Welcome to Tacoma!

Your 2016-17 WCTSMA State Officers will be hosting you for our 23rd Annual Spring Symposium and State Competition in Tacoma, Washington April 13-16, 2017. Here is the flier on the FREE Rollin 253 Social/early registration 6-8pm Thursday April 13, 2017. Hotel Information is linked here now!. Reserve your rooms today! Take a look at the hotel policy. For more information contact Larry Howe, WCTSMA Executive Director. 


Winter Leadership 2016: Project Rise Featuring Collin Henderson

Here is a little information on your Keynote speaker for Winter Leadership 12/7/16 at Everett's Xfinity Center12-4:30pm. Silvertips hockey included in price of admission. Winter Leadership information and registration.


I created this blog, for one simple reason: To help people become the best version of themselves.  I lived a large portion of my life dealing with self-doubt and fear of failure.  Through God's grace, hard work, and amazing mentors, I have come out on the other side and I hope my stories and posts inspire you to take your life to the next level as well.  Whether you are on cruise control, in a tough season, or just looking for some inspiration...you've came to the right place!  Everything begins and ends in the mind.  My purpose is to help give others the tools to master their mindset, improve their personal development, and make the most out of what they've got.  We've only got one shot on this earth...we gotta make it count!

Project means being INTENTIONAL and having a plan to reach a goal.  I believe that life was meant to be spent in community and if we do life together we have a better chance of achieving success vs. riding solo (sorry Jason Derulo!).  With that being said, I hope to hear feedback from you - my goal is that this becomes a place where you can share and where you're moved by what others have shared.


Rise is one of my favorite words in the English language.  It means moving from a lower position to a higher one.  It also means to obtain an increase in amount, size, or number.  One of my favorite college professors Dr. Len Foster used to say, “You are either getting better or you’re getting worse.  There is no in-between.”  If there's anything I've learned, It's that we ALL have room for improvement. While I'm still learning, I hope I can share some of the insights that have changed me, and together, we can get better each day.

The National High School Sports Medicine Association Is Here!

In June 2007, The National Honor Society of Sports Medicine was founded by Eli Hallak ATC (St. Francis High School, La Canada) and Cindy Kramer ATC (Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks). The goal of this organization is to "Create enthusiasm for scholarship in the area of sports medicine and other fields directly related to sports medicine, to stimulate a desire to render service in the community, to promote leadership, and to assist in the development of character in the students of secondary schools".

We along with the 60+ chapters across the nation invite you to join us build the first secondary schools healthcare honor society in the nation. We are looking for schools interested in becoming members of the NHSSM. This is an opportunity to help build something that can last a lifetime and help others realize their future.

August 2016-In an effort to further the ideals of the NHSSM, the National High School Sports Medicine Association was founded.  The NHSSMA will further enhance a high schools students experience in the field of sports medicine. With the same  ideals and goals of the original organization, the new NHSSM-NHSSMA is a natural progression for the future of high school sports medicine programs and their students. 

For further information about the NHSSM-NHSSMA , please contact us. Or go to their website http://www.nhssm.org/.

We look forward to working with you and watching this great organization flourish.


Eli Hallak - ATC, EMT
Co-Founder NHSSM

Cindy Kramer - ATC, CSCS
Co-Founder NHSSM

Winter Leadership is Approaching Quickly

WCTSMA Members,

Winter Leadership is scheduled for December 7, 2016 at Everett's Xfinity Center. Check-in starts at 11:30am. Program kicks off at 12pm sharp. Come meet your new State Officers in their first leadership event of the year. It should be an exciting program with guest speaker, ice breakers and leadership activities. We will break for dinner at 4:00pm prior to the hockey game at 7pm. Hope to see many of you there! Click here to register!

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