Sports Health is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award given out by Training & Conditioning Magazine. Nominate someone today - the deadline for entries is December 31st, 2014.

What is the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award?

A way to honor a high school athletic trainer who has become an MVP in their athletic department by going above and beyond their job duties to deliver the best sports medicine care to their student-athletes.

Why have the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award?

Because high school athletic trainers are the unsung heroes of interscholastic sports and many work countless hours to help young people become the best they can be. We would like to honor those who put their heart and soul into helping student-athletes on a daily basis.

Who qualifies for this award?

To be considered, an athletic trainer must work with high school athletes (in either a school or clinic setting) and have the following qualities

  • Have earned the respect of coaches they work with and student-athletes they care for
  • Go beyond their job description to support student-athletes
  • Put in extra effort to make the athletic training program the best it can be
  • Serve the local or larger community through community service

Nominate someone today!

Please provide us with a 400-800 word description of how the nominee fits the above criteria. Any supporting materials are welcome. Full contact information for both the nominee and the person nominating must be provided.

E-mail submissions to:

Mail submissions to:

Most Valuable ATC Award
Training & Conditioning
Momentum Media Sports Publishing
20 Eastlake Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

The deadline for entries is December 31st 2014.

The winner of the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award will receive:

  • A featured article in the May/June issue of Training & Conditioning Magazine
  • A special honor at the annual NATA Convention
  • An award plaque
  • Product-related prizes

For more information, Click here to download a printable PDF of the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award nomination flyer. Perfect for sharing and posting, the PDF contains eligibility criteria and contact info for submitting a nomination.

Note: The nominee must be committed to attending the 2015 NATA Convention in St Louis. The winner will receive reimbursment for up to three nights of hotel expenses as well as convention registration fee, courtesy of Sports Health*

*Maximum reimbursement amount not to exceed $750. Recipient to provide receipts to Sports Health for reimbursement.

Congratulations Brian Robinson!

Winner of the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award

Excerpt from the April issue of Training & Conditioning Magazine

When administrators at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Ill., hired 23-year-old Brian Robinson as the state’s first full-time high school athletic trainer in 1977, they handed him a blank canvas. Thirty-seven years later, Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, who is retiring at year’s end, is leaving behind a 2,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art masterpiece manned by three full-time athletic trainers. It is a model athletic training program, at any level.

Robinson was nominated by NATA Hall of Famers Sue Stanley-Green, MS, ATC, LAT, Athletic Training Program Director at Florida Southern College, and Al Green, MEd, ATC, LAT, Florida Southern’s Head Athletic Trainer and Associate Athletic Director, who describe Robinson as a “pioneer and torchbearer for expanding and improving medical care in secondary schools.”

Read about Brian and his legendary career in the April issue of Training & Conditioning Magazine >>

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