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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  • NATA Press Release

    The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) announces the introduction of the Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth (SAFE PLAY) Act on February 10, 2015.

  • A Thank You Going Out to NY!

    Thank you Tyler and Ben and the rest of the young players from their Youth Center for sending us an article about concussions.  We wish your teams the best in your sports program!

  • 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.

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Upcoming Events

Connecticut Hit the Hill Day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


CATA and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers game

Sunday, March 22, 2015


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