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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  • 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.

  • Where's The AED??

    Dr. Greenwald is a cardiologist and is on the CSMS committee, he has recently written an article entitled "WHERE'S the AED??" As the first paragraph of the article states, the message is directed primarily to Athletic Trainers and other first responders.  Please click here to view the article.

  • CATA at the New Britain Rock Cats game

    The CATA is hosting a fundraiser, in conjunction with the New Britain Rock Cats.  We are selling tickets for the Rock Cats' game on May 31, 2015.  Tickets are $10.00 (normally $12.00 on game day).  We are asking CATA members to sell tickets to family, friends, colleagues, coaches, faculty and staff at your school.  Proceeds are going to support the CATA Scholarship funds.

    Click here for the order form.  Checks can be made out to the CATA.  Money and order forms will be collected at the CATA Symposium on May 21, 2015.  Tickets will be issued at the will call gate on the day of the game.  If you are unable to make the CATA Symposium to turn in money and order forms, see contact information below. 

    In addition to selling tickets, we will be needing help on game day.  Please save the date and join the CATA at the Rock Cats' game on May 31, 2015.  It will also be Family Fun Day with Kids Run the Bases for fans 12 and under to run the bases like the pros after the game concludes.  It should be a fun day at the ballpark for the whole family!

    Thank you for your time and support. Don't hesitate to contact Christine Schneider at if you have any questions.


    We look forward to seeing you at the game!

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