Secondary School Athletic Trainers' E-News
Jun. 19, 2015

Secondary School Value Model
The highly anticipated Secondary School Value Model is now available for your use. With this document, we hope the secondary school athletic trainer will be able to quantify and articulate their value to the secondary school community. This living document will assist you, the secondary school athletic trainer, not only define your value and worth, but, in conjunction with the Position Proposal Guide (PPG) and the Position Improvement Guide (PIG), can be used to maintain and improve your position. Be sure to attend the review this resource and attend the Peer-to-Peer: The Difference Between Value and Worth on Wednesday, June 24th at 8:45 AM in Room 240 of America's Center.More

Meet the Committee
The Secondary School Athletic Trainers Committee (SSATC) is a district based committee comprised of members from the secondary school setting. SSATC 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. Take a minute to meet the members who advocate for the secondary school athletic trainer. Now that you have faces with names, be sure to say hello if you see any of these members around St. Louis next week!More

Millennial Athletes
Kembra Mathis MEd, ATC, LAT
Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee
District 6 Representative

The secondary school setting is one place where every aspect of our skill set is put to the test daily and this is no exception. At any given moment, the secondary school AT must play many different roles in an athlete's life such as parent, counselor, coach, administrator, teacher, and advocate, and then one can turn the focus to therapy. The advantage in the secondary school is that often times we know these kids and their families so we can better tailor a home exercise program to meet their needs and abilities. We just have to include them in the process and make them a partner in it. When athletes better understand the goals of rehab, as well as what it will take to reach them, and are given a stake on the outcome, they are often more inclined to follow through. We already know that barriers to rehab are misunderstanding instructions, poor form, forgetfulness, and plain old ignorance of medical advice. Read more on how to combat these barriers.More

Must Attend Convention Events for the SSAT
Mark your calendars with these key events for the secondary school athletic trainer. Find out more information in the Convention Guide.


Decrease Inflammation and Enhance Immunity for the Athlete
Inflammation in athletes is common but how does it happen and what role can diet plan to reduce inflammation? Sharon Collison addresses these questions and many more in this podcast interview. Sharon Collison, who completed her B.S. degree in Food Science and her M.S. degree in Human Nutrition with a concentration in exercise physiology at the University of Delaware, is a registered dietitian in private practice and at the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware.More