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NCATA 2024 Spring Symposium
& 50th Anniversary Gala

March 8-10, 2024

Wrightsville Beach, NC

50th Anniversary Gala

Join us March 9th from 8-11pm in the Lumina Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Resort Lumina (same location as the symposium) to celebrate 50 amazing years of the NCATA!  This will be a formal (black tie optional) event and will include dinner and drinks, as well as a live band, dancing and a look back on our past 50 years of athletic training in North Carolina. 


This event is free for registered NCATA symposium attendees, and your guests and/or spouses are also welcome to attend this event.  To ensure we have adequate food and beverages for all, we are charging a $25 fee for all guests who are not registered for the symposium.  


If you plan to attend the Gala, please indicate so on your symposium registration form.  There is an option to add a guest on the form and to pay the $25 fee when you submit your registration payment.  


We are also collecting photos of the past 50 years in athletic training!  We would love to share any memories you have in the profession at this event.  Please email photos to  


We can't wait to celebrate with you!


NCATA 2024 Spring Symposium


12 Category A CEUs for regular program


Youth Mental Health First Aid Training


The NCATA and WholeHealth Sport are Partnering to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training on Friday, March 8, 12pm-5pm at the conference hotel.


What is the cost? 

The course costs you nothing. In fact, you’ll receive a $150 gift card upon full certification. WholeHealth Sport is also positioned to offer a stipend to cover the cost of a substitute teacher for those individuals who have teaching responsibilities. Just provide your school's payroll administrator information when you sign up! 


What sport-specific Youth Mental Health First Aid covers: 

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges in young people. 

  • How to interact with a young person who is developing a mental health challenge or is in crisis. 

  • How to connect a young person with the appropriate resources.


This program will require 2 hours of self-paced work that must be completed prior to March 8th at noon.  The in-person training will take place March 8th, 12pm-5pm at the Holiday in Resort Lumina. You will receive 7, category D CEUs for completing this program. 


 If you want to participate, register here!


Can't make it on March 8? There are virtual options - check them out at


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lynn Hennighausen at


100% of NC coaches, ATs and ADs who have taken Youth Mental Health First Aid through 

WholeHealth Sport recommend it to others. Click here to hear from Scott Barringer, former NCATA president.


Reduced rate rooms at the Holiday Inn Resort Lumina are sold out
Rooms can be reserved for the standard nightly rate, or at Shell Island Resort for a reduced rate.


Overflow Hotel: Shell Island Resort, 2700 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

  • 20 rooms available each night (Friday & Saturday – March 8 & 9)

    • Double or king bedroom available

    • All rooms are oceanview, and suite style

    • $159/night, taxes and fees not included

  • To reserve, call group reservations  (910)-344-0888

    • Ask for the NCATA rate

  • Request a parking pass for the Holiday Inn Resort Lumina at NCATA registration.

  • A shuttle between hotels will be available on the night of the Gala; time TBD – information will be available at registration.

2024 NCATA Symposium Abstract Submissions


Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2024 NCATA Spring Symposium.  Please click the link below to access and complete the Google form to be reviewed by the Program Development Committee.  We look forward to a full and thoughtful conference.



The NCATA is always looking to partner with corporate sponsors to support our meeting and professionals!  If you are interested in learning more about partnering with us, please contact Tyler MacDonnell at



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