A Message From Our Sponsor;
𝐆𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐬. The good news is most sports-related injuries are preventable and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health wants to help keep your young athletes safely on the field rather than on the sidelines.
The first line of defense against any season or training injuries is ensuring that your athlete is fit to participate by getting an annual physical. We encourage parents and guardians to speak with NORTAC coaches to ensure their athlete has the proper equipment and understands the correct techniques their child should use on the field. As your soccer player continues to push themselves, athletes should consider participating in other physical activities to help prevent overuse injuries.
Food is fuel. Provide your athlete with a healthy and well-balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins, and ensure that they maintain a proper eating schedule. Lastly, if you notice a change in your athlete’s stature, like a limp or persistent pain, please seek an assessment as soon as possible before returning your child to the activity.
We’re glad to be in your corner, helping to support your young athlete as they develop their soccer skills safely.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭, 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲. www.vmfh.org/youthsports