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  • Author:
    Steve Drumwright, Red Line Editorial
  • Date:
    Oct 19, 2018

The USA Basketball education available to coaches means youth league is able to offer high-quality coaching to players of all levels.

Defense was key for the U.S. women as they won a second straight Youth Olympic Games gold medal on Wednesday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Every player who earns an invitation to a USA Basketball training camp prior to the selection of national teams has made sacrifices in their personal lives to get there. Aliyah Boston has sacrificed and then some.

Dr. David Weinstein is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, shoulder and elbow disorders, and knee surgery. Dr. Weinstein is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he performed his orthopedic surgery residency. He completed fellowship training at Columbia New York Orthopedic Hospital in New York City in shoulder and elbow reconstruction, and completed an additional fellowship in orthopedic traumatology in Switzerland and Germany.

Dr. Weinstein practices in Colorado Springs and is also an associate clinical professor at the University of Colorado Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Denver where he is an avid researcher and educator.  He has published numerous papers, and has given lectures throughout the United States as well as internationally. Dr. Weinstein recently contributed to the development of a shoulder replacement system to treat shoulder arthritis. 

Dr. Weinstein has been an orthopedic consultant for the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the last 20 years. He has worked with USA Basketball since 1997. He has held many prestigious sports medicine leadership positions including head team physician for the 2004, 2016, and 2018 US Olympic teams, and has been a member of the Olympic medical staff for the 2000 and 2002 US Olympic teams. He also served as the head team physician for the 2014 Paralympic games.

Dr. Weinstein enjoys hiking, mountain biking riding, and skiing, but his true passion is spending time with his wife, Shawna and his two children Will and Madeline.  Dr. Weinstein has coached Will’s lacrosse team for the last four years during which time they have won two state youth championships.

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