Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
March 15, 2013

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In This Issue:
    Call for Nominations for Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Positions     Register Now for 2013 ALATA Annual Meeting and Symposium May 17-19, 2013 at SanDestin Golf and Beach Resort
    March is National Athletic Training Month!     Upcoming ALATA, SEATA & NATA Deadlines & Dates
Call for Nominations for Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Positions

Please note that there will be two position vacancies on the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers effective 12/31/13.  One position is to be held by a Black athletic trainer, and the other by an athletic trainer who is also a licensed physical therapist.  Nominations are limited to Alabama-licensed athletic trainers who meet the preceding criteria, are citizens of the United States, and have acted as athletic trainers for three years within this state immediately preceding appointment.  Only athletic trainers currently licensed by the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers are able to nominate a qualified athletic trainer meeting the above requirements, and only licensed athletic trainers are able to vote.  ALATA is conducting this election on behalf of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers; therefore, please email your nominations to ALATA Secretary Paul Crawford at  If you are nominating someone, please provide their full name and their place of employment so that their eligibility and acceptance of the nomination can be verified.  Please provide your full name and Alabama license number as well.  Please email nominations by April 30, 2013.  Nominations will close on April 30, 2013 at midnight if at least one qualified person is nominated for each position.  ALATA reserves the right to reopen nominations only if one qualified person is not nominated for each position. Voting for this election will be held only during ALATA Town Hall Meeting May 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM in Sandestin, FL.  Eligible voters should make plans to attend.

Register Now for ALATA 2013 Annual Meeting and  Symposium

Please join the Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association for the Annual Meeting at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on May 16-19, 2013.  Room rates start at $129 per night.  Use special discount code ALATA.  Discount rate expires April 19, 2013. Unit rentals include complimentary tram service around the property.  Also included with unit, 2 bicycles 4 hours daily, 1 hour daily usage of canoe, kayak, or boogie board, and 1 hour tennis court time.  Spa and golf services are also available.  All of these amenities are based on availability.  Registration and tentative schedule of events links here.

March is National Athletic Training Month!

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Upcoming ALATA, SEATA & NATA Deadlines & Dates

Mar. 31, 2013 ALATA Awards Nominations deadline

Apr. 1, 2013 SEATA Student Senate Application deadline

Apr. 12, 2013 NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee Call for Abstracts deadline

Apr. 15, 2013 ALATA Scholarship Application deadline

Apr. 16, 2013 National Athletic Training Month PR Contest entry deadline

Apr. 19, 2013 ALATA Discount room rate expires Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Sandestin, FL

Apr. 30, 2013 NATA Foundation Athletic Training Student Challenge Donation Submission Form deadline

Apr. 30, 2013 Nominations for two positions Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers close at midnight.

May 16-19, 2013 Alabama Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting & Symposium, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Sandestin, FL