TUKWILA, Wash. (June 10, 2015) – Washington Youth Soccer is proud to announce its partnership with King-Devick Test as the official concussion screening tool of the largest youth sports organization in the state. The King-Devick Test is represented by Remove From Play and is an objective, remove-from-play sideline concussion screening test that can be administered by athletic trainers, parents, coaches, and medical professionals in minutes.
Washington Youth Soccer will introduce the King-Devick Test through the Elite Player Development (EPD) program, and all players will undergo the baseline testing to assist in diagnosing future potential head trauma on the field.
"Our partnership with Washington Youth Soccer represents a significant step forward for player safety in the state of Washington,” said Charlie Felker, CEO of RFP Testing. “The vast majority of concussions in youth soccer are going undiagnosed, and the goal of this partnership is the quick, accurate, and objective identification of these head injuries after they occur."
“As a leader in concussion awareness, safety and prevention, Washington Youth Soccer continues to strive to be at the forefront of player safety,” said Terry Fisher, Washington Youth Soccer CEO. “With King-Devick Testing we will be able to provide a remove-from-play concussion screening test that can be administered on the sideline, resulting in an immediate evaluation.”
For more information about King-Devick Testing, visit kingdevicktest.com. To learn more about Washington Youth Soccer, visit WashingtonYouthSoccer.org or contact Mike Anderson at Mike@WashingtonYouthSoccer.org or 253-944-1606.