As a way to help promote and celebrate National Athletic Training Month, those of you with twitter accounts and a couple free minutes around 1pm (eastern) tomorrow, I’d love some help: Please spread the word and tweet away:
District 4 NATA member Travis Gallagher, ATC, urges athletic trainers across the country to tweet about the profession on specified dates and times (see schedule below). By coordinating efforts, NATA members can make athletic training a trending topic, which will then be promoted to all in the Twitter universe. Athletic trainers and their friends, family, former athletes and followers should tweet and retweet as many times as they can at the designated dates/times using the hashtags listed below:
Thursday, March 15, 2012: #ATaccomplishments #NATM Tweet at 1 p.m. eastern, 12 p.m. central, 11 a.m. mountain and 10 a.m. pacific Examples:
-Hearing reporters use the proper “athletic trainer” terminology when giving injury updates #ATaccomplishments #NATM -ATs taking it upon themselves to get recognition through social media #ATaccomplishments #NATM -AEDs in every school #ATaccomplishments #NATM
Thursday, March 29, 2012: #ATFavoriteMoments #NATM Tweet at 1 p.m. eastern, 12 p.m. central, 11 a.m. mountain and 10 a.m. pacific Examples:
-Watching my ACL athlete return and contribute to a championship! #ATFavoriteMoments #NATM -Passing my National @BOCATC exam #ATFavoriteMoments #NATM -Having “Athletic Trainer” trend on @Twitter #ATFavoriteMoments #NATM
Help spread the word by emailing, posting and tweeting about these upcoming events. Ask your co-workers, colleagues, friends, family, students and athletes to be participate to ensure a successful project. Thank you!