Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey

ATSNJ and NJDOE Athletic Trainer Evaluation Tools

Over the past year, The Department of Education has worked with a team of accomplished professionals from the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey to develop an evaluation instrument that districts may choose to adopt.  While the Department does not require the use of these documents, it supports the ATSNJ in its efforts to promote the use of an evaluation tool that addresses the specific job responsibilities of athletic trainers. As the Department continues to develop guidance for staff members in specialized roles, it will continue to learn from the ATSNJ and its partner districts during their first year piloting this evaluation model.

Click this article to see three documents which describe and implement the process.

The Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey and JAG Physical Therapy Announce Continued Partnership

The Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey and JAG Physical Therapy, a multi-center outpatient physical therapy company have moved forward with a continued partnership in support of the athletic training profession in the state of New Jersey. The two forces team up to strive for common goals which include education of the general public as to the role and function of the athletic trainer, encourage students to enter the Athletic Training profession and to provide sports care information to related health care organizations, to name a few.

ATSNJ Regional Meetings

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization for the Athletic Trainer

Hosted By Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy in Partnership with the Athletic Trainers’ Society of NJ

Locations: Freehold, NJ May 9, 2015 9AM-12PM

Medford, NJ May 7, 2015 9AM-12PM

Approved course for 3 category A CEUs

Cost: Free for ATSNJ Members/$25.00 for non-members    

Register online based on the location you will be attending.

ATSNJ Southern Region Meeting 4/23/2015

The ATSNJ Southern Region is hosting a CEU event on Thursday, April 23rd at 9am.  The topic is Concussion Rehab: A Team Approach,  This event will be held at the Ivy Rehab facility in Mt Laurel, NJ.

This event is free for ATSNJ Members and $25 for non-members.  Please visit the registration website for more information.

Online Registration

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March 31- Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Today brings a close to athletic training month and the athletic training month tips of the day.  At the ATSNJ, we are committed to sports safety so be sure to continue to visit our website as your main resource for sport safety tips and athletic training news.

If you read a tip that you found useful you can always come back to read it.  All tips for March 2015 athletic training month at http://atsnj.org/tags/tip-day

March 20 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Reminder: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
 
Coaches, athletes  and parents can play an active role in keeping their children injury-free. http://newbrunswick.patch.com/articles/march-is-brain-injury-awareness-month-1866dac3
 
Use the various resources available on the ATSNJ website to best educate, prevent and manage concussions.
Resource Handouts:

March 19 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Have you practiced your emergency action plans for a cardiac emergency recently?

You should be preapred at all time for such an emergency, as they can happen : Soccer Star Suffers Heart Attack http://www.registerguard.com/web/sports/27784909-41/muamba-players-attack-bolton-chest.html.csp

To read more about sudden cardaic death emergency planning visit: http://atsnj.org/tags/cardiac

March 16 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Sprains, Strains and Contusions

How to Recognize and Prevent the Aches and Pains Most Common to Athletic Play

Athletes of all skill levels are bound to suffer some degree of injury during play or even pre- or post game. But, what exactly is your ailment and how should you treat it?

Sprains result when you over stretch or tear your capsule or ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bone to bone. The joint capsule is similar to a ligament and surrounds the joint.

March 15 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

SICKLE CELL TRAIT AND THE ATHLETE

Sickle Cell Trait is an inherited blood mutation that affects red blood cells that normally has no symptoms. People with the trait carry only one copy of the abnormal sickle gene. People with sickle cell trait are generally healthy.

March 13 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Steroid Use in Youth Sports: Prevention and Detection Resources 

The use of anabolic steroids is a hot sports issue. It has implications for both professional players and for young athletes who feel that they won’t have a competitive edge without steroids or other performance enhancers. 

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