McLean Youth Soccer provides its membership with resources such as referee job opportunities, medical and health information for their players, and registration insurance.

Reporting Player Illness or Injury

MYS Illness Report 2023-2024 - Fill out this form If your player becomes ill during the season.

MYS Injury Report 2023-2024  - If a player sustains an injury or there is an incident during a practice or game, the coach, manager or family should complete this form.

Health Resources

Below are several linked resources to help keep your youth athlete healthy! Check back for updates and additional information.

U.S. Soccer's Comprehensive Player Health and Safety Program

ACL Injury - Return to Play Guidelines

Nutrition for Soccer Athletes - Set yourself up for a successful performance on the field by focusing on your plate!

Reign in your Nerves and Improve Performance: Pre-Game Routines

Injury Prevention Workshop

Nutrition Presentation

Managing the Ultimate Risk - US Youth Soccer Presentation

Concussion Recognition and Assessment Mobile Device App

McLean Youth Soccer requires that ALL coaches be certified with the CDC Heads Up Concussion Training and to renew every two years. Coaches must also also download the free mobile device app in case of any suspected head injury during a practice or game. MYS recommends that all team admins and parents download the app as well.

Heads Up Concussion App

OrthoVirginia Resources

OrthoVirginia has provided our membership with the following resources to help prevent injuries, prepare for play in cold weather, and updated guidelines on returning to play post ACL injury.

MYS Medical Team

dr annunziata

Christopher Annunziata, M.D.

Dr. Annunziata earned a BS from Boston College before graduating with his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Knee and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Center.

With a special interest in sports medicine, Dr. Annunziata enjoys helping athletes return to their sport after an injury. In addition to sports related injuries, Dr. Annunziata treats complex problems of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle, performs all types of ligament reconstruction, arthroplasty of the knee and shoulder, and a complete array of arthroscopic surgeries.

He also carries his love for sports medicine into the community where he serves as chief medical officer for DC United, team orthopaedic physician for the Washington Redskins, consultant for US Soccer and The Washington Ballet and lecturer for multiple athletic societies. Dr. Annunziata is a member of the Professional Soccer Physician Society, NFL Team Physician Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America.

OrthoVirginia - 1635 George Mason Dr., Arlington, VA 22205, 703-810-5215,

dr. antonis

Michael S. Antonis, DO, RDMS, FACEP, CAQ-SM

Dr. Antonis earned a BA from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA, and a medical degree from Chicago . He completed a residency in internal medicine and emergency medicine at Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. For the next 13 years, he was an emergency department (ED) physician, serving as Associate Chief of Service at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and ED chair at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. He has had medical roles with the Washington Mystics, Washington Capitals, and now the venue medical director with DC United for the last two years. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in 2018.

OrthoVirginia - 8501 Arlington Blvd Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-810-5218,

canal dentist

Emilio Canal, Jr. D.D.S. FASD

Dr. Emilio Canal, Jr. completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami, Florida. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1990, where he received Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society Award for Excellence in Clinical Achievement.

Dr. Canal served as the team dentist for the Washington Freedom and has served in this same capacity for the US Soccer Federation (all teams) and DC United since 1996. He has served as a member of the U.S. Lacrosse Sports and Safety Committee and is on the U.S. Soccer Federation Medical Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the Academy for Sports Dentistry and was elected President of the Academy in 1999 and 2009. Dr. Canal also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association in 1999. He has been voted Top Dentist in Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Checkbook Magazine, Virginia Living Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine. In addition, he is currently the President of the Professional Soccer Dentistry Society.

Dental Group at Reston Station - 1886 Metro Center Dr. in Reston, VA, 703-312-8200,

Laws & Myths of the game

Laws of the Game

2023-2024 IFAB Laws of the Game

Myths of the Game

The 4 most misunderstood fouls in soccer and a quick lesson on what a goalkeeper can do. This 6 slide introduction is meant to help someone who is new to soccer or someone who wants a quick refresher guide on a few rules so that they can understand why a referee calls AND DOES NOT call a certain foul. Enjoy!

Myths of the Game