The Mission of the West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation is to provide a positive effect on the lives of the youth it serves. Participation in interscholastic sports promotes teamwork and a healthy lifestyle, encourages cooperation and understanding, helps foster and build relationships, enhances equal opportunity and teaches valuable lessons and life skills needed to survive and succeed. Through organized athletic participation, students learn how to set goals and meet challenges. These students are less likely to use drugs or join a gang and more likely to graduate from high school and pursue higher education. WCSMF provides the medical care, Certified Athletic Trainers, and education to allow the student athlete to stay in the game.
Keeping student athletes healthy and participating in interscholastic sports by teaching them injury prevention and providing injured athletes with comprehensive and specialized medical care.
To continue to provide these services at 22 schools and to 13,000 student athletes at no cost to the student or to the school.
To help insure that these students have a bright future, free of gangs or drugs, where their dreams can come true.
To promote fitness, reduce the prevalence of obesity, have access to quality sports medicine care and services designed to improve health and ensure safety.
What We Provide:
In California, all student athletes are required by law to have medical insurance to compete in inter-scholastic sports, cheerleading or band. It has also been well documented that an on-site certified athletic trainers, at the high-school level, reduce the occurrence of serious injuries by at least 30%.
Team to Win provides Free Sports Medicine Care.
Team to Win provides supplementary sports injury health insurance for student athletes who cannot afford it.
Team to Win provides on-site certified athletic trainers.
Team to Win provides medical coverage for major sporting events.
Team to Win provides 6-8 college scholarships per year for student athletes who show an extraordinary commitment to academics, sports and community.
Team to Win also provides a community based Student Athletic Trainer Mentoring Program where the student is placed in a year round medical education program. Upon completion of the intensive summer component of the program the student is ready to assist the on-site certified athletic trainer in the care of student athletes.
West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation, founded in 1994, is a non-profit (95-4497009), charitable organization dedicated to providing economically deprived high school students with an opportunity to participate in interscholastic sports, promote fitness, reduce the prevalence of obesity, have access to quality sports medicine care and services designed to improve health and ensure safety. Documented research shows that student involved in after school sports are less likely to use drugs or join a gang and more likely to graduate from high school and pursue higher education.
Your support is greatly appreciated www.wcsportsmed.com or 310-726-0750 or 800-SPORT-MD