Shawnee Mission Health Partners with Local Soccer Club for Injury and Health Awareness Program

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Metro United Soccer Club (MUSC) and Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) have developed an injury and health awareness program that includes the use of SMH's comprehensive sports medicine program, SportsCare. Both the recreation side of MUSC and the premier side, KC Fusion, will benefit from the partnership, which includes free baseline testing for all applicable athletes, an injury clinic tailored to MUSC and KC Fusion athletes, and visits from SportsCare certified trainers to KC Fusion training sessions.

"We are very excited about the possibilities this new partnership with Metro United Soccer Club will bring," said Matt Humpert, outreach coordinator with SMH. "SportsCare will give these young athletes access to sports medicine services, which include Certified Athletic Trainers, physical therapists, a Concussion Management Program and one of the largest physician networks in Kansas City."

SMH will also provide certified trainers for special events throughout the year, including KC Fusions annual tryouts in June and the Kohls Cup recreation tournament in the fall.

"Metro United Soccer Club is very excited to partner with Shawnee Mission SportsCare," said Nate Houser, MUSC's executive director. "Providing first-class options for injury prevention and management is important for the 21st-century athlete. The ability to provide this option for our families enhances our mission of helping our players Develop, Inspire and Achieve."

About Metro United Soccer Club

MUSC is one of the largest youth soccer organizations in the state of Kansas with more than 9,000 players throughout its programs year round, ranging in age from 4 to 18 in both recreational and competitive levels of play. MUSC strives to promote and teach the game of soccer, develop players at all levels, create an environment where area youth can learn good sportsmanship and fair play and encourage all players, officials, coaches, and spectators to enjoy the game. For more information, visit MetroUnitedSC.org.

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