The West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation (WCSMF) provides the medical care, Certified Athletic Trainers, and education to allow the student athlete to stay in the game. The MISSION of WCSMF is to provide a positive effect on the lives of the youth it serves. Participation in interscholastic sports promotes teamwork and a healthy lifestyle, encourages cooperation and understanding, helps foster and build relationships, enhances equal opportunity and teaches valuable lessons and life skills needed to survive and succeed. Through organized athletic participation, students learn how to set goals and meet challenges. These students are less likely to use drugs or join a gang and more likely to graduate from high school and pursue higher education.