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Andrew Kotz, 1999-2002


Sports Is A Preserver Of Health - Socrates
The Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA) is a professional organization for athletic trainers and other health care practitioners who support the advancement of the profession of athletic training within the state of Maryland. Founded in 1983, it is comprised of over 500 NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainers, physicians, concerned health care providers and students.

As of: 4/15/14

  • Registration and Schedule Information is now here for the MATA Business Meeting and Annual Symposium is now available. A schedule of events can be found HERE and the Registration Form can be downloaded HERE. This year the MATA Business Meeting and Annual Symposium will be held June 6 and 7 on the campus of Towson University. Please keep checking back for more information and updates regarding this exciting event!
  • The MATA recently announced it awards winners for 2014. They will be honored on Friday June 6th at the MATA Business Meeting and Annual Symposium. Congratulations to the following outstanding individuals. Service Award Winners: Maureen Thompson and Dan Lopez. Presidential Award of Merit: Dr. Andrew Tucker and Sylvan Levin. Pioneer Award: Dr. Teri McCambridge and Dr. Richard Hinton. Thank you all for your contributions to the MATA!
  • MATA/MAATA Hall of Famer Richie Bancells was recently featured in Baltimore Magazine. Please click HERE for the interview.
  • Please see our new featured video at the bottom of the page in honor of National Athletic Training Month. Thank you to Gina Palermo for the video.
  • In honor of National Athletic Training Month, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman proclaimed March National Athletic Training Month and honored the 12 county high schools who were named Safe Sports Schools earlier this year. For a picture of the proclamation, please click HERE
  • Members please remember to re-subscribe to the MATA List Serv by entering your email in the box to the left and following the prompts. You will be asked to provide your NATA membership number as part of the verification process. If there are any questions or concerns please contact Brian Bradshaw directly at
  • Looking for information on obtaining a license to practice athletic training in the state of Maryland? Visit the NEW Applying for a Maryland License section on the left hand navigation bar.


Our Objectives
  • to encourage and support the professional development of its members
  • to provide a means for the exchange of ideas
  • to work to ensure that all individuals within the state of Maryland have access to quality health care
  • to provide a source of service, education and reference to its members and to the citizens of Maryland who seek the services of Athletic Trainers


We Are
  • AMA recognized health care professionals
  • Unique health care providers working under the supervision of a licensed physician to provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitative services to patients
  • Educated in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of medical conditions resulting from injury and illness
  • Qualified providers of rehabilitative medicine and preventative service
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Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association
Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association