NATA District Director Election

Elections for NATA District 5 Director will be open Monday, October 18 through Tuesday, November 9. The election committee has contacted eligible members and none have expressed a desire to run for this position. With this, the current Director, Rob Marshall will run unopposed for election to his 2nd term. Please see Director Marshall’s Statement … Read more

Proposed By-Law Amendment

Membership Notification Topic:  By-Law Amendment Objective:  Inform Membership of proposed By-Law Amendment Background:  Please see the following proposed amendment for the MAATA bylaws to be considered the MAATA membership.  The following has been presented to the Board of Directors by the Governance Committee for consideration by the MAATA Membership.  In accordance with the MAATA By-Laws, … Read more

The 2021 MAATA Research Grant Recipients Announced

The 2021 MAATA Research Grant recipients are: Kazuma Akehi [University of Nebraska at Kearney].  “Utility of rate of torque development characteristics from a novel strength testing device to differentiate between starters and non-starters in Division II women’s soccer.” Shannon David, [North Dakota State University].  “Professional Athletic Training Student Perceptions and Knowledge of Cannabis.” Phillip Vardiman … Read more

VMAATA 2021 Free Communications – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Call for proposals for Free Communications is now open. This is a call for free communications presentations for Certified Athletic Trainers who would like to present a poster presentation at VMAATA 2021. The submission deadline is 5:00pm Central Time on January 29, 2021. If accepted, presenters must register as an attendee for VMAATA 2021. … Read more

2021 Annual Meeting and Symposium

To:  Members of the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association From:    Rusty McKune, ATC MAATA President Regarding:  2021 Annual Meeting and Symposium I hope that this finds each of you doing well, staying safe and managing the everchanging day-to-day that we have all come to know.  2020 has been a year of unprecedented personal and professional … Read more


The Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (District 5)  has elected Rob Marshall, ATC to serve as the next District Director.  Rob is Athletic Training Program Manager at Columbus Community Hospital, serving as the athletic trainer for several local high schools.  Rob has strong enthusiasm for the position and the opportunity to serve the athletic trainers in … Read more

MAATA Election Results

The results of the elections are in: • Rob Marshall was elected to serve as our next District Director • Kitty Newsham was retained as Secretary Thank you to the candidates for the offices of District Director and MAATA Secretary. We need members to step forward to run for office. Not many ATs get in … Read more

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