Wisconsin United FC is fully committed to providing all its players a safe and healthy environment. We enforce safety standards, manage risks effectively, and aim to educate everyone involved in soccer about potential hazards. Our club, coaches, parents, and players are all responsible for fostering safe and nurturing interactions. This page will offer periodic updates, including resources from our trusted healthcare provider and partner, Prevea Health, to ensure our commitment to safety remains uncompromising.
Concussions & Head Injuries
Baseline Concussion Testing
At Wisconsin United FC, we are committed to providing a safe environment for our players. Free baseline concussion testing is available through Prevea Health to assess normal brain function before a concussion and identify cognitive changes after an injury. Instructions for taking the ImPACT Baseline test at home are available on Prevea’s website.
Concussion Signs & Symptoms
Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury that can result from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body. They are common injuries in contact sports like soccer and can cause a range of symptoms that may be mild or severe. Symptoms of a concussion may include headaches, dizziness, confusion, sensitivity to light or noise, and difficulty concentrating. It’s essential to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion to ensure proper treatment and prevent further injury.
iPerform Prevention: ACL Injury Prevention
Prevea Sports Medicine’s leading experts have designed a comprehensive program to help coaches guide their athletes through a 12-week course aimed at preventing lower extremity injuries. This program includes a set of charts and tools for coaches to use throughout their season to lead stretching and exercises, track progress, and more. Download the PDF today to start building the strength, coordination, and flexibility critical for injury prevention.
Prioritizing Mental Wellness in Youth Sports
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders is essential for timely and effective treatment. Athletes are no exception to this, as the pressures and challenges of sports can exacerbate these issues. To help create a safe and inclusive environment for all athletes, we have gathered resources for coaches, administrators, parents, and athletes to reference. Please review the following resources to learn more about mental health and how to promote well-being in sports.
Nutrition & Supplements
Fueling Youth Soccer Players
Proper nutrition is essential to the health and success of our young soccer players. While a balanced diet should always be the foundation of an athlete’s nutritional plan, we understand that certain circumstances may make it difficult to meet recommended levels of nutrients. In those cases, supplements can be a viable option, but ensuring their safety and efficacy is crucial. To help our athletes make informed decisions about their nutrition, please take some time to review the following resources.