This Sunday, millions gathered to watch the Super Bowl (am I allowed to call it that?) with family and friends. As one of the biggest sporting events in the world, it drew millions of watchers hoping to see a great game – or at least some entertaining commercials.
Over the last couple of years, the NFL teamed up with the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) to create the Athletic Trainer Initiative. Their goal is to award funding to 150 under-served high schools in America by placing AT’s in their sports programs – giving over 160,000 youth athletes access to a certified AT.
According to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, “We are proud of the important work that athletic trainers do on the sidelines and in training facilities nationwide. We look forward to testing this pilot program as part of our effort to increase access to athletic trainers in local communities and improve sports safety for many more young athletes.”
Our mission at Healthy Roster is the same – to give coaches, parents and athletes access to an AT when they may not be physically present. We're working hard to make a difference in the lives of athletes!
- Rob Mottice, Director of Customer Success