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President's Message:

November 6, 2021 

This is the time of year where we are busy settling the works of this year and setting the stage for next. This year has been a great success on many fronts. We acknowledge the notion that today’s accomplishments are tomorrow’s expectations.


We are in the depths of “renewal season” for BOC certification, Alabama licensure, and NATA/SEATA/ALATA membership. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Don’t wait until the last minute!


Please remember to renew your NATA memberships for the upcoming year. Becoming a NATA member also automatically makes you a SEATA and ALATA member. These memberships are the leading source behind fulfilling the mission and vision of ALATA as we grow and support the profession into 2022.


Do not forget to follow ALATA on our various social media accounts for regular updates!

Your President,


2021 ALATA General Election:

The voting period is completed and the results from the third-party vetting are in! We are excited to announce our newest ALATA Executive Council Members who will begin their terms January 1, 2022.


Vice President – Kirby Kelley

Secretary – Allyn Abadie

At-Large 2 – Gina Gonzales

At-Large 3 – Alicia Chance


We look forward to onboarding these new EC members and having their input on helping ALATA grow into 2021 and beyond.


We would like to extend our most sincere appreciation to those EC members who are rolling off. We would not be to the level of success that we are today without their diligent efforts!

2022 BOC and Alabama Licensure Renewal:

Please be sure to complete your BOC requirements to maintain your BOC certification no later than 12/31/2021. Don’t wait until the last minute!


Also remember that your Alabama state license is due to be renewed by 11/30/2021 to avoid a late charge. Any applications after 11/30/2021 will be assessed a late fee.

2021 ALATA CSMM in Gulf Shores CEUs:

Everyone who attended the CSMM in person or virtually would have gotten an email with links to the recordings and surveys to complete to get their CEU Certificates. These emails go to the email that was used in the registration process. Some of these emails were lost in “junk” folders or quarantined by institutional firewalls. If you did not receive this email on June 8th or it’s follow-up on July 26th, please contact me directly at I will then forward you to the appropriate individuals to help get you your CEU certificates.

2022 ALATA CSMM Call for Abstracts:

This year we had such a great meeting that we garnered a lot of attention for speaking presentations at the 2022 CSMM in Birmingham. To ensure that ALATA provides the best educational opportunities for our membership, we have instituted an annual call for abstracts to attract world-class presentations that fit what our Alabama membership needs most. The call for abstracts will be open from November 1st until December 31st, 2021, with prospective speakers being notified mid-February of their status. We encourage membership to submit presentations and share the link with those they know in the industry. You can find more information at

ALATA 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 this year’s CSMM possible:


The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers

The Southeast Athletic Trainers Association

Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

The American Sports Medicine Institute

Henry Schein – Medical Sports Medicine


Encore Rehabilitation

DonJoy / Caliber Medical Solutions

Medco Sports Medicine / Performance Health



TherapySouth At Work

The Jacksonville State University Athletic Training Program

The University of West Alabama Athletic Training Program

Mueller Sports Medicine

Southlake Orthopedics – Sports Medicine and Spine Center



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


Interested in becoming a sponsor or donor to ALATA and one of its many initiatives to support its members and stakeholders? Please reply to this email or contact President Kyle Southall at

Want to Get Involved?

ALATA is GROWING! With this growth we have multiple ways for members to get involved and serve. While our committees are mostly full currently 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. There is typically a significant turnover in December/January for additional opportunities also.

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