Welcome to District One of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. District One is the home of over
2000 certified athletic trainers who are committed to quality health care throughout New England.

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NATA-GAC Announces Impact Advocacy Award

The NATA Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) has announced the Impact Advocacy Award to “recognize outstanding service to Athletic Training through professional advocacy in state and local governments by Athletic Trainers beginning their careers.” The award will recognize ATs who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2017. Nominations must be made by the state GAC Chair (or equivalent). If you know of a worthy candidate, please contact your state GAC Chair regarding nominating the member. Click HERE for eligibility criteria and additional nomination information. If you have any questions, please contact District One GAC Chair Jamie Musler.

Call for District One Student Ambassador Applications

District One is accepting applications from students interested in serving as District One Student Ambassadors during the 2017-2018 academic year. The purpose of the Student Ambassador Program is to provide a means for students in ATPs in District One to provide input to the Executive Council via the Student Leadership Committee representative, and to communicate information from the District back to their respective programs. The Student Ambassador Program will give students an opportunity to take on small but important leadership roles within the district, and provides opportunities for professional development and networking. Click here for the application.

Bay State Summer Games Medical Volunteers Needed 

The Bay State Summer Games will be held from July 7th through July 29th. Competitions are held at multiple venues in eastern and central Massachusetts.

Over 6,000 athletes from more than 300 Massachusetts cities and towns will compete in 27 different sports. Athletic Trainers and AT students interested in volunteering can register HERE

District One Election:
Notice to Membership 

District One will hold an election from October 1-15, 2017, for the following District offices: District Director, District Secretary, and District Treasurer. The current District Director and District Treasurer will complete their respective terms in June 2018; they are not eligible for re-election. The District Secreatry's term ends in June 2018, and the Secretary is eligible for re-election. 


A formal call for nominations will be issued by the District One Director during the District One Business Meeting at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston, on June 27, 2017 (6:15-7:15 pm CST; location TBA). Nominations will be accepted until September 1, 2017. Additional information will be posted in the District One Director's Notes and on the District One web site. Please contact John Ryan, EdD, ATC, District One Nominations and Elections Chair, for more information: 


Attention Secondary School ATs

District One is accepting applications from ATs in any state in the District for District One Safe Sports School Award Grants. The extended deadline for grants that were earmarked for each of the six states in the District closed on March 15. Funds remain for three more grants, which will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to ATs from any state. Click here for the grant application. Contact D1 Secondary School AT Committee Chair Denise Alosa with questions.

Congrats to District One NATA Award Winners


We are excited to congratulate Laura DeCoster, ATC  of the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute, and Tom McCarthy, MS, LAT, ATC of Central Connecticut State University on their 2017 NATA Athletic Trainer Service Awards. The ATSA recognizes contributions to the profession at the state and local level. 

EATA Student Grassroots Contest

Students have the opportunity to create a video that educates their peers about the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Political Action Committee (NATAPAC). 

The contest is open to any student or student club/association in an undergraduate or entry-level master's of athletic training program within the EATA. The deadline for submissions is March 10, 2017. Click here for complete information.


In Memoriam

District One is saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Canney, former Head AT for the Boston Bruins from 1962-1985.

Click here for his obituary and complete information on services.

Congratulations to Colchester H.S. 

Colchester High School (Colchester, VT) is a 1st Team Safe Sports School Award winner! Congratulations to Colchester's John Burke, ATC, on the SSSA, and on receiving a District One SSSA Grant to support his application. Colchester H.S. is the sixth school in Vermont to receive the award.

Congratulations to: Lexie Watkins, ATC at Whitman Hanson Regional H.S. (MA) 1st Team award. Lexie received a District One SSSA Grant.

Emma Buckley, ATC at Rice Memorial H.S. (VT)

1st Team award. Emma received a District One SSSA Grant

Arthur Cheeks, ATC at Groton School (MA)
1st Team award

Jessie Hobgood, ATC at Sanford H.S. (ME)
1st Team award

Congratulations to Kearsarge Regional H.S. (North Sutton, NH)  & Molly Quigley, ATC on their 1st Team Safe Sports School Award! Quigley received a District One Safe Sports School Award Grant to fund the application.

Barrington High School Repeats as 1st Team Safe Sports School 

Congratulations to Barrington High School (R.I.) Athletic Trainer Whitney Howe, ATC and Athletic Director George Finn, ATC on their second Safe Sports School Award. Barrington was the first school in Rhode Island to receive the award three years ago, and was recognized again this week. Great job!

Another SSSA!

Congratulations to Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School (Bristol, VT) and Megan Quiet, ATC on their 1st Team Safe Sports School Award. Quiet received a District One SSSA grant to fund the application for the award.

District One SSSA Grant Recipient
is a 1st Team School!

Congratulations to  Plymouth Regional High School (NH) and John Brule, ATC on their Safe Sports School Award. Brule received a District One grant to fund the application for the award.

Congratulations go out to four District One schools who have received 1st Team Safe Sports School Awards!

Wilton H.S. (Wilton, CT)
Orono High School (Orono, ME)
Dexter Deering H.S. (Portland, ME)

Dexter Regional H.S. (Dexter, ME

3 More Safe Sports Schools in District One!

District One is proud to congratulate our latest Safe Sports School Award recipients:

 Lawrence Academy (Groton, MA)
1st Team award
Frank Mastrangelo, ATC

St. Andrews School (Barrington, RI)
1st Team award - Valerie Webber, ATC

Mt. Hope High School (Bristol, RI)
2nd Team award
Kristina Keddie, ATC

Congratulations to The Taft School (Watertown, CT) on their 1st Team Safe School Sports Award! Kudos to ATs Sergio Guerrara, Rachel Cohen, & Maggie Duer-Wilson.


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