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Virginia Athletic Trainers Association

VATA Mission Statement:

The VATA is committed to improving the quality of health care for Virginian’s through education, advocacy, and cooperative efforts with other health care professionals and organizations.  We actively promote the profession and represent the interests of its membership with integrity.

JMU Football AT Staff and ATSs

The VATA wants to acknowledge the JMU Football Athletic Training Staff and Students for all of the time and hard work they put into the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP season!


Back Row: Corinne Lyons (’17), Nicholas Cole (’18), Cal Hall (Assistant AT), Scott Cook (Associate AT), Tyler Roehl (’18), Joceline Reguerin (’18)

Front Row: Courtney Gallagher (Sport Dietitian), Samantha Howell (Grad. Assistant AT), Nicole Balducci (’18), Amy Napier (’17), Callie Vernon (’17)

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Welcome to the VATA

Welcome to the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association!

We welcome our members and the public to utilize the resources provided to encourage safe participation in sports and encourage health & wellness for our patients.  New information and media will be constantly added.  We encourage you to become advocates for safe participation - for more information visit the "Advocacy" page.


#VATA2017 Update!

Since the cancellation of the VATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium on Friday, January 6, 2017 the VATA Annual Meeting, Student Affairs, Honors and Awards Committees, and Executive Council have been working diligently to find a solution to the cancellation. The groups above have spent the last week and a half determining whether the 2017 VATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium should be canceled completely or postponed to February 10, 11, and 12.

The Annual Meeting Committee’s recommendation to the VATA Executive Council on January 15, 2017 was to cancel the 2017 VATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. This was due to the fact that the majority of scheduled presenters were unable to commit to the proposed postponed dates. Based on this recommendation the VATA Executive Council voted unanimously to cancel the 2017 VATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium.

Although the VATA will not hold an Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in 2017 it is committed to serving the membership by providing them with future CEU opportunities during 2017. The Annual Meeting Committee is beginning to work with the scheduled presenters to determine if they are willing to turn their scheduled presentations into a home study course(s). Once completed, these presentations will then be offered on the VATA website by later this Spring.

Refund Policy

Everyone that was registered for the 2017 VATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium will have their registration fees reimbursed however any credit card processing fees are not reimbursable by the VATA. Members do not have to request a refund in writing because all refunds will be automatically issued in the same form as the payment received. All reimbursements should be completed by February 1, 2017.

*1/21/17- All payments made by credit card have been reimbursed to the card used in the registration transaction. 

VATA Leadership Election

The leadership positions that were to be presented for a vote at the 2017 VATA Annual Business Meeting will now be held electronically utilizing the VATA website. Please participate in this voting opportunity when it becomes available. Membership involvement makes for a stronger association.


Student Affairs/Quiz Bowl

The student affairs committee will begin planning a student seminar that will be hosted at one of the universities. This will provide students with educational sessions along with the opportunity to host the 2017 VATA Quiz Bowl. The winning team will represent Virginia at the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Quiz Bowl.

*The Student Seminar & Quiz Bowl event will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Liberty University beginning at 9:00am.  Registration is open through February 17th! 

Honors and Awards

The VATA Honors and Awards Committee plans to honor all 2017 honorees at the 2018 VATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium.

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    The Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association (MAATA) has designated funds to assist NATA District III secondary schools with the cost involved in applying for (and renewing) a NATA Safe Sports School Award (SSSA) through a limited number of grants.


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