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While you're taking advantage of all the great Black Friday deals that will be available later this week, consider supporting the NATA Foundation through AmazonSmile. When you go to the site, search "National Athletic Trainers Assn Research & Education Foundation," press "Select" and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the NATA Foundation.  READ MORE

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Football and the Brain
Steve Kroft examines the state of concussion safety and science in football,
especially in the NFL
Sports Medicine Symposium

Salisbury University will be hosting a
Sports Medicine Symposium on January 15-16

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The MAATA District 3 leadership would like to take this opportunity to welcome the following member volunteers who have agreed to take on leadership roles within our district and the NATA on various committees. Most of these volunteers will assume their positions beginning in June at the NATA Symposium in Baltimore.  They include the following:

Committee on Professional Ethics to replace Jatin Ambegaonkar.
Suzanne Konz (WV) and Zach Garrett (WV)(At Large Member)

Executive Committee for Education to replace Jolene Henning.
Debbie Bradney (VA) 

Professional Development Committee to replace James Scifers.
Anh-Dung “Yum” Nguyen (NC) 

Post Professional Education Committee to replace Joni Roh.
Bonnie Van Lunen (VA)

Professional Education Committee to replace Katie Flanagan.
Meredith Petschauer (NC)

Specialty Awards Committee to replace Katie Flanagan. 
Bob Casmus (NC)

Aggie Rundown: Women in Athletics Watch Video


 The FALL 2015 Newsletter is out!

Click HERE to read.

MAATA Scholarships

A.C. “Whitey” Gwynne Master’s Scholarship       Larry Sutton Post-professional Scholarship

Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award       Edward Block Undergraduate Scholarship

The deadline for these scholarship applications is March 1. Our goal is to have at least one student from every CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program in District III apply for the Block, Gunn, or Sutton scholarships. Additional details along with the application forms for each of these scholarships is located HERE.

Nomination Deadlines...February 10, 2016

  ...for the Bill Chisolm Professional Service Award along with our two EDAC scholarships, the John A. Mayes and David H. Perrin Scholarships. All information regarding the scholarships and service award can be found on the EDAC section of the NATA website.

MAATA Safe Sports School Award Grants

This winter MAATA will again offer funding to assist secondary schools with the cost of applying for the NATA Safe Sports School Award in the form of MAATA Safe Sports School Award Grants. The grant application period will open Monday, January 18. We encourage secondary school AT’s to review the NATA SSSA criteria this fall and be ready to apply when the grant period opens. Remember only schools ready to apply for the NATA SSSA should apply for a grant.


The Student Leadership Committee (SLC), formerly the National Athletic Trainers' Student Committee (NATSC), is happy to announce a call for candidates! Volunteers are needed for District Three! All applications are due to slc@nata.org by November 25. View more about the SLC and download the application HERE.

Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award

Deadline January 30, 2016

SSATC and Gatorade are excited to announce the second year of The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award.  This 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.  Each winner will receive a $1,000 grant toward the program featured in their submission; a Gatorade G Series Performance package – which includes everything from coolers and squeeze bottles to product and towels, a Sidelines Cart – that will help give teams’ sidelines a professional look – and an all-expense-paid trip to NATA Annual symposia in 2016 (flight, accommodations and conference registration).


  • Active certified athletic trainer and a current member of NATA
  • NPI #
  • State Licensure  # (If Applicable)
  • BOC certified
  • A full-time or part-time employee in the secondary schools
Click Here for nomination form and details.

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