Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center offers care for young athletes of all sports. Scottish Rite is considered one of the top medical establishments in the DFW area, but also in the country.
As the medical provider for the Dallas Texans, Scottish Rite offers access to a wide range of information regarding the health and safety of young soccer players. Soccer is one of the most demanding sports, and being able to safely stay physically fit and most importantly healthy, are extremely important.
Click Here for several health & safety guides + nutrition information:
- Vegetarian Nutrition
- Recovery Nutrition Snack Guide
- Post-Activity Snacks
- Strong Bones
- Building Muscle
Not only does Scottish Rite cover health & safety, their website has a wealth of information in all areas for a healthy athlete to be successful.
If you have questions or need an appointment for your young athlete, please feel free to call 469-515-7100 or visit the website to request an appointment online.
When in doubt, sit them out and keep them out!
As the science of evaluating and managing concussions has advanced, key findings emphasize the need for education of players, their families, coaches, medical staffs and the public at large on the signs and symptoms of concussion. There is also a critical need for early identification and proper management of a concussion.
Learning to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion and removing an athlete from play can make a difference in recovery. If a player is recognized to have signs or symptoms, pleas make sure they are seen by a medical professional immediately.
Examples of Signs:
Clutching the Head after being Hit in the Head
Confusion, Forgetfulness, Memory Loss
Dazed or Stunned
Moving Clumsily, Off Balance, Unsteady
Examples of Symptoms:
Sensitivity to Light or Noise
Returning to play protocols after a sport-related concussion is a decision and process that should be made in partnership with Scottish Rite or the players family physician. Until a player is cleared by the medical professional, they should not return to play.
Visit Scottish Rite or download the pdf to learn more about concussions.
Along with Scottish Rite, the United States Soccer Federation has become a leader of the sport to educate coaches, parents, and players in all areas of health and safety. There should never be a time in this day and age, that players are not aware on how to make sure they are taking care of themselves in the best ways possible.
US Soccer's website contains an enormous amount of information regarding health & safety, below are a few examples:
- Health & Safety
- Injury Prevention
- Nutrition & Hydration
- Safety Information
The Dallas Texans Soccer Club strongly recommend that all parents and players read the safety guidelines established by US Soccer.
If you are interested in learning more about the above topics, visit US Soccer's website.