UW Health Sports Medicine to Boost Local Soccer

Young soccer playerMADISON - Madison Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA) and UW Health Sports Medicine signed a sponsorship agreement that will result in a new sports pavilion at Reddan Soccer Park.


The sponsorship agreement also ensures that UW Health Sports Medicine will continue to provide athletic training and other health-related services at the park.


MAYSA's mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of south-central Wisconsin youth through soccer at all ages and levels of competition.


The sponsorship will provide MAYSA with funds for construction of a new pavilion at Reddan Soccer Park to be called the UW Health Sports Medicine Pavilion. The naming rights given to UW Health extend for 10 years from the opening date of the new pavilion.


UW Health Sports Medicine athletic trainers will continue their long standing relationship with MAYSA to provide athletic training services throughout the soccer seasons. In addition, they will provide educational opportunities and direction on the development of the training room at the pavilion.

"This is a major step forward in creating a more comprehensive venue for soccer," said Chris Lay, executive director. "The pavilion is a key component of MAYSA's plan to make substantial improvements to Reddan Soccer Park over the next several years, including improving fields and adding lights."

James Keene, MD, head of the UW Health Sports Medicine Division, said, "The agreement is a natural fit given UW Health's longstanding commitment to providing services to the athletes of Dane County and Wisconsin."

Construction of the pavilion is expected to begin in 2013.

MAYSA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and has been serving youth soccer clubs and their players and coaches since 1966.

MAYSA serves their membership by offering league play during the fall and spring, tournaments, soccer camps, coach training and referee training. MAYSA's services reach across southcentral Wisconsin including Dane, Columbia, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Richland, Rock and Sauk counties.

For more information regarding the plans for Reddan Soccer Park improvements, visit maysa.org.

Date Published: 11/22/2010

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