Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 -- Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) is committed to the health and safety of all players, coaches, referees, and volunteers through our multiple partnerships with Banner Healthcare and Gonstead Physical Medicine.
As part of that effort, ASA launched a pilot program with the Athlete Incident Management System (AIMS) during last year’s Presidents Cup and State Cup, where ASA provided athletic training staff with a mobile software platform designed to report/document injury incidents, broaden access to proper healthcare resources, and improve recovery time for injured athletes. ASA was the first State Association in the country to pilot AIMS and provide this service to our athletes and their families.
As the current season began, ASA expanded this program to the Arizona Federal Credit Union Advanced Leagues where athletic trainers were present. Based on the pilot program’s success and positive feedback from our community, ASA’s next step will be full AIMS implementation for Arizona Federal Credit Union Advanced Leagues with statewide implementation to occur in the coming months.
ASA is confident after working through the pilot programs with Presidents Cup, State Cup, and the Arizona Federal Credit Union Advanced Leagues that this platform will provide more efficient and effective incident reporting while offering greater healthcare support to our athlete and their families to a assure quick and safe return-to-play.
“The AIMS platform will provide ASA membership the opportunity to establish first rate injury care and notification”, said Rick Kelsey, CEO, Arizona Soccer Association. “AIMS provides greater communication and awareness to the Club, coach, administrator, and parent of player injuries so that athletes can receive more timely health care in order to return to the field as quickly and as healthy as possible.”
AIMS will be communication with Club leadership over the next couple of weeks to provide training and support.