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President's Message:

January 31, 2023

I hope all is well with each of you!  


On January 21st we got our year kicked off with onboarding our new Executive Council members and committee chairs. I’m excited to see the growth and passion in the room. We have grown to 15 EC members and committee chairs! 


Later that evening, we had a phenomenal event unveiling our ALATA Hall of Fame Plaque and dinner at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. We had a great time sharing stories of old and inspirations of a better future from the over 1000 years of experience that came together for dinner and the unveiling. Thanks to the keystone works of our former EC At-Large member and current Hall of Fame Committee Chair Alyson Gramley, Ed Harris, and years of efforts from a number of other individuals our Hall of Fame and its members are right where they belong - housed in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. 


On Sunday the 21st we had our first full EC meeting. I’m very excited about the conversations, debates, and ideas that came about from our time together. 2023 will be a very special year for ALATA, our members, and our profession in the state!


Save the date for next year's Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting which will be held in Birmingham at the Trussville Civic Center on June 2-4, 2023! We will have approximately 15 CEUs available with the opportunity to opt-in to an additional day for more CEUs. In 2024 we will be returning to the beach! 


ALATA Awards and HoF nominations are now open! Please nominate a deserving peer for the recognition they deserve by following the following links:



  • Opportunity Grants and Scholarships are also open. Apply today at the following links:


With the  transition into the new year there are always opportunities to get involved. Be on the lookout for upcoming committee chair and general committee position vacancies. If any of these peak your interest, reach out to me directly at


Do not forget to follow ALATA on our various social media accounts for regular updates! There will be many as we prepare for changes and improvements in the near future.


As always, please let us know how your association can better serve you!


2023 Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting Save the Date:

We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 CSMM! We will have the meeting at the Trussville Civic Center June 2-4! Our CSMM Planning Committee has been hard at work to create a strong lineup of speakers and educational opportunities to promote and progress Athletic Training for our attendees. We will offer approximately 15 CEUs with the opportunity to opt-in to an additional day for more. More information will be released in the coming weeks so please follow us on our various social media platforms for updates!

Secondary School Master Contact List:

Thank you to all who have updated the Secondary School Master Contact List! If you have not already done so, have moved locations, or know of someone who has moved locations please complete the following link to update your contact information. ALATA Secondary School Master Contact List. The information will be housed by ALATA. If you need an ATs contact info, reach out to us and we will promptly connect you as soon as possible. Please share it with your peers!

Your Membership Matters!

Renewal of your NATA membership acts as a one-stop shop and pays your dues for all three levels: NATA, regional district, and state. Many of our initiatives are funded by membership dollars at the NATA, SEATA, and ALATA Levels. These range from the thousands of dollars for our monumental AT Law Update in 2021, to keeping registration costs minimal for our annual CSMM, and offering scholarships, awards, and other opportunities to our members. While NATA membership is encouraged we do understand that NATA membership is not always feasible. If this is your case, reach out to me directly at for an ALATA-only membership for $32 to stay up to date and receive all of the benefits of state membership. ALATA receives a higher benefit from NATA membership than ALATA-only membership. Not sure what all of those benefits are? Contact me directly for more information!


Renewing your membership with NATA is an investment for yourself and the future of your profession! Contact us with any questions on the benefits of membership at the NATA, SEATA, or ALATA levels!

Want to Get Involved?

ALATA is GROWING in 2023! With this growth we have multiple ways for members to get involved and serve. While our committees are currently mostly full, if you are interested in serving ALATA in any capacity, please reply to this email, or contact President Kyle Southall at We will find a way for you to be involved and grow in the association.

ALATA 2022 Sponsors:

Our ALATA initiatives throughout the year would not be possible if not for the outstanding sponsors and business partners that we have. We would like to extend our greatest appreciation to the following donors and sponsors who have made the educational aspect of the 2022 CSMM and initiatives beyond possible:


The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers

The National Athletic Trainers Association

The Southeast Athletic Trainers Association

Donjoy / Caliber Medical

The American Sports Medicine Institute

Gatorade Performance Partners

Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Centers

Henry Schein – Medical Sports Medicine



Catapult Sports

Medco Sports Medicine

Southlake Orthopedics – Sports Medicine and Spine Center

The University of West Alabama Athletic Training Program

Jacksonville State University Athletic Training Program


ATI Physical Therapy

XO Armor Technologies

Encore Sports Medicine

ASPIRE Sports Institute

TherapySouth At Work

Mueller Sports Medicine



Interested in becoming a 2023 sponsor or donor to ALATA and one of its many initiatives to support its members and stakeholders? We have many opportunities from the individual to corporate level and committee to CSMM scale. Please reply to this email or contact President Kyle Southall at

For more information regarding or to contact any of our sponsors please visit our website at

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