EPPING – Exeter Health Resources and Seacoast United Sports Club are excited to have formed a dynamic new partnership. This exciting and innovative relationship enables the health system to provide the local soccer and sports club organization with specialized sports medicine physicians, dedicated strength training, rehabilitation therapy and a variety of information and education forums on health and wellness.
“Seacoast United is very excited to partner with Core Physicians’ sports medicine team for our upcoming season,” said Paul Willis, President and CEO of Seacoast United Sports Club. “One of the most important factors to all of the staff and coaches within Seacoast United is that Exeter Health Resources serves the same region we are involved in and everyone we have met shares a collective passion for wanting to make a difference within our communities.”
Seacoast United has year round sports activities taking place in Hampton, Exeter and Kingston including soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and baseball. The concept for the new relationship evolved from a long time advertising sponsorship of Seacoast United by Exeter Health Resources.
“Together with Paul we recognized that the depth of resources within the hospital and its operating affiliates could help to make a real difference to the coaches, players and their families by taking the relationship to another level,” explained Mark Whitney, Vice President of Strategy and Community Relations for Exeter Health Resources. “In addition to orthopaedic and sports medicine professionals we can provide a full spectrum of professionals from pediatricians to neurologists who are available to support our partnership with Seacoast United in a way we hope will positively impact the young athletes in these programs.”
The sports medicine team from Core Orthopaedics will bring their experience with the national STOP Sports Injuries campaign to the coaches and players at Seacoast United. The campaign focuses on educating athletes, parents, trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy. In addition, physical therapists from Exeter Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services will help the players, parents and coaches at Seacoast United learn a series of dynamic warm up exercises that are designed to decrease the risk of injury.
About Exeter Health Resources:
Exeter Health Resources is made up of five operating affiliates including: Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians, Exeter Healthcare, Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice and Synergy Health & Fitness Center. Each of the operating affiliates are committed to providing health care services that are innovative, progressive and focused on quality and the well-being of the communities in the greater New Hampshire Seacoast. For more information, visit exeterhospital.com, corephysicians.org,synergyfit.com, rockinghamvna.org or call (603) 580-6668.
About Seacoast United
Seacoast United Sports Club was originally founded in 1992 with the simple mission to advance the physical and social well-being of children and adults through competitive soccer. Since then, the Club has expanded to field teams in the sports of field hockey, lacrosse, and baseball. Seacoast United operates indoor facilities located in Hampton and Kingston NH, and York and Topsham, ME, as well as its Outdoor Complex located in Epping, NH. For more information visit the Club’s website atseacoastunited.com.