Risk Management is the actions taken by DC Stoddert Soccer League, Inc. to minimize risk associated with the playing and administration of the game of soccer. The Board of Directors of DC Stoddert Soccer League studies the areas where risk may exist and proposes policy and education to mitigate that risk. 

Risk Management addresses a number of issues which include, but are not limited to, background checks for those involved with youth players, field and game safety, and the protection of student athletes from long-term health injuries.




Below are several documents pertaining to Sports Concussion Safety, Management and Education that the Board of Directors has approved for all student athletes who participate in DC Stoddert soccer programs and activities.

Parents are required to read, discuss with their children and return a signed acknowledgment form to their child’s team manager prior to the start of each season in order to formally participate.

a. DC Stoddert Soccer Sports Concussion Management Policy (Updated and Adopted 2015)
b. Concussion Acknowledgment & Signature Form for Parents & Student Athletes (Updated and Adopted 2015)


Policy Resources

CDC Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion Pocket Card

DC Stoddert Soccer Online Injury Reporting Form

Heads Upp Concussion Smartphone Application for Coaches and Parents

CDC Heads Up Program

Children's National Hospital SCORE Clinic

ACE Post-Concussion Home/School Instructions

Brain Injury Association of Washington, DC

U.S. Soccer Federation "Recognize to Recover" Concussion Guidelines


Concussion Education & Training Resources

CDC Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports Online Training Course for Coaches  

CDC Concussion Fact Sheet for Young Athletes (.PDF file)

US Youth Soccer Health & Safety Resource Website