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NJYS & MCYSA Team Up with JAG-ONE Physical Therapy for First Aid/CPR Courses

East Windsor, N.J. (March 4, 2019) ― New Jersey Youth Soccer and Morris County Youth Soccer Association recently partnered with JAG-ONE Physical Therapy to host a pair of First Aid, AED and CPR Certification Courses, with a course being held in January and then a second one in February.

"At JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves in remaining a top resource to our surrounding communities by ensuring the health and safety of all who reside there," said John Gallucci Jr., CEO of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy. "Providing CPR, AED and First Aid certification courses at an affordable rate aligns well with our mission and has helped us to certify nearly 2,000 individuals since institution of this program."

Partnering with NJ Youth Soccer and JAG-ONE Physical Therapy for these two First Aid, AED and CPR Certification Courses was Morris County Youth Soccer Association (MCYSA).

"MCYSA jumped at the opportunity to partner with JAG-ONE Physical Therapy and NJ Youth Soccer to provide CPR and AED training to our members," said Kyle Haddock, MCYSA President. "The JAG-ONE lifesaving training is important to have, but we hope we'll never have to use it. Thank you to JAG-ONE and NJ Youth Soccer for providing the opportunity; Sandy Cassidy, Secretary of MCYSA, for coordinating; and Randolph Soccer Club for hosting the first two trainings of its type for NJ Youth Soccer."

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency technique that is recommended for those who are unresponsive with no or abnormal heart function and no or abnormal breathing. The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR Course, which is what was taught to NJYS coaches, not only covers CPR for adults and children but also covers automated external defibrillator (AED) use, choking and basic first aid procedures. By the end of this course, attendees were well prepared to deal with emergency life threatening conditions as well as basic first aid type situations.

"Partnering with NJ Youth Soccer, who also has athlete and coach safety at top of mind, to provide their coaches with CPR, AED and First Aid courses is a great opportunity to further our efforts in keeping our communities safe," Gallucci continued. "Every year, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) affects 424,000 people, with victims ranging from young children to adults and alarmingly only 10 percent of those who experience an out of hospital SCA will survive. When it comes to cardiac arrest, every minute counts, and therefore, ensuring early access to CPR and AED use, such as certified coaches on the sideline of NJYS soccer games, will continually help to save lives."

For more information about JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, visit their official website. To find out more about New Jersey Youth Soccer or to contact us directly, please email communications@njyouthsoccer.com. Also make sure to follow us on social media: @NJYouthSoccer