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President's Message:

March 21, 2022

I hope all is well with each of you!  


We are nearing the final stages of planning for our annual meeting that will take place in Birmingham June 3-4, with optional workshops on June 5. We have a great lineup of speakers and content for ATs in all settings and experience levels, 2 great socials, and a pinnacle Hall of Fame Induction Celebration. We hope to see you there! 


We are still accepting applications for the nearly $15,000 in funds available to our members! 


Undergraduate and Graduate scholarships are open and available at until March 31st.


Our novel ALATA Opportunity Grants - $2000 available to members to purchase supplies or learning opportunities that their budget may not otherwise allow. See for more information. These grants close on April 1st for the 2022 award, but are open year-round and awarded on a rolling schedule based on awardee needs.  

Honors and Award nominations are also still open until March 31st. Please go to to nominate a deserving Athletic Trainer or peer sports medicine professional to be recognized for their efforts.


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


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

Your President,


2022 ALATA Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting:

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Save the dates for June 3-4, with optional workshops on June 5th for our upcoming ALATA CSMM held at the Bruno Center In Birmingham! We have a great lineup of speakers and topics and TWO great social networking opportunities! Registration will open in early April.


Follow us on our various social media platforms for up to date information.

Your Membership Matters!

ALATA Sponsors:

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 to stay up to date and receive all of the benefits of 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!

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 Southeast Athletic Trainers Association

Donjoy / Caliber Medical

The American Sports Medicine Institute

Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Centers

Henry Schein – Medical 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

ASPIRE Sports Institute


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


Interested in becoming a 2022 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

Want to Get Involved?

ALATA is GROWING into 2022! 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.

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