Parent's Corner

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a player is suspected of having a concussion, by the referees, team official, or league officials, the player will be withdrawn from the game immediately.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a player is suspected of having a concussion, by the referees, team officials, or league officials, the player will be withdrawn from the game immediately.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 (PDF to be linked)

Updated Heading Guidelines from ENYYSA and other Governing Bodies, 3/16/2016:

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. 

ENYYSA Heading Protocol

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