|Safety Primer for Parents: Safety is a team effort!
- Prevent dehydration – water is the best drink!
- Encourage players to drink water before, during and after practices and games.
- Nutrition hygiene – complex carbohydrates are best
for providing energy both before and after games (examples: cereal,
English muffin, pasta, toast); avoid or limit sugar intake (example:
avoid donuts, sugar-sweetened sodas).
- Equipment – shoes and shin guards, covered by socks,
are required for both practices and games! Soft-cleated soccer shoes
or tennis shoes recommended, and shoes should fit snugly to prevent
blisters and injury.
- Please remember to apply sunscreen to exposed areas.
- Jewelry of any kind, including earrings and bracelets, is not allowed.
- If you bring a dog to the game, please keep it leashed and away from the field at all times.
Soccer Field and Goals
- Remove any foreign objects, such as rocks,
broken glass, trash and metal objects, from the field of play; holes
and divots should be filled and flattened.
- Soccer goals can tip over and cause injuries. Please
securely anchor the back of goal posts to the ground using anchoring
stakes; never allow anyone to climb or hang on goal posts.
- All coaches carry a first aid kit in his or her
coaching bag. Additional helpful items that parents can carry include
ice, extra band-aids, zip lock bags and sunscreen. Crushed ice in a zip
lock bag can be applied to injured areas (for example, strains and
sprains) to decrease pain and reduce swelling.
- For any significant injuries, coaches may ask your help in
completing an AYSO Incident Report Form. Significant injuries are those
that require practice or game to be missed and/or a visit to a doctor.
- Please complete and sign a participation release form if your
player has to seek treatment in an Emergency Room or doctor’s office.
Available on Region 109 website:
• AYSO Incident Report Form
• Participation Release Form