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About the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA):
Athletic trainers are unique health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 30,000 members of the athletic training profession. NATA advocates for equal access to athletic trainers for patients and clients of all ages and supports H.R. 1846.
Only 42 percent of high schools have access to athletic trainers. NATA members adhere to a code of ethics.

Greater Houston Athletic Trainers Society hosts a yearly student trainer workshop.

The Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) District 6 (NATA) state athletic training organization

Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association (TSATA). The TSATA was created to own, operate, and maintain an association exclusive to the promotion, enhancement, and advancement of the athletic training profession and of the association’s members. The TSATA is “by Texas athletic trainers, about Texas athletic trainers, and for Texas athletic trainers” and strives to serve as the voice of athletic trainers in Texas.
UIL- Steriod Videos
Energy drinks linked to risky behavior

Energy drinks linked to risky behavior among teenagers By Tara Parker-Pope The New York Times Wednesday, May 28, 2008
KC Football Webpage
Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Information regarding hydration and nutrition i.e., pre game meal etc...

Practical Tips of SSE #108:
About 3-4 hours before exercise, eat an easy-to-digest high-carbohydrate meal that provides about 2-2.5 g of carbohydrate/kg body weight.
About 1-2 hours before exercise, ingest 300-600 ml (10-20 oz) of water or a sports drink to ensure that you are well hydrated before exercise. Consumption of a sports drink is a way to provide hydration and extra carbohydrates.
Drink a sports beverage frequently throughout prolonged exercise, following the simple rule that you should drink enough during exercise so that you do not gain or lose body weight during the exercise period.

Helpful Information
The National Center for Drug Free Sport has a Resource Exchange Center--you can login and ask if specific OTC's, supplements, or other products are banned by the UIL..

Choose Texas State High Schools for the organization and the password in texashs.
They will email you back with the information.

This is an organization that tests supplements for banned substances. Even though labels may not identify a banned substance, they may be found as a result of cross-contamination or other causes.
The Informed Choice organization also notes that the results apply only to the batch tested, not all batches of the product.

Studies have shown that approximately 25% of non-hormonal nutritional supplements were contaminated with hormonal steroids.
OTC nutritional supplements can be potentially dangerous on many levels.
NSCA's Performance Journal- Sports Nutrition
The latest news from the field on milk ingestion and endurance performance, ß-alanine supplementation and body composition, whey protein supplementation and fat loss, and the effect of vitamin C and E supplementation on high intensity performance.

Training Table
Does Your Diet Pass Muster?
Take a look at five basic tenets for a good diet, and how you can easily determine your caloric requirements.

Nutritional Quality vs. Nutritional Quantity: Properly Fueling Athletes for Optimal Performance
Looking at the label does not always guarantee you are buying a nutritious product. This article discusses how to look beyond the label and find foods that not only are healthy, but can better fuel your performance.

Ten Simple Things to Remember for Optimal Nutrition
Nutrition does not have to be complicated. These ten simple things can help you start eating better immediately.
Pantene- Beautiful Lengths cause
Mrs. Marr has donated her hair several times to Pantene (& Locks of Love) to make real hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.