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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  • ECSU Collects 102 Coats!

    ECSU Collects 102 Coats - Julie Alexander, Athletic Trainer and ECSU Women's Soccer Team

  • 2014-2015 CATA Winter Coat Drive

    CATA Winter Coat Drive of 2014-2015 has begun with coat drop off locations as seen below:


    Danbury Orthopedics (Nov. 20th - Dec 20th) -- 73 Sandpit Rd., Ste. 203, Danbury, CT.  Hours for drop off: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm.

    Select Physical Therapy (Dec 1st - Dec 20th) -- 29 North Main Street, West Hartford.  Hours for drop off: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm and Saturday 8:00am - 12:00 pm.

    The Taft School ( Dec 1st - Jan. 5th ) -- Odden Arena (lower level) -- Hours for drop off: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm with closures Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

    Therapeutic Bodyworks (Nov. 20th - Jan 31st ) -- 20 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 3, West Hartford.  Hours for drop off: Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm and Saturday 8:30am - 1:00pm.

  • Congratulations to Denegar and Morin on their NATA Awards!

    Congratulations to Craig Denegar, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA for receiving the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award and Gary Morin, PhD, ATC, LAT for receiving the Athletic Trainer Service award at the NATA 65th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo last week in Indianapolis, IN.


  • CATA Town Hall Webinar for Scope of Practice Update

    The CATA is working on proposing an update to the practice act to reflect the evolution of the profession.   We want to insure that ATs can practice in practice settings consistent with national trends.   As the CATA gears up to finalize changes to the current CT scope of practice, we wanted to ensure that our membership understands these changes.  This is a long process and we still have a long road ahead but we feel confident and would like to share a summary of these changes with you.

    The last town hall meeting will be held via webinar/webex the week of the CATA symposium - pre registration is REQUIRED and a link will be sent to you with directions on how to access the web ex. This is for CATA members ONLY. Click Here to Register:

    If you are interested in assisting the CATA with the scope report or other issues related to the scope of practice, please contact Eleni Diakogeorgiou, Co-Chair, CATA Governmental Affairs Committee or one of the Executive Council members (CATA Executive Council).

  • HB 5113 An Act Concerning Youth Athletics and Concussions Passed

    HB 5113 An Act Concerning Youth Athletics and Concussions passed by consent in the Senate early this morning. The CATA has received a great deal of recognition within the legislature for our efforts on the bill this session. Betty Gallo, Joe Grabarz and everyone else at Betty's firm have been instrumental in helping us get the changes in language we wanted, and in advocating on our behalf for the bill.

  • Thoughts and Prayers

    Roger K. Guyas – 1932-2014

    We in Connecticut have lost a longtime colleague this week and would like to send out our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends around Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut and the country.  Anyone who knew Roger knew of his gentle, warm, and happy spirit laced with a very witty humor.  This is a time for everyone to remember and celebrate his life.


    Please see link for his obituary and arrangements.



    James Doran

    CATA President

  • Concussion Bill Passes House - Moving Next to Senate

    April 24, 2014: Substitute HB 5113, "An Act Concerning Student-Athletes and Concussions" was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives in the CT General Assembly today.  The bill will move next to the Senate.  The bill would require education for athletes and parents, and for parents to receive and provide informed consent about the risk of concussions.  It will also require schools to report concussions to the State Dept. of Education.  An amendment was added to create a task force to study concussion-related issues in youth sports (non-school related).  CATA would be included in the task force.

    The bill does not place limits on contact in football practice or apply to referees and other officials.

    Click here to read the version of the bill (LCO #4151) that was passed

    Click here to read the amendment (LCO #4192) creating the task force.

    Check your e-mail for an action alert with information on how to contact your State Senator!

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2015 CATA Symposium

Thursday, May 21, 2015


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