INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, April 2, 2014)– Indy Eleven Professional Soccer and Community Sports Medicine have collaborated on a formal partnership that will help maintain the health and fitness of the North American Soccer League expansion club as it heads into its inaugural season beginning on April 12.
“Community Sports Medicine will be a key component to a successful season for Indy Eleven,” said Indy Eleven President/General Manager Peter Wilt. “We want our players to compete at peak performance levels and the Community Sports Medicine team has developed a personal training plan for our team members to make that happen. Community’s participation at our practices and games will help us keep everyone performing at the top of their abilities and healthy for the entire NASL season.”
Michael DaRosa, DO, and DeAnne Green, certified athletic trainer, will serve as the team physician and head athletic trainer, respectively. Community Sports Medicine will provide extensive medical services to Indy Eleven, including physician and athletic trainer support at all home and away games, ongoing trainer support at practices, sports nutrition consultation and sports performance services.
“We’re delighted to be the sports medicine provider of the Indy Eleven,” said Jon Fohrer, vice president of orthopedics at Community Health Network. “Our Community Sports Medicine team of sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers are proud to support Indiana’s professional soccer team.”
“Community Sports Medicine is pleased to take our program to the professional level,” said Nichole Wilson, Community’s director of physical therapy and rehab/sports medicine. “Indy Eleven will be a great asset to our city and we are glad to be a part of their success.”
Athletes of every age and level can benefit from Community’s comprehensive sports medicine services to keep them performing at their best. Comprehensive services include access to primary care sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons, sports injury prevention services, concussion management, sports physicals, student athlete heart risk assessments, education and screenings.
Indiana Pacers Guard George Hill is the face of Community Sports Medicine. The program also provides sports medicine services for the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Team and support for athletic teams at ten area high schools, including Beech Grove, Decatur Central, Franklin Central, Greenwood, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, New Palestine and Warren Central. Additionally, Community Sports Medicine partners with Riverview Hospital and Johnson Memorial Health to support Noblesville High School and Whiteland High School athletic programs.
For more information on Community Sports Medicine and the full range of comprehensive health services provided, visit eCommunity.com/sports.
About Indy Eleven Professional Soccer
Indy Eleven will kick off its inaugural season in the North American Soccer League (NASL) on April 12, 2014, against the Carolina RailHawks and will play its home contests at Michael A. Carroll Stadium on the campus of IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis. Born Indy Pro Soccer after launching as the 11th member of the North American Soccer League on January 16, 2013, Indy Eleven established its identity 99 days later on the 152nd anniversary of the establishment of the 11th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War on April 25, 1861. For more information on the club visit IndyEleven.com and follow the team’s Facebook (/IndyEleven) and Twitter (@IndyEleven) homes.
The NASL is the officially-sanctioned Second Division of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. In 2014, expansion newcomers Indy Eleven and Ottawa Fury FC will join Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, reigning Soccer Bowl champion New York Cosmos, Minnesota United FC, San Antonio Scorpions FC and Tampa Bay Rowdies, while Virginia Cavalry FC, Jacksonville Armada and Oklahoma City will join in 2015.
About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.