HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) - The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine at Willowbrook is pleased to announce a partnership with the Texans Soccer Club of Houston, providing event support and athletic training services to bring a higher quality organized sports program to Northwest Houston.
The partnership will support the Texans Soccer Club throughout the year by providing athletic injury evaluations and physician referrals, concussion assessment and management, medical support during Texans hosted tournaments and medical education workshops for coaches and parents.
According to Dwight Adsit, ATC, LAT, at the Methodist Center for Sports Medicine at Willowbrook, the partnership will provide players with valuable resources and medical expertise to both ensure the safety of the athlete and an optimal playing environment.
The Texans Soccer Club is the largest all boys soccer club in Houston and a proud member of the United States Soccer Development Academy, which is the highest level of youth soccer in the country. They teach the technical and tactical aspects of soccer in a competitive atmosphere -- while cultivating the physical and mental capabilities of the player.
Since becoming a part of the Northwest Houston community in 1987, over 12,000 players have worn a Texans jersey and gone on to become elite college and professional players as well as serve the community as doctors, lawyers, government officials and other highly valued professionals.
According to Scott James, director of the Texans Soccer Club, there is tremendous pride in not only the winning tradition for which the club is known but also how it translates into broader lifelong success for its players.
"We are very pleased to have formed a partnership with Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. This will provide the best medical care available for our players within the program. The first class facilities and treatments will help keep our athletes healthy and on the field of competitive play," said James.
The Methodist athletic trainers work closely with the entire Methodist sports health team to provide various community outreach support throughout the year, including athletic trainer services at the recent Ultimate Frisbee Championship. They are also holding "all school activities" state mandated sports physicals on the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus June 8 and August 3 from 8 a.m. to noon, for students who missed those performed in school.
To learn more about Methodist Athletic Training Outreach Efforts, call 281.737.2120.
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of The Methodist Hospital System. For a physician referral, call 281-737-2500.