In another Go4Ellis update, founder Ellis Mair discusses some big news.
Ellis and her team were able to double not only the number of states using her online platform which connects Athletic Trainers to per diem work but also double the number of Athletic Trainers using the platform.
Always ready for a fun conversation, John Ciecko sits down with Ellis on the podcast live from NATA Las Vegas and discusses this accomplishment and many more.
Ellis states that attending 8 of the 10 NATA district conference meetings and reaching out to every state head explaining the background, goals, and mission of Go4Ellis has certainly helped grow the platform.
She also explains working from the top to bottom approaching leadership first is critical to communicating the vision and educating. However, working from the bottom up and reaching out to AT’s in certain communities to build growth in each state was important too.
What exciting new partnerships are happening with Go4Ellis?
A new partnership with US Lacrosse began this year requiring a mandatory AT per every 3 fields at every US lacrosse event.
A partnership with Players Health EMR allows AT working these lacrosse events to create injury reports. These injury reports are then able to collect data for epidemiology reports being researched by MedStar.
What makes Go4Ellis beneficial to the athletic trainer and the profession of Athletic Training as a whole?
Athletic Trainers are able to work per diem to earn extra money when they are available or when they may be facing additional upcoming expenses.
But by increasing the presence of Athletic Trainers’ at a variety of athletic events, including most recently a rise in Quidditch events, Go4Ellis helps increase exposure athletes have to Athletic Trainers’.
We also ontinue to educate National Governing Boards of a variety of youth sports on the importance and necessity of an AT at all of their events and give us as Athletic Trainers’ an opportunity at each per diem event to educate and advocate for our profession.
Can you only make money by working an event?
No, through their 4werks.com referral system, AT’s can refer an organization or event to Go4Ellis for coverage and if the event runs that AT will receive a check for 125.00.
What are Ellis’ future goals for this next year?
Increase the number of operators of events, AT’s involved as both operator’s and per diem and partner with more NGB’s.
Be actively working in all 50 states.
Renew partnerships with the NATA and become more involved in data collection on the field.
Work the Players Health EMR into their app.
Need more Go4Ellis info?
If you would like to contact Ellis Mair feel free to email her at Ellis@go4ellis.com As you’ll hear during the podcast, she is really good about returning emails quickly.
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