
**On social media, use #WhosYourAT2016 to further recognize your AT & sports safety efforts and to post pics of what your school community is doing to promote this year’s event!**
Encourage the use of the provided public service announcements (PSAs) at sporting events during AT Recognition Week: NYSATA AT Recognition Week Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Along with the PSAs, please share the following letter with your school administrators, athletic directors, and other school officials to help gain their support for our safety awareness efforts: Letter to School Administrators and Athletic Directors
Program Extended: Sports School Award funding program for NYS secondary schools in 2016-2017! After a successful funding campaign in 2015-2016, NYSATA has decided to continue an initiative to cover the application fee for up to five more NYS secondary schools who successfully submit a completed application for NATA’s Safe Sports School Award! This program will run until the funding has been used, on a first-come, first-serve basis directly through the NATA. Read about how the funding program helped to get well-deserved national recognition for NYS schools in 2015-2016: NYSATA Congratulates Newest Safe Sports School Award Honorees in NYS (4.26.16)
NYS Athletic Training Recognition Week was established as an annual fall event for NYS schools and organizations to bring attention to their efforts in providing sports safety and perpetuate public awareness about the important role a certified athletic trainer (AT) can play in comprehensive athletic health care and risk management. As part of acknowledging health and safety measures already in place, we would like to salute athletic trainers across NYS and thank them for continually providing quality health care to [student-] athletes. The expertise of ATs in the assessment, emergency management, rehabilitation and prevention of acute and chronic sport-related injuries, illnesses and conditions, including concussions, helps athletes stay healthy and active.