What is SMT

What is The Sports Massage Team?

We are a community of volunteer massage therapists with a desire and passion for sports massage.  We serve at athletic charity events and work directly with athletes of all levels from beginner to professional.  The charity events are in various locations throughout the state and offer a great opportunity to network with potential clients and other therapists.  There is also great opportunity to gain experience working directly with athletes in need of proper care.


  • The Sports Massage Team (SMT) members are members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and adhere to the AMTA Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics and maintain professionalism at all times.
  • Our members dress in a professional manner and are clearly identified as members of the SMT.
  • Members of the Sports Massage Team are New York Licensed Massage Therapists who have learned sports massage techniques through continuing education classes.


Our Purpose:

To make a positive impact in the health and wellbeing of athletes through the power of compassionate, professional touch offered through the art and science of sport massage therapy. The Sports Massage Team provides and supports committed volunteers who uphold standards of sport massage through the AMTA to partner with community, charity, and competitive athletic events.


Our Goals:

  • To provide volunteers with educational opportunities and a satisfying experience.
  • To promote the profession of massage therapy throughout the charitable athletic community.
  • Create a standard by which professional sports massage is measured.
  • Increase public awareness of the benefits of massage therapy, particularly sports massage.


How to Join:

  1. Fill out and submit an application with preferred event(s)
  2. Sign the code of conduct.
  3. Volunteer for Events and earn vouchers toward educational opportunities
    1. Volunteers earn $25 for every 2 events worked, max credit $100
    2. Team Leaders earn $50 for every 2 events worked, max credit $100
  4. Once you have filled out and submitted your application, you will be contacted shortly after with a confirmation of your application and event assignment.