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
Below are several linked resources to help keep your youth athlete healthy! Check back for updates and additional information.
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.
MYS Medical Team
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, Christopher.Annunziata@orthovirginia.com
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, Michael.Antonis@orthovirginia.com
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, Drcanal@restondentist.com
Laws & Myths of the game
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!