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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With Deepest Sympathy

District One extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of third-year University of Vermont AT student Rebecca Ryan, who tragically lost her life in a rock-climbing accident. Please keep Rebecca's family, friends, and the UVM AT faculty and students in your thoughts and prayers.

Graduate AT Student Position Opening - EDAC

Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) has a position available for a graduate student member. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2017. Click here for details.

2017 EATA Awards Nominations– Deadline October 1

Nominations are now being accepted for the following EATA Awards: the Cramer Award, Henry Schein Award, and the David G. Moyer Award. Click here for more information or to nominate someone for an award.


Proposed District One
Dues Increase

The District One Executive Council approved an increase of five dollars for District One dues, for those in the Professional membership category only, to become effective with the 2019 dues cycle. The District One membership must vote on the proposed change. Electronic voting will take place from August 1 to 15, 2017 (in conjunction with voting on proposed changes to the District One bylaws). Click here for more information.

Proposed Changes to
District One Bylaws

Certified and Certified Retired members will be asked to vote on proposed changes to the District One bylaws. The vote will be an e-ballot from August 1 to 15, 2017. Click HERE for more information and to review the proposed changes to the bylaws.

FWATA Call for Proposals

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) is currently accepting proposals for the 2018 FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on April 26-29, 2018.  The 2017 meeting had record breaking attendance of over 1,000 attendees. The Proposal Submission Site is now open and proposals are being accepted until September 1st, 2017.  Information can be found at HERE.  Please send any proposals or inquires to Kris Boyle-Walker at klboylewalker@gmail.com.

AT Outcome Monitoring (ATOM) Study

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Call for Nominations

A call for nominations has been issued.for District One Director, District One Treasurer, and District One Secretary. The current District Director and District Treasurer will complete their respective terms in June 2018; they are not eligible for re-election. The District Secretary's term ends in June 2018, and the Secretary is eligible for re-election. Nominations should be sent to Tim Weston at tsweston@colby.edu. The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2017.  Click HERE for further details.

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 Secretary'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. 

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.


District One Grants for Safe Sports School Award applications

 Grants that cover the full cost of the application fee for Safe Sports School Awards are available to District One members from any state. As of July 1, 2017, there are 20 grants available. Click here for details.


Congratulations to Ryan Lucas, ATC at Portland H.S. (Maine) on being named a 1st Team NATA Safe Sports School Award winner. Lucas received a District One SSSA grant that supported the application for the award.

Congratulations to Danielle LaFlamme, ATC & Harwood Union Middle and High School (South Duxbury, VT) on your 1st Team NATA Safe Sports School Award!

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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