AYSO General Release Form

Once a team coach has assumed charge of the children on his/her team, the coach remains responsible until a duly designated adult has taken charge of each child after a practice or game. If a child will be walking, riding a bicycle or driving themselves home from practice or games, please have parents/guardians complete the following information in order for the ...

AYSO Participation (Return to Play) Release Form

The AYSO Participation (Return to Play) Release Form not only protects AYSO, but more importantly, the participants. Too often injured participants are out playing again before they are physically ready. Players should not participate until they are fit to play gain. The form requires a parent or guardian signature in order to help ensure a player is well enough to return ...

AYSO Policy – Pets On The Field

Disclaimer: AYSO is obligated to observe and respect existing regulations and laws regarding the presence of service animals at our fields. Service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as only dogs or miniature horses that have been trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Other ...

AYSO Safe Haven Policies for Child and Volunteer Protection

AYSO Safe Haven Policies for Child and Volunteer Protection Administration The Region is committed to the protection of all its children from abuse and neglect while participating in the program and it promotes the awareness and prevention of child abuse in the community at large. The Region shall have at least one Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA), who shall be responsible for ...

AYSO’s Criminal Background Check Policy

AYSO’s Criminal Background Check Policy Since January 1, 2001, all American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Regions, Areas, and Sections are required to comply with the AYSO policy on criminal background checks. AYSO acts as the criminal background requesting entity unless specific arrangements have been approved in writing by the AYSO National Executive Director. Any person wishing to volunteer in AYSO must complete ...

AYSO’s Supervision Protocols

AYSO’s Child and Volunteer Protection Guidelines are designed to facilitate: Appropriate Boundaries Transparent Interactions Protection of minors’ identities and privacy AYSO recommends the follow supervision protocols: At least two registered adults present at all times. One registered adult for every eight or fewer children. At least one registered adult of the same gender as the players. No adult should ever be alone with a child other than their ...

CDC Heat Related Illness Information for Coaches

In this training, you will learn about the different types of heat-related illnesses (HRI). You will also learn to recognize, treat, and prevent HRI.   Click here to begin the CDC Heat Related Illness Information for Coaches. ...

Certificates of Insurance

A Certificate of Insurance (COI), or proof of liability coverage, is usually required by property owners such as school districts, city recreations departments, and private businesses before they issue a “Use Permit” to any organization requesting permission to use their fields or facilities. New in 2020, AYSO has enlisted the help of Willis Towers ...

Concussion Safety

AYSO has partnered with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to use the “Heads Up” Concussion training tools in support of the following guidelines in order to ensure the safety of all our participants: The AYSO/CDC Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet should be used to inform parents and players about the potential risks associated with concussions. When required by state law, ...

Dehydration Safety

Heat Illnesses Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are all serious (in some cases fatal) heat-induced conditions. It is imperative for the safety of your players and volunteers that you and your coaches know how to identify and treat them. Heat Cramps When a body loses too much water and salt through sweat, muscles tend to cramp (particularly in the abdomen and ...