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




March 22 – March 25, 2018
Portland, OR
(Red Lion Jantzen Beach)

March 28 – March 31, 2019
Spokane, WA (Red Lion)


June 26-29, 2017
Houston, TX

June 26-29, 2018
New Orleans, LA

June 24-29, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

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.

NWATA Newsletters

Read the current NWATA Student Newsletter, The Skim


Honors and Awards

It’s time to nominate deserving individuals for
NWATA and NATA awards!


See below for descriptions of NWATA Awards available.  Deadline for NWATA nominations is December 1st.


Go to the NATA Awards page for descriptions and nomination process for National awards


Congratulations to the following Honors & Awards Recipients!



New Horizon’s Award:

Paul Smith (ID)


Service Awards

Greg Hill (OR)
Kasee Hildebrand (WA)


Director’s Award

Suzette Nynas (Cari Wood-Director)



NWATA Hall of Fame - 2016

Marty Matney


Hall of Fame:

       Tony Fitzpatrick


Honorary Membership:

Espalin Family (Danny, Michael, & Brian)












Please send your nominations to Greg Mitchell 


Hall of Fame/Honors and Awards Updates:

Following a review process of the awards given by the NWATA, after comparison to awards given by the NATA and several of the other districts, and after discussion with the executive council, the Honors and Awards committee in conjunction with the executive council, will now be presenting the following awards:

NWATA Outstanding Service Award: This award recognizes those athletic trainers whose outstanding contributions and dedicated service have furthered the advancement of the NWATA and the athletic training profession.

NWATA New Horizon Award: This award recognizes those athletic trainers who are relatively new to the profession and are making a significant contribution at the district level.  The intent is to recognize members who are new to the profession (having been ATCs fewer than 15 years) but are making a very positive impact on the profession while still fairly early in their athletic training careers.

NWATA District Director’s Award: This award recognizes those individuals and/or organizations who deserve recognition for their contributions to the field of athletic training, and who may not be eligible for other awards or may warrant additional recognition for their contribution to District X.  The District Director’s Award is a discretionary award and will be given as he or she feels is appropriate.

The members of District X have done or are doing amazing things and deserve the recognition of their peers. Please consider nominating a peer for the Outstanding Service Award, the New Horizon Award or the Hall of Fame.  

To submit a nomination, please fill out the appropriate form(s) and submit them by December 1st to the committee chair, Greg Mitchell greg.mitchell@boiseschools.org

NWATA Outstanding Athletic Training Service Award: Form

NWATA New Horizon Award: Form




Hall of Fame Forms and Information

The highest honor a member of the NWATA can receive is induction in to the NWATA Hall of Fame.  The NWATA Hall of Fame is reserved for those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and continued commitment to the NWATA and the profession of athletic training.  Individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame must exemplify the mission statement of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association by enhancing the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers, and advance the athletic training profession with such qualities as leadership, service, dedication, scholarly activities and professionalism.

To submit a nomination for the Hall of Fame, fill out the Hall of Fame nomination form.  Nomination forms, along with recommendation forms, are available at the links below.  Each nomination packet requires three letters of recommendation in addition to the nomination form. All materials must be submitted by December 1st to the committee chair, Greg Mitchell greg.mitchell@boiseschools.org


Hall of Fame Nomination Form Nomination form

Hall of Fame Recommendation Form Nomination form