Ancil Lea

The Arkansas Athletic Trainers’ Association was founded in 1987 in a small meeting room at what is now the Wyndam Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, Arkansas. In the 1980s more and more athletic trainers were being hired around the country. Many state associations were being formed for the purpose of promoting the profession of athletic training, organizing state members, and achieving state licensure. Currently the Arkansas Athletic Trainers’ Association consists of 399 members that work together to maintain a high level of professional standards and advocate for the active population of Arkansas.