Electronic Communication and Social Media

Electronic Communication and Social Media In keeping with the goal of the Safe Haven program to address the growing need to protect children from abuse, which includes the invasion of privacy rights and/or volunteers from misunderstandings and false accusations, the following recommendations are proposed for electronic communications and the use of social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter. Consistent with Safe ...

Equipment Insurance

Equipment Insurance- Effective November 2017 Because Region equipment (other than golf carts and trailers) is not covered under the General Commercial Liability policy, AYSO has purchased Soccer Equipment Insurance (“Equipment Coverage”) though Everest. This is being offered for sport equipment (e.g., uniforms, balls, goals), field maintenance equipment (lawn mowers, field survey and lining equipment, etc.), concession stand equipment (and inventory), ...

Field Inspections

Safety Director should work with Field Coordinators, referees and coaches to ensure fields are inspected for hazards. Prior to start of season to correct permanent problems. At the beginning of each game day to evaluate field conditions (taking weather into account). Before each game to remove hazards created by debris or foreign objects left behind. Prior to start of season: Field layout – space between ...

General Liability

AYSO carries a General Liability policy and the policy period is July 1 through June 30 of the next year. Who is covered: The Organization, its Directors, Officers, players, employees and volunteers for injuries or damages the Organization becomes legally obligated to pay, including applicable legal costs for defense. Coverage Limits: $1,000,000 each occurrence / $3,000,000 aggregate Per Region Coverage is provided for: Participant injury Spectator ...

Goal Safety

You have nothing to fear from a quiet, unassuming portable soccer goal, right? Its importance as the focus of a child’s goal-kicking effort outweighs any possible danger, right? WRONG! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reported 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries since 1979 resulting from soccer goal accidents. Most of these injuries occur when children climb on top ...

Incident Report Form

The purpose of the AYSO Incident Report Form is to capture all pertinent facts and contact information, while the information is readily available, whenever there is a serious incident involving AYSO participants, activities, facilities or property. Please click the link below. Click here for the AYSO Incident Report Form.  The Regional Safety Director is responsible for educating Regional staff, board members, ...

Paid Services Agreement

See steps below: 1. Download and complete the Paid Services Agreement Form: A. For Regions, Sections, and Areas – Paid Services Agreement Form. B. For AYSO United – Paid Services Agreement Form – United Both A and B must complete the following: 2. Download and complete the Paid Services Questionaire 3. Include a Certificate of ...

Safety Director

Check out the many resources available to AYSO Safety Directors including tools, documents and forms, suppliers, and important contact information. Safety Director’s Checklist   ...

Silent Saturdays

Silent Saturday is used in AYSO Regions throughout the country. Its main purpose is to allow kids to just play and have fun. Silent Saturday is a throwback to the old schoolyard days when kids would congregate after school and on weekends just to play all day, without regard to who was winning and repercussions for poor play and decision-making. ...

Soccer Accident Insurance Claim Form – SAI

Soccer Accident Insurance Updated benefit information effective July 1, 2020 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, conditions and exclusions. Eligibility for benefits is 52 weeks from the policy ...