ATs Care Commission - At-Large Member

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Signup Deadline: 03-12-2023
Starts: 07-01-2024
Ends: 06-30-2029


The ATs Care Commission is seeking up to three (3) candidates to serve as an at-large member. The ATs Care Commission (ATsC) is comprised of one member from each district with up to an additional 3 at-large members from a variety of practice settings and preferably those with experience in group or individual crisis intervention. The purpose of the ATsC is to provide educational resources and organizational methods relative to Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) at the district and state level, designed to help assist athletic trainers following a critical incident such as a fatality or catastrophic injury of an athlete. Members of the ATsC commit to serving for an initial term of five years, with a total term limit opportunity of eight years.

If selected, the at-large member would begin shadowing immediately, with their term officially starting June 2024.


  • Certified or retired certified athletic trainer
  • Have an NPI number

Recommended Qualifications

  • Assisting Individuals in Crisis and/or Group Crisis Intervention training
  • Clinical background or subject matter expertise in one or more of the following
    • Cultural Competency, DEIA
    • Early Professional or Career Advancement Career Status (0-14 years certified) 
    • Professional Sports


  • Undergo the three-year training process to become an International Critical Incident Support Foundation Instructor (details at, including facilitating courses as needed to provide Peer Support Provider training.
  • Fulfill the charge of the committee under the direction of the chair.
  • Complete work assignments within time frames established by the committee chair.
  • Remain up-to-date on events and circumstances affecting the committee and those it serves.
  • Attend online meetings, conference calls, the NATA Joint Committee Meeting (January) and annual in-person meetings in conjunction with the convention.
  • Contribute to discussions at scheduled meetings, having read the agenda and all background support materials relevant to the meeting.
  • Openly debate issues without making personal attacks.
  • Promote what is best for the entire committee and for the profession, not the member's personal agenda.
  • Participate in the annual Volunteer Experience survey.
  • Represent the NATA and the ATsC in a positive and supportive manner at all times.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest between one's position as an NATA volunteer and one's personal and professional life. When necessary, 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 the volunteer's judgment and result in an outcome that might not reflect the best interests of the NATA and/or the ATsC.
  • Support in a positive manner all actions taken by the committee, even when the member is in a minority position on such actions.

By accepting this position, you commit to fulfilling these responsibilities to the best of your ability and resign your position if you find you are no longer able to.

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.):


Volunteers Needed:

3 (3 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary