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2019 AATA Midwinter Meeting!


The AATA Midwinter Meeting will be Sunday, December 8th, 2019. It will begin at 10am and will be located at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Room 1160. From I-630, take the Pine/Cedar Street exit and go west on 7th street to Jack Stephens Drive, turn north and enter the South lot. The meeting room is on the 1st floor. All members are welcome to attend. 

Critical Updates from AAA


Members, especially those in the Secondary School Setting, please take a few minutes to REVIEW THESE critical updates from the Arkansas Activities Association!

I hope everyone has a great start to the new school year!

BeAT the heat!!

Jonathan Elrod 

All-Stars Help Needed!



The Arkansas High School Coaches' Association/AAA All-Star Week will be held on the UCA campus June 19-22 (the week BEFORE NATA). We are in need of some ATs to volunteer!! We need a minimum of 9 certified ATs and would love to have some students help as well. We report on Wednesday, June 19, and cover daily practices and evening events through Saturday. The game schedule will be baseball and softball on Thursday, men's and women's soccer and volleyball on Friday, and basketball, football, and spirit groups on Saturday. Stay 1 day, 2 days, or the whole week if you are not required to stay the whole week unless you are working basketball or football.

You will receive mileage reimbursement and a gift from the AAA, a gift from the All-Star Committee, t-shirts and polos for the week, and recognition as an All-Star Athletic Trainer. You may stay in the dorm or commute in each day. You may eat free in the cafeteria. This is very, very laid back...we always have a great time and it is a great way to show the value of Athletic Trainers to some of these coaches from schools who do not have access to us. Program Directors...this is a great opportunity for your students to network with AT professionals and coaches!

The press conference is May 21 around 10:00 a.m. at Bear Hall on the UCA Campus. We also need to place an order for shirts soon, so if you can work, please contact Christa Finney or Zach Hoyt at zhoyt_04@hotmailcom ASAP!!!!!

Job Openings!!


1) Lyon College in Batesville, AR has an opening for an Assistant Athletic Trainer
Lyon College invites applications for an assistant athletic trainer for its athletics programs beginning July 15, 2019. The Athletic Trainer provides a full range of professional athletic training functions for intercollegiate athletic teams and club sport programs. He/she provides education and training in order to prevent athletic injuries; recognizes, evaluates, and provides immediate care of athletic injuries; assists in the rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletes after injuries occur; serves as a liaison between physicians, coaches, athletes and parents; ensures athletes participate only when physically able. This position is responsible for the day to day operation of the training room and will assist the Head Athletic Trainer with the long term planning and development of the athletic training program.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required with a master’s preferred in a field related to this position.
• NATABOC certification required.
• Ability to maintain the standards established by the National Athletic Trainers Association’s
(NATA) role delineation study;
• A member in good standing with the NATA, BOC, his/her local NATA district, and the state’s
athletic trainer’s association.
• Experience with football and lacrosse is preferred.

Lyon College is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area and named by USA Today as the best city to live in in Arkansas. The College currently enrolls almost 700 undergraduate students from 24 states and 15 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 24 and SAT score of 1117. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Mr. Donald R. Taylor, Director of Human Resources, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501 or electronically to with “Athletic Trainer” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. To learn more about Lyon College go to

Lyon College does not discriminate with respect to the hiring of applicants or with respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is the continuing policy of Lyon College to comply with any applicable state and federal law regarding equal employment opportunities.

2) El Dorado School District is looking for a full time athletic trainer.

3) Harding University is seeking a full-time, twelve-month faculty member to serve as the Clinical Education Coordinator within a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program. Candidates holding a doctoral degree (or willingness to immediately pursue a doctoral degree) are preferred. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree, athletic training certification, and two (2) years clinical experience. At least two (2) years teaching experience within a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program is also preferred. This is a non-clinical position. Responsibilities will include didactic instruction, as well as coordination and assessment of clinical education.

Submit letter of interest and resume to Brian Cox, Director, Athletic Training, at or HU Box 12281, Searcy, AR 72149. All candidates must be active members of the church of Christ and committed to Christian education. Salary and rank are determined based on credentials and experience.

4) St. Bernard’s Sports Medicine in Jonesboro Ar is hiring Certified Athletic Trainers to work at area High Schools. No clinic responsibilities, full time employment. To apply, send resume to Chad Burke at

AATA 2020


The board has agreed to have our 2020 annual meeting in Central Arkansas! Look for more info to come!

Committee Chair Changes


Jeremy Braziel has been appointed to the Governmental affairs committee. Currently, there are openings with the Diversity and Public Relations committees. We would like to express our gratitude to Todd Ross and Jason Carruth for their service to the association. Thank you for being part of our progress!

Fundraising Needs Your Help!


If you or your employer would be interested in sponsoring a portion of the annual meeting, please reach out to Natalie Trotter. Her committee will reach out to them for you.

2019 All-Stars


All-Stars can always use help in June! Please consider giving your time. Contact Zach Hoyt for more info!

Call for Nominations for President Elect!


Please consider an individual that you would like to represent you as a member over the next 6 years and nominate him/her for President Elect!

Safety in Sports Awareness Month


During the month of September, the Secondary School Committee in conjunction with the Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) were able to obtain this Proclamation from Governer Asa Hutchinson recognzing Safety in Sports Awareness Month! #AT4ALL 


A-State Dry Needling


May 18-20th, 2018

Arkansas State University is hosting a private dry needling seminar.

This seminar is approved for 27 CEUs in AR by the FSBPT and 25.5 CEUs by the BOC.
Cost is $1,000: Seating is limited & it will sell out!

Contact Matt Kabay (
Ron Carroll ( for venue questions

NWA Athletic Training Position Open


Clikc HERE for more information.

Job Openings


St. Bernard's Sports Medicine has 2 Athletic Training openings. Outreach to local high schools. No clinical responsibilities. Please email Chad Burke with questions resumes.


Mercy Hospital in Rogers is hiring an athletic trainer. Information can be found by clicking the link. Jesse Harrington can be reached through Facebook for Questions.


Job Openings


NOW HIRING!! Come join our growing team!

OrthoArkansas is excited to announce that we are adding a new full-time outreach athletic trainer position. Benefits available!

Minimum job requirements:...
Bachelors Degree
BOC certification
Valid Drivers License
CPR/AED certified

For more information or to apply, please email

Arkansas High in Texarkana, AR has a full time Secondary School position open. This will be a Sports Medicine Teaching Position.
Contact James Harris


Athletic Trainer Positions Open Around the State


OrthoArkansas​ is excited to announce that we are adding a new full-time outreach athletic trainer position. Benefits available.

Minimum job requirements:

Bachelors Degree

BOC certification

Valid Drivers License

CPR/AED certified

For more information or to apply, please email


Bryant Public Schools is now taking applications for our 4th AT in the position of Sports Medicine Teacher/Asst. Athletic Trainer. Primary responsibilities include teaching Sports Medicine I and II, afternoon practices and event coverage for assigned teams, and supervision and coordination of Athletic Training Student Aides enrolled in the curriculum. Teaching experience preferred, but not required. We will assist with obtaining the required Arkansas teaching licensure as needed. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to build our curriculum program from the ground up and take it to a competitive level at professional student events. Please see job description and apply online at and send resume and cover letter to Christa Finney, Head Athletic Trainer, at


 Arkansas Children's Hospital is excited to announce we are hiring athletic trainers! These full time positions offer competitive salaries and benefits. One position will be an outreach position in support of the LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT. The second position will be part of our exciting new partnership with the WHITE HALL SCHOOL DISTRICT. New grads are welcome to apply. Please feel free to contact Jonathan Elrod at ACH Job Information


(From Chuck Davidson) Position Opening: I hope all is going well with your busy schedules. I want to let everyone know that there is an opening for a full time ATC in the Little Rock area for High School coverage. This will be a full time position with a very proactive group of Physicians and will be a very good working environment. Please contact me for further information. My contact number is 501-580-7670,

SWATA Award Nominations


SWATA Award Deadline is 11/15. Nominate a deserving Arkansas AT for recognition!

Shelby County TN Job


Shelby County Schools in Memphis is looking to hire an athletic trainer (AT) to perform a wide range of responsibilities. Some responsibilities include providing athletic training services for students within the district on site at events and by appointment in the athletic training room. Other tasks may include assistance with determining compliance of district policies, assuring that athletic directors adhere to the proposed guidelines, making sure all student-athletes have physicals and the necessary paperwork to compete safely and other tasks as assigned.

For more information, click here.

High School Positions


Pine Bluff School District is seeking a certified athletic trainer Position is a 10 month classified personnel. Hours are generally 11:00am- till done daily but are flexible Benefits are available.

Contact Bobby Bolding at 870-672-1246

Full time Athletic Trainer


Full time Athletic Trainer. Baxter Regional Medical Center Mountain Home, Ar

ATC will provide outreach athletic training services to 11 area school districts.


ATC will provide outreach athletic training services to 11 area school districts.

Contact for more information

Heather Martic, ATC

Mike Beam