Minnesota Youth Athletics Services


Minneapolis, MN (October 20, 2020) Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, Inc. (MYAS) and U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health Form Unique New Partnership

New partnership provides COVID Care Education including Game Day Ready daily screening app for all MYAS community youth sport associations.

MYAS becomes first youth sport organization in the nation to provide COVID education and daily screening platform for athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and event staff.

The Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, Inc. (MYAS) and the U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health (USCAH) have announced a new partnership designed to inspire and ensure health, wellness, safety, and wellbeing as priorities for all youth athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and youth sport associations who participate in MYAS sports programming.

“Our vision in this partnership is to enhance resources, programming, and solutions for participating youth sport associations in the areas of health, safety, wellness, and wellbeing. We are excited to be the first youth sports organization to launch this platform to our partners, the parent-volunteer youth athletic associations. Without question, our partnership with USCAH will best serve Minnesota’s youth athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and community sport associations to ensure “Youth sports are done right by putting Youth 1st,” says MYAS Executive Director Dawson Blanck.

COVID-19 Care Package

The first stage of this new partnership provides access to COVID-19 specific education modules and the Game Day Ready daily screening survey. By completing the course, youth athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and community association board members will now have a foundation level of COVID-19 education. Through daily use of the Game Day Ready screening survey, they can ensure they are healthy and safe for participation.

Community-based Minnesota youth basketball associations who are members of the Minnesota Youth Basketball Alliance (MYBA) are the first group to have access to the COVID education, with with specific courses created for athletes, coaches, officials, and event staff. Once the course is completed the Game Day Ready daily screening app becomes available to all athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and event staff—ensuring that another level of health and safety is achieved daily for practices and competitions.

“It is our mission to collaborate with athletic organizations to inspire and ensure athlete health and safety is a priority, which is why we are excited and honored the MYAS has selected us to partner on an initiative to do just that,” says James R. Borchers, MD MPH, Co-Founder & President at USCAH. “This partnership provides access to COVID education, the Game Day Ready daily screening app, and access to the USCAH resources and experts on all COVID health and safety issues, questions, or concerns.”

This partnership provides MYBA members preferred pricing for the COVID Care programs and access to USCAH administrative, health, and safety resources and personnel for all COVID related questions or concerns.

For additional information regarding this new partnership, please contact Dawson Blanck at dawson@myas.org or Dr. Craig Perry at cperry@uscah.com.


Peace of Mind for School Districts/Facilities

USCAH has reached out to a number of Minnesota school district administrators to discuss the COVID facility use policies they have implemented. When Athletics Healthspace COVID Care platform (GameDay Ready daily screening app) is mentioned, those administrators indicated that the opportunity to secure school district facilities for youth games and tournaments is absolutely enhanced by using the COVID Care platform. Below is an example of high school and youth sports working together in their community to provide the safest environment possible.

St. Anthony Village HS Athletics

"Our teams have never faced an opponent as formidable as COVID-19.  Athletic Healthspace has been a difference-maker for St. Anthony Village High School during a very difficult time; helping our activities department provide the safest participation opportunities possible for the youth we serve.  There is a significant piece of mind that comes with knowing everyone at your event has completed the same scientifically grounded screening!"

Dr. Troy Urdahl, CMAA

Director of Athletics, Activities, Facilities & Transportation- St. Anthony Village High School


St. Anthony Boosters 

The St Anthony Youth Basketball program has been closely watching the successful implementation and adoption of the Athletic Healthspace platform within our High School sports programs. With the launch of the COVID Care Package through our membership in the Minnesota Youth Basketball Alliance, we’re fastracking a youth version of Athletic Healthspace that will allow seamless education and reporting integration for our entire community, from player, to parent, to school and program administrators.   

Tom Kuykendall

President, St. Anthony Village Boosters



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