Southern Maine Health Care’s Sports Performance Center and Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Program will provide Certified Athletic Training Services for Global Premier Soccer Maine.
In addition to providing medical coverage at all USL-2 home games, the staff will provide injury prevention, ACL education and nutritional seminars for U9-U23 GPS ME teams, USL-2 players and staff.
"We’re excited to be partnering with Maine’s leading health care provider," says Alan Foy, GPS ME Executive Director, "The wealth of services this brings to be our membership is beyond compare and we feel there is natural synergy between our organizations as we both look to support Maine communities."
Through this partnership, GPS Maine athletes will receive supervised and customized programs designed to prevent injuries, optimize physical performance and maximize recovery from injury, all under the guidance of the full spectrum of SMHC and MMP’s medical and athletic specialists.
"This is a unique opportunity for the experts at both SMHC and MMP to provide athletic training and medical coverage for this elite regional organization," says Michael Hersey Michael Hersey, Director, SMHC Sports Medicine Program. "We look forward to a long partnership and helping these athletes reach their fullest potential and return to play as soon as possible after injury."
To learn more about SMHC’s Sports Performance Center or Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, visit www.mainehealth.org.
About GPS Maine
Global Premier Soccer is one of the leading youth soccer organizations in North America. GPS was formed in 2001 and is now active in 27 US States as well as two Canadian provinces. The organization runs over 45 tournaments annually and has International academies in the UK and Spain. GPS is the Official North American partner of FC Bayern Munich. GPS Maine is an affiliate of Global Premier Soccer (GPS). GPS, the Official North American Youth Partner of F.C. Bayern Munich, is one of the largest and most successful organizations in the USA. GPS is currently active in 27 US States, plus Canada, the Caribbean and 8 countries in Europe. Founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2001, the GPS model of player development ensures that all locations within the GPS scope produce top-level players through a broad catalog of programming, including GPS Juniors, the GPS Early Development Program, the GPS Premier Team Program, and the GPS F.C. Bayern National Team Program.
About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare organization with a non-profit mission "to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve." SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services and Walk-In Care centers in York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. SMHC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. To learn more, visit smhc.org.
About Maine Medical Partners
Maine Medical Partners (MMP) is the largest network of primary care and specialty practices in Maine with more than 50 practice and outreach locations across Maine and New Hampshire. Maine Medical Partners is a department of Maine Medical Center and part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mainemedicalpartners.org.