USA Soccer Cup Course

sports medicine


Rotation: Friday - Saturday, July 14-22, 2023

USA Soccer Cup is a 2.5-day course for participants to learn and practice the skills necessary to manage many sports injuries, such as:

  • Acute sideline management
  • Concussion evaluation
  • Splinting
  • MSK ultrasound
  • Injuries of the ankle, hand, knee, neck, shoulder, and soft tissue

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

Topics & Course Learning Objectives
  • Acute sideline management
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Sports concussion
  • Dermatology in sports medicine
  • Heat-related illness/injuries
  • Low back pain in adolescents
  • Musculoskeletal injury assessment
  • Pediatric athletes
  • Splinting and casting
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray review of common adolescent fractures

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

Photo & Video Release

We may take photos and/or videos 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 and video subsequent usage. If you do not want to be photographed or filmed, please let us know by contacting Heidi Cerdas Monge, MBA, 612-625-0953,