Young Athlete Center

General Info

Official medical provider for Lou Fusz Athletic — providing resources, injury prevention programs and medical support for LFA athletes.

The orthopedic and sports medicine team at the Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Young Athlete Center is dedicated to caring for kids of all ages with sports-related injuries. Conveniently located in the St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center in west St. Louis County, with additional orthopedic services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the Central West End, the Young Athlete Center offers:

24 hour injury hotline: 314–273–9200

General Info

Young athlete center HOURS

Onsite medical coverage by Young Athlete Center certified athletic trainers is provided  Monday-Thursday, 5pm-7pm, at the LFA Training Center

Young Athlete Center offers

  • Same-day appointments
  • Specialized, individualized medical care by Washington
  • University pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine physicians
  • Injury evaluation and treatment
  • Injury prevention
  • Minimally-invasive, surgical treatment of sports-related injuries
  • 4,000-square-foot sports therapy space, including turf field with soccer goals, basketball hoop, sprinting lane and advanced diagnostic technology
  • On-site imaging, including X-rays and MRI
  • Casting, splinting and pediatric specialty care of fractures
  • Sports-related concussion evaluation and treatment
  • Comprehensive care for the young athlete, including adolescent medicine, cardiology, physical therapy, pain management, sports psychology, rheumatology and nutrition.

Our partnership

On-site medical coverage by Young Athlete Center athletic trainers at select LFA tournaments

  • Injury prevention training exclusively for Lou Fusz coaches and players
  • Streamlined same-day appointment access for sports injuries with nationally-ranked Washington University sports medicine specialists
  • Priority access to the Young Athlete Center and the region’s most specialized pediatric sports medicine providers offering  the full spectrum of care including medical and surgical treatment, physical therapy, nutrition and sports psychology
  • 24/7 injury line for Lou Fusz Athletic players : 314.273.9200

Learn more at and on a recent feature on KSDK.

Contact information

Tom McGowan
Lead Athletic Trainer

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