Safety

SAFETY

A. CPR Training

It is required that all Babylon Soccer Club Coaches complete a CPR Training Course. We are planning to host a Certified CPR Trainer Course for Fall 2016. Additional information will be emailed to the Coaches as the date approaches.

B. Concussion Course

It is required that all Babylon Soccer Club Coaches complete a concussion awareness course prior to the start of the season. Intertown (SSI) and Travel coaches would have met this requirement through the SI Play Registration process. Intramural coaches can meet this requirement by taking the below on-line concussion session. Intramural coaches need to print out the pass/completion certificate and provide it to Vincent Dunne. Please note that this requirement can be met by taking the ENYYSA Risk Management.

  1. On-Line Concussion Session:   Concussion Awareness Quiz
  2. Additional Concussion Info for Coaches:   Flyer
  3. Concussion in Soccer by US Soccer Federation:    Watch

 

ENYYSA Concussion Protocol

The following will be effective Jan 1, 2016:

US Soccer Player Safety Campaign – Tournaments – Concussions

If you run a tournament that is 2 days or more, in length, with more than 64 teams older than Under 10, it is recommended that your tournament have a MD, DO, or Athletic Trainer, who is certified in concussions, available for diagnosis of the player.

Substitution Rules for Players Suspected of having a concussion in a League or Club based tournament

If a player is suspected of having a concussion, by the referees, team official, or league officials, the player will be withdrawn from the game immediately.

That player’s card will be retained by the referee with a notation made on the lineup card. A notification of possible concussion form will be completed. The player’s card will be sent by the tournament director to the league office where the player is registered, along with the notification of possible concussion form, immediately after the tournament.

Once the league office receives a medical clearance from a Health Care Professional (MD, DO, or athletic trainer who is certified in concussions) the player pass should be mailed back to the coach via express mail, within 24 hours, with a copy of the correspondence to the parents.

Substitution Rules for Players Suspected of having a concussion in a League Match

If a player is suspected of having a concussion, by the referees, team officials, or league officials, the player will be withdrawn from the game immediately.

That player’s card will be retained by the referee. A notation made on the lineup card, and that card and player pass sent to the League office, along with the notification of possible concussion form, immediately after the game.

Once the league received a medical clearance from a Health Care Professional (MD, DO, or athletic trainer who is certified in concussions) the player pass should be mailed back to the coach via express mail, on the next business day, with a copy of the correspondence to the parents.

ENYYSA Pocket Concussion Awareness and Protocol Tool

C. Safety Concerns during Training and Game Day

 The major factors that a coach needs to address regarding the safety of the training and game day  setting are:
  • never leave a player alone after training or games
  • be certain that players depart with their parents or a designated individual
  • avoid being left alone with players who are not your children
 The below items are also necessary safety measures to follow:
  • proper use of equipment (proper fitting shoes, proper type of shoe for playing surface, wearing of shin guards, no jewelry, etc.)
  • upkeep and monitoring of playing surface (check for glass, sharp objects, holes, etc.)
  • make sure another adult is present
  • where applicable, make sure goals and other field equipment is secure
  • frequent water breaks
  • have a first aid kit and ice available
  • schedule training during cool periods of the day
  • carry a phone and emergency info
  • training should not put children in danger or prone to injuries

D. Heading Guidelines from ENYYSA and other Governing Bodies, 3/16/3016

To:    All Club Presidents & Registrars
RE:   IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY, Updated ENYYSA Heading Protocol
Please read updated ENYYSA Heading Protocol just received.
This updated protocol comes following further clarification from US Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer Association regarding deliberate heading of a ball in an U11 (and younger) competition.
Specifically:  Any U11 or younger players shall not engage in heading, either in practices or in games. 
This covers ALL ENYYSA sanctioned matches; league game, league cup or state cup. 
This protocol is effectively immediately and super cedes any previous communications or directives.
This protocol is in effect for all age appropriate LI Cup matches scheduled for this weekend.
The State Association has notified all referee assignors accordingly.
We are also sending out a communication to all U11 and younger coaches in our league today as well.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

E. Heat Stress Guidelines from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF)

The attached information and youth heat stress guidelines provide suggestions for preventing the potentially dangerous and sometimes deadly effects of playing in hot or humid conditions. (Link)

F. Cold Weather Guidelines from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA)

Cold Weather Recommendations for Clubs

Wind Chill Temperature (Real Feel) in degrees Fahrenheit Practice Guidelines *avoid frozen ground at all costs
30 or below without precipitation No outside practice or activities
31 to 35 without precipitation No more that 1 hour outside per session; may return outside after 30 minutes indoors
32 or below with precipitation No outside practice or activities
33 to 35 with precipitation No more than 40 minutes outside per session; may return outside after 20 minutes indoors

 


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