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Glenview AYSO

Region 362

Glenview AYSO Region 362

Region 362's Safety Policies

Region 362's Safety Policies

Jewelry & Ear Piercings

For safety during games or practices, absolutely no adornments may be worn around the neck, wrists, ears or nose. That includes earrings, nose rings, necklaces, watches, Fitbits, friendship bracelets, Tyvek pool passes. They must be removed before your child can play - padding/taping an earring or necklace is not an acceptable substitute.
Consider the off-season months of June and July or November, December and January for a first-time piercing. You'll avoid the worry of a newly pierced ear closing up during the game.

Goal Safety

Glenview AYSO adheres to the Glenview Park District's Soccer Goal Safety and Education Policy (downloadable link below). In an effort to keep the goals and nets secure and children safe, large goals will undergo inspections before and after daily use.

Goal Safety - What are you responsible for?

Advise your children/soccer players and anyone else for whom you're responsible that it's strictly prohibited to move soccer goals or use a goal that is inconsistent with soccer-related activity, including without limitation, playing, climbing, or hanging on any part of the goal. This especially applies to children climbing on or hanging from nets or goal frames. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, these activities can result in serious injury, including death.
If you observe anyone inappropriately using a soccer goal or net, politely ask them to stop. If the activity continues, please notify a coach or referee as soon as possible. Players violating this rule may be forced to sit out, at the coach’s discretion.
Finally, if you see any soccer goal that is unstable or tipping, or a net not firmly secured to the goal, please notify a coach or referee immediately.

Weather & Safety

See the AYSO Weather page for details on the Strike Guard Lightning Prediction systems and safety protocols to follow in dangerous weather

Concussion Awareness

AYSO requests that parents review AYSO/CDC Concussion Information Sheet (downloadable link below) to understand the signs and symptoms of concussion and the associated risks of concussions. The form is integrated into the player registration process.
AYSO requires all coaches, referees, and Board Members to take the CDC’s free online Concussion Awareness Training in addition to their Safe Haven certification. See below for Head's Up resources on concussion awareness.

What if you suspect a player has received a concussion?

If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion, you should follow the four Heads Up steps:
  1. Remove the athlete from play.
  2. Ensure that the athlete is evaluated by a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion. Do not try to judge the seriousness of the injury yourself.
  3. Inform the athlete’s parents or guardians about the possible concussion and give them the CDC fact sheet for parents on concussion.
  4. Any player suspected by the coach, referee or parent to have a concussion must be removed from further participation for at least the remainder of the day, and Parents should be encouraged to seek professional medical treatment at the time of injury and secure medical clearance before being allowed to return to play. In all cases, AYSO will require the parent to sign a Participation Release Form confirming that the player has been given the appropriate clearance to return to play.


What should be done if an incident has occurred?
An Incident Report (see below to download the form) is required whenever there is a serious incident involving AYSO participants, activities, facilities, or property including: injuries, hospitalizations, threats of bodily harm, law enforcement, fighting, lawsuits, property damage. This report must be submitted by the coach to the AYSO Safety Director promptly after the incident.

Soccer Accident Insurance

Does AYSO provide accident insurance? AYSO purchases Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI), which pays excess medical costs up to $50,000 maximum per accident to an insured person for accidental bodily injuries incurred as a direct result of participation in a covered activity subject to the policy terms and conditions. This is an Excess Accidental Medical Expense Benefit, and all eligible expenses will be reimbursed in excess of a primary policy on a Usual and Customary basis. The SAI Brochure below provides a detailed explanation of the plan.

General Release

A parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for the safety of the child once he or she is released from a practice or game. Please note that this also applies in the case of players who are of legal driving age and transport themselves to and from AYSO activities. If your child will be walking, riding a bicycle or driving themselves home from practice or games, the General Release form (downloadable below) must be completed in order for your coach to release them.

Safety Forms and Links to Additional Resources

Incident Report Form and Instructions
General Player Release Form
Glenview Park District Soccer Goal Safety and Education Policy

Heads Up Resources for Concussions
HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training
HEADS UP for parents
CDC Concussion Handout
CDC Concussion Action Plan
Participation Release Form

Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI) Brochure
SAI Overview
SAI Brochure
SAI Claim Form and Instructions (English)
SAI Claim Form and Instructions (Spanish)

Safety Contact

Glenview AYSO Safety Director email address: [email protected]