Source: National Athletic Trainers' Association DALLAS, Texas, April 2, 2013 - Dallas-based National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) announces that it has named a new executive director. David Saddler, who has served as interim executive director after the recent retirement of long-time Executive Director Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE, assumes the role effective immediately. Saddler has been a senior executive on the staff of NATA for three years. Previously he served as associate executive director, programs and services, where he oversaw departments and activities internal to NATA. "I am honored to be selected by the NATA executive director search committee to serve this great association and profession. My time at NATA has been very rewarding," said Saddler. "My approach is not to think about replacing Eve Becker-Doyle, who in her time as the CEO meant so much to NATA and the profession. What I will do is to make sure we honor those contributions and plan to build upon those and seek to leverage opportunities and solve challenges." Saddler is an association management veteran with more than 20 years of experience. He has served in executive leadership positions for organizations serving the transportation and electronic security industries. He has managed all facets of associations, from finance to public affairs. "With Dave at the helm, NATA is extremely well-positioned for the future," says NATA president Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES. "We are delighted that he will continue to lead us forward with a collective commitment to engaging our membership and ensuring great leadership at many levels, from the NATA board and committees, to the district and state leadership, and lastly, from a very talented and motivated staff." Saddler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia. He is currently pursuing the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. Saddler resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife Claudia and teenage sons Brandon and Kyle. About NATAAthletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 35,000 members of the athletic training profession.
- by Emily Attwood
- April 2013
Source: GOLF 20/20
Game’s Direct Economic Impact in Florida Increased to $8.2 Billion in 2013
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) – Golf Florida Alliance – a collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the state’s golf industry – today celebrated “Florida Golf Day” at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.
Industry leaders met with members of the House of Representatives and Senate to discuss the industry’s economic impact, growth of youth development programs and enhanced focus on environmental sustainability.
Source: The Lifeguard Store
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Source: Visual Sports
Toronto, CANADA – Technology and football will collide at Super Bowl 50 in Silicon Valley, while tackling an important issue affecting communities throughout the USA. In events leading up to the big game, SwingTrackTM football simulators will play the dual role of exciting fans while helping to raise awareness around physical inactivity among youth.read more
On behalf of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the upcoming Super Bowl, we hope for a safe and exciting championship game.read more
Source: Synthetic Turf Council
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Recycled Rubber Council and Safe Fields Alliance released an educational video that has addressed the concerns parents and government agencies have voiced over the past 16 months. “The Truth about Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber”includes compelling interviews from parents, coaches, and scientists who have examined the available studies. The seven-minute video provides answers to the frequently asked questions parents and officials have regarding health and human safety considerations of crumb rubber infill in synthetic turf sports fields.read more
Source: Safe Fields Alliance
The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” Features Parent, Coach, and Scientific Perspectives on the Safety of Turf and Recycled Rubber
NEW YORK – February 2, 2016 – Today, the artificial turf and recycled rubber industries released a video entitled “The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” to educate decision-makers, coaches, parents, and the general public on the science related to the safety of artificial turf fields and recycled rubber.read more
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) — one of the longest-running women’s professional sports organizations in the world — selected Schneider Electric as its weather provider for 2016-2018. Schneider Electric will provide all 34 international LPGA tournaments with its top-rated, accurate weather forecasts and meteorological support, including the Symetra Tour — the LPGA’s official qualifying tour.read more
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