Soccer Parenting Resource

MYS is committed to helping your child feel inspired about soccer. With that in mind, we have secured a membership to the Soccer Parent Resource Center for all the parents and coaches in the club.

At the Soccer Parent Resource Center you will find monthly webinars specifically for parents, articles and interviews with tips and advice, guidance and support, and an engaging Community forum to help you support your child in soccer.

To gain access to your free membership and all the great content at simply follow the link below to register.

We believe youth soccer parents will be difference-makers when it comes to improving the game and we believe a more collaborative environment between coach, parent, club and player is in the best interest of player development.

The mission of the Soccer Parenting Association is to Inspire Players by Empowering Parents and we hope you dive in to the content and community at the!


Louise Waxler - MYS Executive Director

Partnership with INOVA Sports Medicine

INOVA Sports Medicine and McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) are renewing their relationship for the 2018-19 season. The partnership between INOVA Sports Medicine and MYS will deliver cutting edge education, consultation, health services, concussion management and performance training to the McLean soccer community.

INOVA Sports Medicine serves as the Official Sports Medicine Partner for the Washington Nationals and Washington Redskins. Inova's team of medical professionals will ensure each family and athlete has access to the high-level injury prevention, treatment and athletic conditioning services professional athletes traditionally receive.

By utilizing all available resources within INOVA, McLean Youth Soccer is focused on adding value to its members both on and off the field of play. INOVA will continue to provide MYS licensed athletic training services and coverage at matches and during tournaments for immediate access to a healthcare professional should an injury occur. This relationship also grants MYS athletes priority access to INOVA's one-stop-shop model for sports medicine care. Inova's innovative sports medicine facilities includes sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and primary care physicians, concussion management services, X-ray, ultrasound-guided diagnosis and treatment, physical therapy and athletic training services all under one roof. "In order to provide the highest level of service we know it is important to also limit the hassle and stress that are often associated with injury. The all-in-one facility allows for increased efficiency and improved communication between every member of our team and greater consistency of care overall." Chris Young, Director of Athletic Training Services and Outreach, notes.

At the forefront of the relationship between INOVA Sports Medicine and MYS is education and training for coaches, parents and athletes. Inova's team of world class physicians and sports medicine experts will offer opportunities tailored to MYS in an effort to keep its members up-to-date on the exciting, but ever evolving world of sports medicine, concussion management, nutrition, injury prevention, and athletic conditioning.

INOVA Sports Medicine and its team of concussion specialists will be assisting MYS in maintaining compliance with state and local concussion laws, which are centered on yearly education of athletes, parents, and coaches. Pre-injury assessment is vital for the most positive outcomes and, in an effort to better manage athletes suspected of having a concussion, INOVA Sports Medicine will continue to offer baseline concussion testing to McLean Youth Soccer athletes ages 5 and older. MYS families and coaches also have complementary digital access to unique concussion education presentations and other reference materials created by INOVA Sports Medicine. Additionally, INOVA Sports Medicine will have a dedicated concussion hotline available to answer questions, provide information and assist with scheduling concussion appointments.

"We are focused on providing a positive athletic experience within our community both on and off the field. Providing the highest-level of integrative care after injury is important part of this relationship. However, we also understand the value in providing families with accurate and relevant education before the injury even occurs as well," said Dr. Robin West, Medical Director of INOVA Sports Medicine. "We are excited to be part of innovative collaborations like this and look forward to building a strong relationship in the MYS community."

About INOVA Health Resources

INOVA is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care practices, and health and wellness initiatives. INOVA is the Official Hospital Network and Sports Medicine Partner of the Washington Nationals and the Official Sports Medicine Center, Partner and Provider of the Washington Redskins.

INOVA encompasses the full array of health services, including the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit. We are home to many nationally and internationally recognized programs, including Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI), Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI).

INOVA is a global leader in the science of genomics and the new era of personalized health, which uses a person's genetic make-up, family and medical history, and lifestyle to determine the best prevention and treatment. We connect researchers, clinicians and empowered consumers to improve patient care, enhance prevention and encourage wellness.

Orthopaedic appointments can be scheduled by contacting 703-970-6464.

Inova Sports Medicine's concussion hotline can be reached at 703-970-6427.

When scheduling, reference McLean Youth Soccer for priority appointment access.


Below please find a number of articles and documents to help keep your youth athlete healthy! Check back for updates and additional inforrmation!

Nutrition for Soccer Athletes - Set yourself up for a successful performance on the field by focusing on your plate!

Reign in your Nerves and Improve Performance: Pre-Game Routines

Basic Baseline Concussion Testing Registration Process

Inova Magazine - Introduction to the Sports Medicine Program

Baseline Testing Information

Inova Concussion Program

If a player sustains an injury during a practice or game, the coach, manager or family should complete the injury report form

Concussion Recognition and Assessment Mobile Device App

McLean Youth Soccer recommends that all coaches and managers download the free mobile device app in case of any suspected head injury during a practice or game