East Texas Athletic Trainers Association

Welcome to the East Texas Athletic Trainers Association (ETATA) website.  ETATA is an association comprised of professional athletic trainers from around the East Texas area.  It was created to promote the profession, educate the students, enhance learning and provide scholarship opportunities.


To create a professional community that educates, promotes, and advances the core values of athletic training throughout East Texas.

The Core Values of the East Texas Athletic Trainers Association are:

    • Through a regional organization, support TSATA, SWATA and NATA policies, guidelines, goals, objectives, and ideas.
    • Through a regional organization, provide low cost, high quality continuing educational units for the professional athletic trainer.
    • Through a regional organization, promote the profession of the (certified and licensed) athletic trainer.
  • Through a regional organization, enhance the student-trainer education and opportunities
Below is the link to the video of our inaugural class of hall of honor inductees. This idea was brought to the board this past year by Andrew Cage and Dustin Swaim.  It was felt that it was important to honor trainers that have had an impact on the profession in the East Texas area and the board agrees.  Please enjoy watching the video that has been put together and give these colleagues a call or email congratulating them on this achievement.

Congratulations to this years annual scholarship winners: Joseph Hettich-Gafford, Sara Ybarra, Catherine Perez, Perla Rueda-Amador!  We would like to say thank you to all that participated and sponsored in our golf tournament this year. It was a great event and a great turnout. Being able to help even just a little in these young people’s lives is very rewarding.

Annual Sponsors: