- AYSO Severe Weather Play Policy and Guidelines
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Concussion Information
- Field Inspection Hazard
Field Coordinators, referees and coaches should be the last line of defense when dealing with field safety. Everyone should be involved in making sure the fields are safe for AYSO players. Make sure everyone involved in practice and game days knows what to look for in order to keep the fields free from safety hazards.
- Goal Safety
Pass these tips along to parents and team players about proper eating habits before, during and after a soccer game:
- Eat far enough ahead so food doesn't make you sick to your stomach during the soccer game.
- Eat a healthy meal about 3 or 4 hours before your practice or match.
- If you must snack, eat only a small quantity of a complex carbohydrates. Foods such as cereal, English muffins, pasta or a piece of toast. Just make sure you don't eat less than an hour before the game!
- Three hours before any sport activity, drink a couple of glasses of water (12 oz. sized glass).
- Don't gulp! Sip the water slowly. One hour before game time, drink a little more water. During the match, drink a little water every 15 minutes or so. Drinking fluids is important! After the game, drink more water.
- Thirty minutes after any competition, eat a meal high in complex carbohydrates to help restore your body's blood sugar (glycogen levels).
- Is Heading Safe?
- Street and Parking Lot Safety