How Can We Reduce the Risk of Concussions in Youth Soccer? U.S. Youth Soccer and Mayo Clinic to Discuss New Collaboration at National Press Club Headliners News Conference on Wed. Nov 14, at 10 a.m.

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Three million children play soccer and face a risk from head injuries and concussions. On Wed., Nov. 14 at 10 am in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room a panel of experts on youth sports and sports medicine will discuss the risks posed by head injuries and announce a new collaboration aimed at improving the standard of care for youth athletes across the nation.


Speaking at the National Press Club Headliners news conference will be:

  • Chris Moore, CEO, U.S. Youth Soccer –the largest youth sports organization in the United States.
  • Jennifer Wethe, Ph.D. – Mayo Clinic Neuropsychologist and Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic Arizona Sports Neurology and Concussion Program; Chair, Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Charlie Wund, President and CEO of InjureFree, a technology service involved in risk management for youth sports organizations and school districts.
  • Shellie Pfohl, President and CEO of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, whose mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture

This news conference is open to credentialed media and members of the National Press Club free of charge, however registration is required. Please click here to register.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.


Lindsay Underwood, (202) 662-7561, [email protected]

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