District Director Update – October 2018

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act – Don’t Underestimate the Importance Unless you are living under a rock (or working 16 hour days and don’t see the news!), the President signed into law the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act on October 5th, 2018.  This law was driven by the NATA and joined by several other sports … Read more

MAATA Call for Applicant – Student Executive Director

District 5 is sending a call for individuals interested in serving on the Student Leadership Committee for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The elected position will be for District V’s student Executive Director as well as representing District V on the NATA SLC. Even if you feel like you don’t have the experience, if you’re … Read more

District Director Update – Fall 2018

District Director Update – Fall 2018 Happy Fall!  The start of another year of sport brings excitement in the air.  There is excitement with the kick-off of several key initiatives from the NATA as we head into this new season as well! Gather – Your new communications hub for everything Athletic Training Last month, the … Read more

IMPORTANT-Proposed Changes to MAATA By-Laws

  MAATA members, The MAATA Board of Directors (BOD) has been closely evaluating how and when the elected members take office. The BOD voted to change the Policies and Procedures so that all officer elections take place in late fall, instead of running some elections in the spring and others in the fall.  This gives newly … Read more

MAATA Scholarship Application

MAATA Scholarships PROFESSIONAL (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE) AND POST-PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS GENERAL INFORMATION The Professional (Undergraduate and Graduate) and Post-Professional Scholarship Award programs were created by the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association to support the student membership of the District. Scholarships are in the amount of $1,000.00 and are provided for one year only. Past recipients will … Read more

District Director’s Update-Fall 2017

Congratulations to the following volunteers who will be representing District 5 on NATA Committees A special thank you and congratulations are in order for the following individuals who have been named to represent the MAATA membership on the following NATA committees: Mary Meier (Iowa) – Executive Committee for Education (ECE) Greg Williams (Missouri) – Education … Read more

ATs Care Peer-to-Peer Support Program

The ATs Care program is designed to offer crisis management training opportunities for athletic trainers dealing with the aftermath of a critical incident. The mission of the ATs Care Committee is to aid ATs and AT students who have been through a critical incident by utilizing a peer-to peer-system to assist, monitor and encourage these … Read more

2018 Young Professionals’ Distinction Award

The D5 Young Professionals are now taking nominations for our YP Distinction Award. This award is a unique and prestigious award for the District 5 Young Professionals. The Young Professionals’ Committee (YPC) wishes to recognize a young professional athletic trainer who has made a definitive impact on the athletic training profession and association at the … Read more