USA Soccer Cup Sports Medicine


Well-run course. Concise and very applicable lectures with useful information. Good combination of didactics and hands-on experiences. -Past course participant

Dates: July 12-14, 2017

Location: West Bank Office Building

USA Soccer Cup Sports Medicine is a two-day course for participants to learn and practice the skills necessary to manage many sports injuries, such as:

  • Backboarding
  • Crutch fitting
  • Splinting
  • Ultrasound
  • Injuries of the ankle, hand, knee, neck, and soft tissue

Participants also have the opportunity to provide medical coverage in clinic and on the sidelines at the Schwan’s USA CUP International Youth Soccer Tournament, held at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota.

Topics and course learning objectives

  • Backboarding 
  • Biomechanical abnormalities
  • Concussions in soccer players
  • Crutch fitting
  • Dermatology in sports medicine
  • Dislocations
  • Heat-related illness/injuries
  • Injuries of the ankle, foot, hand, knee, neck, and soft tissue
  • Injections
  • Low back pain in adolescents
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Pediatric athletes
  • Splinting
  • Ultrasound
  • USA soccer cup rotation
  • X-ray review of common adolescent fractures

Read the USA Soccer Cup Sports Medicine Course Learning Objectives


Registration is for non-University of Minnesota family medicine residents, medical students, and community physicians or healthcare professionals. Fees include tuition, syllabus, parking, continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch.

1. Please contact us first to reserve a spot and to confirm the date and location:

2. Fill out and submit the 2017-18 Course Registration Form

Photo release

We may take photos of instructors and learners at our programmatic courses, and these may appear in the department’s and/or University of Minnesota’s marketing and promotional materials (e.g., brochures, posters, social media, websites, etc.). Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for photography subsequent usage. If you do not want to be photographed, please let us know by contacting Heidi Cerdas Monge, MBA, 612-625-0953,