TSATA

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.

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2017 High School Scholarship Application

The new TSATA High School Scholarship Application for 2017 is here.  Click on this link to download the application.

2017 High School Scholarship Application


2017 TSATA College Scholarship Application

At the bottom of this post you will find the TSATA College Scholarship Application.  Our plan this year is to award four (4) scholarships in the amount of $750 to well deserving college students.  The requirements for these scholarships are listed below and on the application itself.  I am sending this to everyone in hopes that we all know some well deserving college students in need of a scholarship.  Remember, if they don’t apply that they won’t receive it! So get the word out!
 
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·       Undergraduate Student or Non-Credentialed (LAT) Entry-Level Masters Student Attending a Texas  
      College/University
·       Must be an Athletic Training Student and/or Admitted into the Athletic Training Program
·       Sponsoring Athletic Trainer must be a TSATA Member by 4/30/17
·       3.0 Minimum Overall GPA (B- average) and 3.0 Minimum Curriculum GPA
o   Submit Unofficial Transcript
·       Three letters of recommendation
o   (1) Sponsor LAT       
o   (2) Professors, Administrators, Coaches, Advisors, Character Reference
·       Must be a Full Time Student in Good Standing with the College/University
·       Must be pursuing a career in Athletic Training
·       Completed application, transcript, and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by: 4/30/2017
·       Must be a Student Member of TSATA by 4/30/2017
Download scholarship application:  College Scholarship 2017

NATA GAC Legislative Grant Program

You could win FREE SWATA registration!!!

For every $10 in donations you make to the TSATA for the NATA’s GAC matching grant initiative, you will be entered for a drawing to win FREE SWATA registration.* (see details below).

The NATA’s Governmental Affairs Council (GAC) has initiated a legislative grant program that offers to match up to $4,000 of TSATA member donated or generated funds for governmental affairs. To be eligible, funds must be donated by TSATA members, or through events organized and supported by TSATA members. The purpose of the matching grant is to complement the investment of members in their legislative and regulatory efforts.  The SWATA Executive Board has graciously granted a FREE SWATA registration for SWATA 2017.

The TSATA maintains an active legislative agenda annually, keeping the services of Hillco Partners on retainer. Currently the TSATA has expenses nearing $22,000 for our legislative agenda and other services of Hillco Partners. Some of the recent and current issues we are working on include: (a) working with the TEA to recognize the Licensure of Athletic Trainers in Chapter 21 in TEA Code; (b) working with legislators in the upcoming legislative session; (d) hosting a “hit the hill” state lobbying and LAT recognition day; (e) continuing to work with the UIL to introduce legislation and guidelines on student-athlete safety measures.

YOU can help the TSATA support Texas LAT’s by donating to the governmental grant program via the PayPal link or by mailing a check or money order to:

TSATA
c/o Spanky Stephens
1676 Coushatte Rd
Bellville, TX 77418

When sending a check or money order, please specify that the funds are for the GAC matching grant. Please be sure to include your name and which region of the TSATA you are from for record keeping purposes.

*Additional details:
• For every $10 you make in donations, you will receive one entry for the drawing. A $10 donation gets you one entry for the drawing, $20 gets you two entries, $30 gets you three entries, etc.
Donations must be received by 5:00pm on Sunday, March 12, 2017.
• Donations are not refundable.
• Must be a current member of the TSATA to win.
• Membership dues do not substitute for or count as donations.
• Limited to the first 500 entries.
• One winner will be decided by a random drawing from all entries conducted by a third party.
• Members of the TSATA Board of Directors or SWATA Executive board are not eligible to win the free registration.