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SCYR Selects ATvantage for Player Welfare PrograM


For Immediate Release

January 25, 2016

Southern California Youth Rugby Selects ATvantage for Player Welfare Program

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jan. 25,  2016 – ATvantage Athletic Training has been selected by Southern California Youth Rugby (SCYR) to initiate their Player Welfare Program (PWP) for the 2016 season. The PWP will provide SCYR’s athletes with several benefits including access to Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs), an online baseline concussion test, and a mobile injury reporting software. This groundbreaking program is the first of its kind and ATvantage is proud to be a part of it.

“It is an honor to work with SCYR implementing the first Player Welfare Program as it aligns with our mission to provide an athletic trainer to all athletes,” Alisha Pennington, owner of ATvantage said. “Having just read statistics that rugby concussion rates are nearly 18 times the national average, we are hopeful that it won’t be the last.”

Understanding the value of having athletic trainers on the sidelines, SCYR is seeking to have the medical professionals at all matches for participants age 8-18. ATvantage will be responsible for staffing all 2016 games within an area spanning nearly 40,000 square miles including Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties.

The AT’s primary duties will be to manage injuries occurring during play and identify concussions, thus taking medical decisions out of the hands of uncertified personnel and improving safety for the athlete.

ATvantage Athletic Training, a service of ATvantage, LLC, is leading the way in athletic training contract services and providing a risk management solution for school athletic departments. ATvantage works alongside their clients to provide uniquely catered packages to place certified and verified athletic trainers to their site(s) based on their needs and compatibility. ATvantage, LLC promotes athletic trainers as health care professionals and educates clients about their expertise. In doing so, ATvantage encourages clients to provide proper compensation and healthy work environments.

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Southern California Youth Rugby was created in 2006 and is the organizing body responsible for all youth and high school rugby in Southern California. As a State Rugby Organization (SRO), SCYR reports directly to USA Rugby, the sport’s national governing body (NGB) and coordinates with the SCRRS Referee Society and the Southern California Rugby Football Union (adult rugby). For more information on SCYR visit