|Concussions||Goal Safety Tips||Heat Illness||Bounce Houses|
The Cal South Board of Directors recognizes the need for increased awareness about concussions, head injuries and brain trauma. In order to assist Cal South's administrators, coaches, referees, parents and players, a number of resources are being made available. The links below are to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control. Their "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" initiative gives facts about concussions, signs and symptoms, suggestions for prevention and treatment. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with this information....
It is vital that all coaches and team administrators be aware of the importance of goal safety.
Many injuries related to soccer do not occur on the field of play, but rather before and after games, and usually in the transport, improper placement or misuse of soccer goals.
To help our membership understand this important issue, please feel free to download and circulate the following PDF:
Kwik Goal Safety First Program Booklet (PDF 1.3MB)
This booklet includes:
• Myths vs. facts concerning soccer goals and soccer goal-related injuries
Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal Safety (PDF 238KB)
This booklet includes information on:
• Soccer goal injuries
Bounce houses are a popular part of soccer tournament culture, and there are many safety concerns that can be assuaged by following safety guidelines such as this best practices information from Cal South's insurance provider:
Considerations for use of Bounce Houses (PDF 726KB)
Related news stories:
Accident at Youth Soccer Tourney Reveals Perils of Bounce Houses (from Athletic Business)