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Ally Award


The Athletic Training Ally Award is meant to recognize an individual or organization that promotes and supports the athletic training profession by providing services that lead to the betterment of health care for the physically active population or the advocacy and advancement of the AT Profession.  



  • The nominee may be any individual or organization that supports the profession of athletic training in the State of Idaho. Examples might include licensed medical providers, legislators, safety advocates, athletic trainers, or other supporters of athletic training in the State of Idaho. This could include, but is not limited to:

    • Promotion of health and safety

    • Advocating for ATs

    • Participation in important legislation

    • Education or mentorship of AT’s


  • All documents must be completed and returned to the committee chair by April 1st of the nominating year:

  • Award recipient will be recognized at the IATA Annual Meeting


  • The nominator will initiate, collect, and be responsible for the gathering and submission of materials

  • The selection committee encourages . . .

    • The nominator to review the award and its criteria before submitting the nomination

    • Recommendations to be a concise and descriptive narrative of the nominee as he or she fits the award description

    • Collaboration with other writers of support in a “team” approach to ensure all perspectives and information are included

  • Winners will be selected by the IATA Honors and Awards Committee

  • The nominator will be contacted by a member of the Committee once nomination has been completed or to request any additional information if deemed necessary

Award Recipients

  • Dr. Derek Kunz - 2023

  • Idaho Sports Medicine Institute - 2022

  • Ed Castledine & Mary Leonard - 2016

  • Matt Kaiserman - 2014

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