Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association

The Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA) strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions. The CATA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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    As usual, I would like to thank all of the ATs for their continued tireless & committed professionalism.  Our ATs represent the Athletic Training profession at a very high level.

    At this time, a special acknowledgement is necessary for a group of Healthcare Professionals at Staples Soccer in Westport, CT.  Gaetana "G" Deiso (Head Athletic Trainer), Corey Lomonico (Assistant Athletic Trainer), Tiffany Kinahan (a SCSU intern in athletic training), Kerry Liles (Nurse/Parent on sideline), Nicole Donovan (Westport EMT/Parent on sideline) and many others worked together to save the life of a young man whom collapsed suddenly during an athletic event.  The collaborative effort amongst these healthcare professionals was paramount! Please see the link for more details.  Great job and continued success to all!

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    Thank you, James

  • Your School Could Win $50,000 to Fund An Athletic Trainer!

    Is your high school in need of an athletic trainer? The NFL Foundation, the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Gatorade are teaming up to keep athletes at all levels safe by awarding 15 schools $50,000 in funding towards the development or expansion of an athletic training program.  Tell us why your school needs an athletic trainer and you could win! Click here to visit the webiste and see official rules for entry details.

  • Appropriate Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete - NATA Update

    Click Here to view the August 5th, 2015 NATA Update of titled Appropriate Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete

  • Gatorade Secondary School AT Award

    Approaching quickly is the nomination/application deadline for the 2016 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award.  If you have someone in mind please use this link.




  • 2015 Summer Special Recognitions

    We wanted to point out some recognitions that have occured over the last few months.


    2015's Safe Sports School Award Winners for Connecticut

    • East Haven High School - Marc Aceto & Anthony Verderame
    • Westbrook High School - Paula Fitzgerald & Jodi Ouellette
    • Marianapolis Preparatory School - Eric Gustausar & Richard Drew

    Please click here for the complete winner list on the NATA website.

    Professional Recognition and In-Depth Look by the BOC

    • Congratulations Ed Kravitz
    • On June 26, the BOC presented a special article, looking at Ed and his professional AT life

    New England Basketball Hall of Fame Induction


    • Congratulations Rosemary Ragle of the University of Connecticut
    • On July 30, the University of Connecticut released a statement regarding Rosemary's induction

    Please congratulate if you happen to see them around the state.

    Please see links for additional information.

  • 2015 CATA Symposium Success

    To ALL of those whom attended, presented and sponsored this year's CATA Symposium, THANK YOU! 

    Congratulations to this year's Award winners:

    Donald Bagnall SSATOY - Diane Murphy-Kivell - New Canaan High School

    ATOY - Ernie Hallbach - Quinnipiac University

    HOF - Gary Morin - Southern Connecticut State University

    Congratulations again to the Scholarship winners.

    The symposium was very successful and we are already looking forward to next year.  We are planning on EBP CEUs for next year so stay tuned.  If you are interested in viewing the presentations they are now posted here.

    Thank you again and we look forward to an increased attendance.  Have a great summer!

  • Official Statement Regarding Professional Degree Change

    The AT Strategic Alliance (BOC, CAATE, NATA and NATA Foundation) released their official statement regarding the Professional Degree change today.  Click here for the official release on the BOC website.

Click here to view all announcements!

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