Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the formation of the Medical Advisory Committee. In youth sports we face an ever-widening range of issues regarding the health and safety of our young athletes. Regardless of the issues being simple or complex, it’s the mission of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer to provide the necessary services and education to our constituents. The goal is to enhance player safety, promote health and wellness, and reduce the incidents of injury to the best of our ability. We seek to provide guidance to our member organizations and to the individual families on trending and impactful issues such as concussions, overtraining, nutrition and safe return to play protocols, as well as assist with creation of curriculum, policy and procedure. Our committee includes members who are experts in a variety of areas that can affect the health of our athletes.
- Chair, Medical Advisory Committee- Kevin Freedman, M.D.
- Robert Franks, D.O., F.A.O.A.S.M.
- Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM
- Kathleen O’Brien, M.D.
- Glen Feltham, M.D., FAAOS
- Sommer Hammoud, M.D.
- Jeremy Close, M.D.
- Matthew Silvis, M.D.
- Linda Mazzoli, MS, LAT, ATC, PTA, PES
- John Moyer, LAT, ATC
- Chrissy Biele, PT
- Ciaran Dalton, Psy. D.
- Richard Sharpnack, ATC, OTC
The Medical Advisory Committee’s purpose is to deliver positive, health and safety messages and improve the landscape of youth sports. We plan to provide educational messages for our members throughout the year to provide a safe environment for all of our players.