Well there you have it. I guess we can all move on with our lives…until next year National Athletic Training Month.
Said no one, ever.
NATM 2015 brought about some wonderful efforts throughout the country, but do we really want that kind of involvement to just come once a year?
This time of the year is busy with district meetings and the annual convention. Athletic Trainers and students gather to learn, advocate for the profession, network, and collaborate with other great minds to create bigger and better plans for the future of our profession. Athletic Training brings about countless opportunities to be involved in something bigger than us. So now that NATM is over it’s our turn to join something new or even for the first time. Whether you are a future Athletic Trainer, a Graduate student, a program director, have 20 years of experience, or wear one of those fancy green jackets, there is something out there for you. Get involved in your community, at the state level, in your district, or at convention. Volunteer your time or join a committee. Whatever you do, you won’t regret it. I know I won’t. The world of Athletic Training is small and functions more like a family so be an active part of it and not just for one month out of the year. Share your time and ideas with it. Interact with anyone and everyone! Who knows, it could lead to something great. Let’s keep the fire burning.
See you in St. Louis,
Rachael Kirkpatrick, LAT, ATC
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