Welcome to the Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association (TSATA). The TSATA was created to own, operate, and maintain an association exclusive to the promotion, enhancement, and advancement of the athletic training profession and of the association’s members. The TSATA is “by Texas athletic trainers, about Texas athletic trainers, and for Texas athletic trainers” and strives to serve as the voice of athletic trainers in Texas.

DFW Coaches Clinic Concussion Session

On Saturday, January 28, the DFW Coaches Clinic (Westin DFW Airport) will offer a FREE lecture and panel discussion for Athletic Trainers. The focus will center on concussions and will be led by Scott Burkhart (PhD), Troy Smurawa (MD), and Jeff Baggett (ATC). These gentlemen are experts from the Andrews Institute. The lecture will be from 10:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion to immediately follow. This is an opportunity for Athletic Trainers to earn 2 CEU’s for licensed athletic trainers in the State of Texas. To RSVP, please immediately e-mail your name and school to kris.cumnock@ppi-staubach.com“.

East Texas Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting

The East Texas Athletic Trainers Association will be having their annual Student Trainer Workshop and Regional Professional Meeting @ The University of Texas @ Tyler on Saturday, January 21st.
For more information, contact Mike Waters at mwaters63@yahoo.com

iLead Student Leadership Program

Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association

Requirements for Application to NATA iLead Student Leadership Program


TSATA is now accepting applications for the NATA iLead Student Leadership Program, to be held in Grapevine, Texas on Feb. 17-18. 2017. TSATA will sponsor* two college athletic training students from Texas to attend this program.


Applicants must:


  1. Be currently participating as an undergraduate athletic training student at a post-secondary educational institution in the state of Texas.
  2. Must be Student member of the TSATA.
  3. Demonstrate performance, with distinction, as a student in an athletic training program for at least three semesters.
  4. Have distinguished himself/herself academically with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
    1. Please submit an official or unofficial college transcript to include grades for the semester immediately preceding this application.
  5. Submit the TSATA Application for iLead Student Leadership Program Sponsorship form
  6. Submit a cover letter to include the following:
    1. Your reason for applying as well as what you hope to gain from this experience
    2. Your current contact information to include: current address, e-mail address, phone number
  1. finalists will be interviewed by phone
  1. Submit a resume including
    1. List of community services and approximate hours served.
    2. List of all campus and outside memberships and activities – please specify any leadership roles you may have been assigned.
  2. Submit letters of recommendation from the following:
    1. One personal or non-athletic training source (e.g. faculty member, employer, advisor, etc.)
    2. One from a supervising LAT/ATC


Deadline for application is December 20, 2016.


Please mail, fax, or e-mail (as a PDF) all required documents in one packet to:

ATTN: Josh Woolbright

TSATA Secretary-Treasurer

Lubbock Sports Medicine

4110 21st Place

Stop D3700

Lubbock, TX 79410

Fax # 806.792.225


*Terms and Conditions: The sponsorship includes, the TSATA:

  1. Paying for or reimbursing the registration fee to iLead
  2. Paying for or reimbursing the cost of one-night’s hotel stay at the host hotel or a nearby alternative.
    1. If the students are of the same sex, they will be expected to share a room with one another.
    2. Students will be responsible for all incidentals.
  3. Reimbursing the student for up to $300 in expenses for travel and meals directly related to the conference.
    1. Students will be required to submit receipts of expenses to the TSATA Secretary-Treasurer following the workshop in order to receive the reimbursement.
    2. A check will be issued to the student within 4-6 weeks of the receipt of all receipts for expenses.
    3. Meal expenses are limited to $45 per day.
    4. Students will not be reimbursed for alcoholic drinks.
    5. Students choosing to drive to the workshop will be required to submit gas receipts that are directly related to the trip to and from the conference.
    6. If students choose another mode of transportation (e.g. bus, airplane, etc.), they are to submit receipts for the costs of that transportation directly related to the trip to and from the workshop.
  • Please note, depending on your food and travel expenses, you may be out of pocket for some costs. The expenses and reimbursement are limited to the amounts and guidelines listed above.
  • Students that are selected are expected to attend all sessions related to the iLead Program.
  • Students are expected to provide a brief report of their experience at the iLead Program to the TSATA Board of Directors at their July Board meeting or via an e-mail or letter.

Download iLead Application:  ilead

TSATA Mid-Winter Meeting

The TSATA Mid-Winter Board of Directors meeting will be:


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hilton Airport Hotel

Austin Texas


Start time is 8 am


For more information, contact Billy Ray Laxton at blaxton@sw.org