The Coach's Clipboard
A steward is someone entrusted with safeguarding, protecting, watching over. AYSO launched the concept of Stewards of the Game in order to make player safety the number one priority on game day. Coaches from each team and the referees are asked to work together as a team of stewards to focus on player safety including pre-game player equipment checks, field inspections, review of concussion protocols as well as checking in with each other at game stoppages.
Stewards of the Game are also asked to help maintain kids zone sideline behavior and to promote good sportsmanship.