Novant Health has partnered with Charlotte Soccer Academy (CSA) to provide advanced medical care during CSA tournaments. Novant Health Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers will be on-site to care for injuries and illnesses at these events. Tournaments include the club’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Charlotte Invitational and Adidas Cup soccer tournaments as well as golf tournaments that serve as fundraisers for the club. Additionally, Novant Health Sports Medicine will offer first aid and CPR training to all CSA coaches as well as ImPACT™ concussion testing and 24-hour support for health-related concerns for CSA athletes.
“Partnering with Charlotte Soccer Academy provides us the opportunity to live our mission of improving the health of our community, one person at a time,” said Andrew Mueller, senior vice president of physician services. "We already serve many of the club's families at our hospitals and clinics. This relationship is a natural extension of that care to ensure that the athletes have the care they need, both on and off the field."
"CSA is extremely excited about our new partnership with Novant Health," said John Koslick, president of CSA. "This partnership will provide CSA families with an invaluable resource that will continue to grow over time. We appreciate their commitment to soccer, our players and their families and the medical expertise and support they will be providing. I personally cannot imagine a better partner for CSA given the high level of professionalism and expertise Novant Health brings to the table. Their philosophy and approach to managing the health and well-being of players is consistent with that of CSA and represents a perfect fit for our club."
“The services Novant Health will provide our membership, such as medical support for our events, first aid qualifications and concussion baseline testing for each of our members is truly appreciated,” said Brad Wylde, executive director of CSA. We are extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work with a first-class organization like Novant Health!”
The partnership will formally kick off at this weekend's Dick's Sporting Goods Charlotte Invitational, one of the region's premier preseason soccer tournaments.
Contact: Novant Health marketing & public relations, 704-384-4119