YSSA November Newsletter: Member Spotlight



This week is Youth Sports Safety Week in Manchester, NH!

Tues, Nov 17 CPR/AED Training for COACHES
Wed, Nov 18 FREE Sports Physicals for student ATHLETES
Thur, Nov 19 Peer to peer discussions on SCA, heat stroke, concussions and more!
Sat, Nov 20 Concussion Basline Testing for kids ages 10 and up!





YSSA member, New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute (NHMI), created the Safe Sports Network program over 20 years ago when one of its founders saw an athletic-looking young man outside of a fence watching Manchester Central High School’s football tryouts.   He asked the young man why he wasn’t trying out and the young man replied “Because my family can’t afford the physical”.     

Since then:

  • NHMI/Safe Sports Network has evaluated more than 20,000 athletic injuries.
  • More than 8,000 injuries have been evaluated in their free injury drop-in clinic.
  • Approximately 7,500 free sport physicals have been performed.
  • Safe Sports Network has provided more than 50,000 hours of onsite medical coverage. The vast majority of these hours have been donated to our schools.

The Safe Sports Network offers free evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for student athletes of Greater Manchester, NH. Services include outreach to eight local high schools, injury drop-in clinics, annual physicals and coach and community education. The staff is under the  direction of Jim Vailas, MD who has been the Safe Sports Network Medical Director since its inception.  Visit NHMI's website to learn more about the health care opportunities they offer to the community.

YSSA member since 12/10/2012