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The Illinois Athletic Trainers Associations has a number of committees and non-voting advisory positions. Each committee chair and advisor is responsible for reporting information to the IATA Board and submitting regular reports on committee action. Feel free to contact these individuals for further information or if you are interested in joining a committee.
ATs Care representatives have taken extra training in managing athletic trainers’ responses to traumatic or stressful events. Help is available to any athletic trainer who has experienced an event and seeks guidance.
Organizes the annual IATA golf outing to promote camaraderie among all Illinois athletic trainers. This includes securing hole sponsors and raffle prizes, as well as scheduling and registrations.
Responsible for preserving the history of the IATA.
Committee on Practice Advancement
To develop, enhance & support avenues of revenue for the profession of Athletic Training in the State of Illinois.
Responsible for developing and sharing information pertinent to Illinois Athletic Trainers with all members of the IATA.
Council for Early Career Athletic Trainers
The CECAT is comprised of AT students and ATs who are in their first five years of professional practice. The goal of the CECAT is to promote both athletic training students and early career athletic trainers in various ways.
Council on Leadership and Career Advancement
Responsible for promoting success and retention of young professionals (certified for 10 years or less), through educational programming, social events, and volunteer mobilization.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility among athletic trainers in Illinois
Coordinate development, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education events for the IATA.
Conducts ethical elections to fill positions on the Board of Directors as needed.
Tracks income and expenses for the IATA, also responsible for the budget.
Responsible for maintaining positive relationships with Illinois lawmakers and stakeholders in Illinois government. Also a source of information for anything regarding the Illinois Practice Act, licensure, NPI numbers, and other legislation.
Accepts applications and nominations for all honors and awards that are given annually at the IATA State Meeting in November.
Responsible for promoting athletic training and the IATA within the communities we serve, and working with the communications director to disseminate information promptly.
Accepts and reviews applications for the various scholarships that are given out annually, and presents scholarships at the IATA State Meeting in November.
Promotes athletic training in the secondary school setting, strives to improve the working environment of the secondary school athletic trainer, and maintains relationships with other stakeholders in the secondary school setting (IHSA, parents, coaches, etc.)
Responsible for scheduling the state meeting, securing speakers, vendors, and registrations by members.
A committee for veteran members to contribute their voices and experiences, to help guide the future of the IATA.
If you've seen a project or group that you're interested in, fill out this form for more information about volunteering with the IATA. We'd love to have you join us! By filling out this form, you are not committed to any role or project. We will reach out to you with more information about your area of interest, and you can decide if you'd like to join us. We're always looking for new voices to advance athletic training in Illinois, so we encourage you to reach out today!