Zionsville soccer programs get supportBy Gene Ford, IndyStar
July 30, 2008
Clarian Health, Velocity Sports Performance and Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists have agreed to offer their services to support the expansion of youth soccer programs in the Zionsville area and the construction of the new Zionsville Youth Soccer Association (ZYSA) Indoor Facility.
After several years of planning, construction on the ZYSA facility will progress throughout this summer with an expected completion in the fall -- just in time for 2008-09 winter training. Once completed, the ZYSA indoor facility will enable teams to train throughout the winter as well as offer a place to practice during the spring and fall seasons when the outdoor fields are unplayable.
The ZYSA Indoor Facility, located at 5720 S. 700 East, Whitestown, Ind., will feature a 180 feet by 80 feet playing surface with runner boards and top-of-the-line field turf, three offices for staff and a training room for all ZYSA players. The facility will also be used for summer camps.
Clarian Health and its affiliates -- including Clarian Human Motion, Velocity Sports Performance and Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists -- have declared their support for this project by serving as the exclusive health care, sports medicine and sports performance providers for the ZYSA.
"Zionsville is a vibrant community that takes great pride in its athletic programs, and we are proud to support their efforts," says Sheila Ogden, MSN, RN, director, Clarian Human Motion musculoskeletal program. "The Zionsville Youth Soccer Association is a great example of the health initiatives we support through Clarian Health's A Call To Change mission strategy to promote safe and healthy communities."
Chris Powell, MS, CSCS, USAW, director of Sports Performance Velocity Sports Performance in association with Clarian Human Motion, is enthusiastic about the partnership. "We are excited to support the Zionsville Youth Soccer Association by providing sports performance services to the athletes in the program, which will help them improve their skills and reduce their chance for injuries," says Powell. "I think this is a great opportunity to improve youth soccer from all aspects -- from sports performance that makes players stronger to sports medicine that helps to prevent injuries," says John R. McCarroll, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and founding physician of Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists.
Parents also recognize the significant role that sports occupy in helping young athletes cultivate healthy habits and active lifestyles.
As a parent, I understand the vital role youth sports plays in helping children develop a lifelong appreciation for exercise and being healthy," said Jonathan R. Goble, president & CEO of Clarian North Medical Center. "Clarian North has many associates and physicians from the Zionsville community on staff, and we are proud to partner with the Zionsville Youth Soccer Association to offer this phenomenal community resource."
Officials from the Zionsville Youth Soccer Association have expressed their gratitude for the involvement of Clarian, Velocity and Methodist Sports Medicine.
"ZYSA is very excited about this partnership with Clarian Health, Velocity Sports Performance and Methodist Sports Medicine as we work very hard to expand and enhance our soccer program in the Zionsville community," says Joe Tanner, ZYSA president. "This new indoor facility will give us the opportunity to continue training throughout the winter months, and with the new partnership we will now be able to provide expert training and wellness services to our athletes. The partnership makes sense for everyone as our growing organization continues to make a positive impact on the young athletes in the Zionsville community."
Clarian Human Motion--Indiana's only orthopedics program to be ranked among U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals"--specializes in services ranging from joint replacement and reconstruction, spine and sports medicine to pediatric orthopedics and rehabilitation services. Clarian Human Motion's goal is simple: to return our patients to their normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. Clarian Human Motion physicians are located in downtown Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children, as well as Clarian West Medical Center in Avon and Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel, plus other suburban locations throughout Indianapolis for convenient access to specialized care in bones, joints, spine and muscles. For more information, visit www.clarian.org/hmi.
Velocity Sports Performance, the industry leader in providing advanced sports performance training for athletes of all skill levels and ages, was founded in 1999 by world-renowned coach Loren Seagrave, a five-time NCAA champion coach, who trained Olympic, professional and major college athletes. At Velocity Sports Performance, athletes of any skill level from age 8 through adult can realize their potential through advanced training programs taught by degreed and certified coaches, scientifically designed to increase speed, power and agility, while reducing the risk of sports-related injuries. There are more than 65 Velocity Sports Performance facilities across the United States, each with an average of 19,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities. Visit www.velocitysp.com for more information on training programs and franchise opportunities.
Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists, a Clarian Human Motion Partner, is central Indiana's premier provider of comprehensive orthopedic services and has built its reputation on excellence in orthopedics and sports medicine for over 20 years. Official team physicians for many high school, college and professional teams, including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, 100 percent of Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists' physicians are fellowship trained, board certified, and leaders in new technologies, procedures and research. For more information, visit www.methodistsports.com.