Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
MAA Soccer is offering an indoor soccer program during January and February for soccer players born from 2006-2009. Each registrant will enjoy six, one-hour training sessions on Saturday’s during the first two months of 2014. The program is managed by MAA’s training partner, Empire Soccer Academy, and is designed to encourage soccer skills improvement through fun and challenging drills and games.
The Spring 2014 registration for MAA Soccer is also ongoing. MAA offer soccer instruction and intramural league games for boys and girls aged 3 through 11. Registration for the 2014 Spring season is available on the www.mineolaaa.org site. Future in-person registration dates will be announced when scheduled.
With all the great moments that accompany high school athletics, unfortunately injuries can happen. Winthrop-University Hospital has created a Saturday Sports Injury Clinic primarily geared at providing game day care to high school and middle school athletes. It is the first program of this nature on Long Island.
At Winthrop, sports medicine physicians from Winthrop’s leading Orthopaedic Surgery team, including Bradley Wasserman, M.D., and Mark Grossman, M.D., chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Winthrop, are available each Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Winthrop’s Pediatric Emergency Room, located at 259 First Street in Mineola, to evaluate and treat student athletes who have been injured.
“Student athletes who are injured during a Saturday game should not have to wait until Monday to see a doctor,” said James Capozzi, M.D., chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Winthrop. “The service is a great opportunity to be seen by a knowledgeable sports medicine physician and have your issue treated quickly. Students have sustained serious injuries including fractures and dislocations. Our orthopedic experts are available to student athletes on Saturdays. This can be very reassuring for the parents too.”
Winthrop’s comprehensive Sports Medicine Center features orthopedic surgeons who focus on every joint in the body – from ankles and wrists to knees and hips – for both adults and children, as well as a sports psychologist. For more information about Winthrop’s Sports Medicine Center, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.