NWATA Newsletter
About the NWATA

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment,
functional limitations, and disabilities.

NWATA.org was created by the Athletic Trainers in District 10 of the NATA to help disseminate information that is critical to the issues that affect the our membership and to help educate the public about a vital group of health professionals that is working in many different venues working with the active people of all ages.

Important Dates


December 1, 2014
NWATA Nominations Due




March 27-28, 2015
NWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Spokane, WA


February 27 - March 1, 2015

2015 Athletic Trainers Educators' Conference 

July 10-11, 2015
BOC Athletic Training Regulartory Conference
Omaha, NE

Keep In Touch

Keep communications up to date! Please remember if your contact information has changed to update it at www.nata.org, including your email address! We want to be able to keep you informed of NWATA news via eblast.



Russ Richardson EDD, ATC
2015 NATA Presidential Candidate

Vote for our very own Russ Richardson for
NATA President.  Voting begins September 1, 2014!


The Seattle Mariners are hosting Athletic Trainers for Athletes Night on Monday, September 8. You will have the opportunity to attend a pre-game program led by the Mariners Medical Staff which was recently named the #1 medical staff in Major League Baseball. The program will include such hot topics as overuse injuries and concussions in youth sports, in-season strength and conditioning programs, and prevention of throwing injuries for pitchers.   Click HERE for event flyer.


Upcoming Committee Openings!

We will need a new district rep to the COPE committe (Committee on Professional Ethics).

The COPE ensures enforcement of the NATA Code of Ethics and the Membership Standards, Eligibility Requirements, and Membership Sanctions and Procedures.  The duties include:

  1. Address ethics complaints.
  2. Ascertain that the Code of Ethics and the Membership Standards, Eligibility Requirements, and Membership Sanctions and Procedures are up-to-date and not in conflict with federal or state laws, rules and regulations, or NATA policy.

Please let Cari Wood know by Sept. 1st if you are interested!!