Nominations for Gatorade Secondary School Award

Dear Fellow Secondary School Athletic Trainer,

I hope all of you are having a successful and safe first part of your school year and you are getting ready for the holiday season and hopefully enjoying time with family and friends.

I am writing you all in hopes you are all aware of the great things Gatorade does for athletic training but for the secondary school athletic trainer. This is the second year for the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award in which 1 AT from each district is award a tremendous award which includes:

• $1,000 grant toward the program featured in the winner’s submission
• (1)Gatorade G Series Performance Package
• (1)Gatorade Sidelines Cart
• Full-paid trip to 2016 NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo (including flight, accommodations and registration)

Also don’t forget the tremendous amount of recognition they will receive.

District 5 is home to many great secondary school athletic trainers; year and year out our colleagues are receiving awards at the state, district and national level. This award is another way to recognize the secondary school AT. If you know someone who is worthy please take the time to nominate a deserving person.

Right now out of all the D5 SSATs there have been a few nominations. I want you to think about how many great ATs are around and that would be very deserving of this honor.

Nominations will be accepted until November 30th, 2015. I have included a link to the nomination process. Please take this opportunity to nominate a fellow colleague and let’s show every other district what great ATs we have!

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact me at

In good health,

Dan Newman, MS, AT
District 5 SSATC committee chair