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Needham Memorial Day Tournament

Mass General Brigham is proud to serve as the official Sports Medicine provider for the one of the most popular and diverse U11-U19 soccer tournaments in the country, the Needham Memorial Day Tournament.

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Sports Medicine at Mass General Brigham

Our specialists are world-renowned for their expertise in treating sports-related injuries and orthopedic conditions for athletes and non-athletes of all ages. From sports conditioning and physical therapy to injury prevention and advanced surgical or non-surgical interventions, we offer a wide range of services.

Our reputation for excellence extends across high school, collegiate, professional, and recreational sports, making us the preferred choice for elite athletes. With a focus on holistic athlete care and injury management, we're dedicated to ensuring you get back to peak performance.

Athletic training services

Our athletic trainers (ATs) are licensed health care professionals who are key in recognizing, treating, and preventing sports injuries. Mass General Brigham ATs are present at the field complexes during the entirety of the tournament to provide emergency care, assess injuries, and make safe return-to-play decisions with detailed injury tracking across all fields and convenient on-field follow-up assessments.

Same-day care at the Orthopedics Walk-In

Patients with orthopedic or sports-related injuries can receive same-day care at a Mass General Brigham Orthopedics Walk-in. Our walk-in locations are staffed by expertly trained clinicians, providing physical examinations, diagnostic imaging (including x-rays), and comprehensive evaluations to ensure fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment. On-site casting and bracing are available.

Our orthopedics walk-in sites are conveniently located in Wellesley, MA and Peabody, MA, and are available to all patients—no appointment necessary. These locations have extended hours so you can be seen by a specialist on the same day.

Concussions: symptoms, signs, and treatment

Concussions are historically the most frequently reported injuries during the Needham Memorial Day Tournament. If an athlete sustains a head injury or hard fall and shows any of the following signs or symptoms, they must be immediately removed from play and seek medical attention:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Irritability, anxiousness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Changes in attention, concentration, and memory

Certified athletic trainers are present at all field complexes to manage and triage injuries.

What is a concussion?

Ross D. Zafonte, DO, president of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, offers advice for athletes on recovery, safe medications, and minimizing the risks of repeated concussions.

Center for Sports Performance and Research

The Mass General Brigham Center for Sports Performance and Research takes a science-based approach to help athletes achieve and maintain peak performance. Our team combines the latest sports medicine research with advanced sports training equipment to create personalized, scientifically based programs for each athlete.

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