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Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee District 9 Representative

Signup Deadline: 05-05-2023
Starts: 06-30-2023
Ends: 06-30-2027


The Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee (SSATC) is comprised of members from the secondary school setting and is dedicated to recognizing the unique concerns and responsibilities associated with the secondary school athletic training practice setting, and to developing and providing materials and information that may enhance the effectiveness and marketability of athletic trainers working in this setting. The District 9 representative will begin shadowing upon appointment; the official term will begin at the June 2023 convention and will end June 2024, with the option to renew through June 2027. 


  1. Increase the availability of athletic training services for all secondary school student-athletes.
  2. Empower SS ATs to quantify and articulate their value within the secondary school community.
  3. Increase public awareness of key issues affecting the safety of interscholastic and youth athletics.
  4. Encourage SSATs to evaluate their role in the advancement of athletic safety legislation.
  5. Provide resources and educational opportunities for secondary school athletic trainers.
  6. Promote and encourage the secondary school setting as a viable career destination.

Specific expectations include:

  • attend annual meetings throughout the term
  • participate on scheduled committee conference calls
  • attend an in-person committee meeting at the Joint Committee Meeting in January


  1. Candidates must be currently working full-time as an AT in the secondary school setting, or currently working full-time in a supervisory role to secondary school ATs
  2. Previous experience on state or district secondary school committees is preferred
  3. NATA member in good standing residing in District 9
  4. BOC certified
  5. National Provider Identification (NPI) Number

Expectations of all committee members:

  1. Communicate with the chair, including promptly informing the chair of any scheduling conflicts or contact information changes.
  2. Communicate with the member's district director about the committee’s progress.
  3. Contribute to discussions at scheduled meetings, having read the agenda and all background support materials relevant to the meeting. Display courteous conduct at all meetings.
  4. Openly debate issues with respect and rapport, without making personal attacks.
  5. Promote what is best for the entire committee and for the profession, not a personal agenda.
  6. Complete all assignments within time frames established by the committee chair.
  7. Serve as project or workgroup leader if assigned by the chair.
  8. Participate in the annual Volunteer Experience survey.
  9. Represent the NATA and the committee in a positive and supportive manner at all times.
  10. Support in a positive manner all actions taken by the committee, even when the member disagrees with such actions.
  11. Uphold the NATA Code of Ethics and Policies and Procedures as they pertain to the committee.

Conflict of Interest

Committee members avoid conflicts of interest between the position as an NATA volunteer and the member's personal and professional life. When necessary, members declare a conflict of interest and abstain from both the discussion and voting of any matter in which the member has a personal or business interest. (A conflict of interest is defined as any social, professional or economic relationship with individuals or the matter at hand that could affect one's judgment and result in an outcome that might not reflect the best interests of the NATA and/or the committee.)

Intellectual Property

Work and materials developed, created or written—as a committee, work group, or board member, or in any other volunteer capacity for NATA—shall be deemed work-for-hire under copyright, intellectual property, and other laws. NATA is granted sole and exclusive ownership of all such work. Committee members waive all claims and/or so-called “moral rights” to the work, and assign these rights to NATA.

NATA and its committees, councils and commissions are committed to represent, engage and foster the continued growth and development of the athletic training profession and athletic trainers as unique health care providers. To advance the mission and promote unparalleled delivery of athletic training services amid ever-growing global and diverse populations, NATA and its committees, councils and commissions embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and access as a leadership imperative for our association. All NATA members are welcomed and encouraged to serve on the association’s committees, councils, commissions, etc., as diverse backgrounds, experiences and knowledge help advance the profession and work of NATA

Qualifications (District, Setting, etc.):

Secondary School
Secondary School

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary