We each have a reason for being a member of the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA. But why are you part of the Sports Section? We want to know!

If you are a member and a physical therapist or PTA in your first five years of practice, tell us why!

The SPTS is sponsoring the #teammember competition for early career members. The prize? We will pay your registration to the 2015 Team Concept Conference in Las Vegas!

Why Team Concept Conference? TCC is the only physical therapy conference dedicated solely to the sports physical therapist. It’s also uniquely designed to emphasize the interaction of the entire sports medicine team...physicians, athletic trainers and sports physical provide the highest level of care to athletes. Speakers are invited to present, so you’ll learn from only the best and brightest in our field.

This is the premier sports physical therapy event of the year, featuring general sessions, breakout sessions, hands-on labs and more.

How many awards will be given?
One award will be presented to an early career member...physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

Nice! How do I compete?
It’s easy! Just produce a short video (no longer than 60 seconds) and submit it with the registration form. Your video will be reviewed by members of the SPTS Executive Board, Membership Committee and Marketing Committee. If you have the most creative, concise and well-thought out commercial, you will win!

So, what is my topic?

Early Career Members:
    “I am an SPTS member because and I want to get other SPTS members involved by…”

Any guidelines?
Commercials will be rated on their creativity, impact, effort of the producer, and its entertainment value. Think about how a television commercial is thought out, and its creativity, product, message and impact are captured in 60 short seconds. Please submit in a .mov or .mp4 format; .wmv if you must.

Oh, and submissions should be PG-rated. Seriously.

Got it. How do I submit my video?
Submit the registration form (available at to Jim Tyndall, Membership Team Coordinator, at Copy Mary Wilkinson, Director of Marketing at Mary will send you an invitation to submit to the #teammember DropBox. Just upload your video file, and you are done!

Any fine print?
Any video you submit becomes the property of SPTS and may be used in any way the Section sees fit, including, but not limited to website, YouTube, e-blasts, presentations, or capture stills for promotional use.

If you are the winner, you will be required to write or produce a short video segment telling how this experience has had an impact on your career. It will be presented at TCC 2015.

What’s my deadline?
September 30, 2014. There will be no extensions. The winners will be announced no later than October 15 to allow them to make travel arrangements to TCC.

Contact Jim Tyndall at

We can’t wait to hear why you are a member of SPTS...and why you think others should be, too!

Competition Flier

Submission Form