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