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East San Jose Futbol Club
It is the policy of ESJFC to abide by the rules and regulations as set forth by US Soccer and NORCAL as required. All Coaches, Players, and parents will be made aware of the signs and symptoms as directed in the various handouts issued by US Soccer and NORCAL.
Coaches will be required to complete a concussion awareness training and have a certification on file at the ESJFC Office every year.
Each year at the start of the playing season, the club shall provide to each player a concussion and the Head Injury Information Sheet (“Information Sheet”). The club must receive back from the player and parent (if the player is 17 years of age or younger) a signed copy of the Information Sheet before the player is permitted to participate in any athletic activity. This copy will be maintained at the Club Office for NORCAL Auditing purposes as required.
To ensure that ESJFC is in line with the latest recommendation, we will be implementing a no heading rule for all U11 (2005 birth year this spring) and younger players.
For all players 10 and younger there should be no heading in training or games. For players 11-13 years of age heading training should be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes per week with no more than 15-20 headers per player, per week.
Heading Game Rule:
When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area (6 yard box), the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.
A substitution to remove a player suspected to have a head injury shall not count against the re-entry rules. Thus the player entering the game for the injured player may enter without it counting towards his/her re-entry count, and the player that has been removed may re-enter the game (if cleared by a healthcare professional) for the original substitute.
CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO GO TO US SOCCER CONCUSSION AWARENESS TRAINING.
CLICK ON THE LOGO TO BE DIRECTED TO NORCAL CONCUSSION GUIDELINES