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.
VOLUNTEER COACH BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS
SPORTS CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT POLICY
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)
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