Support our Cause

We find ourselves at a critical juncture in our legislative efforts to uphold the highest standards of the athletic training profession. A new bill, AB 161, has been introduced and has passed both the Senate and the Assembly and is now on it’s way to the Governor’s Office.

Once passed, this bill will prevent unqualified individuals from calling themselves an athletic trainer or engaging in the practice of athletic training. Passage of this bill would mark a significant step in state protection of youth athletes and make strides in recognition of the athletic training profession.

The CATA leadership has been working hard over the last years to help pass legislation that would regulate the athletic training profession and we feel very optimistic about AB 161. It is important to note that the bill is designed to be cost-neutral, meaning it won’t cost taxpayers any money.


The only thing this bill allows for is the public to be sure the person calling themselves an athletic trainer, actually meets all the requirements to do so.

With these facts in minds, it is critical that we take our message to Governor Brown who will be considering this bill. We need to separate the facts from the fiction and show those considering this piece of legislation that it matters to California! Your legislators need to hear from you.

With that in mind, please take a few minutes to send a letter of support TODAY.

Your assistance is critical, so we have tried to make getting your voice heard as easy as possible. Please take a moment to write a letter of support for AB 161:

Support AB 161 NOW!


Please also pass this link along to friends, colleagues and family who also have a stake in the passage of this legislation. This is a great way to create and sustain momentum around this important issue. Helping Governor Brown understand that people other than athletic trainers are in support of this bill is incredibly important too!

Thank you so much for your assistance as we continue to strive to enhance the continuity of care for those we work with and continue to elevate our profession in the process.


The key is to send a letter in as soon as possible and let your voice be heard.

Thank you in advance for your support of our profession.

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