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Injury Information and Recommendations

     All the information on this page is provide to you as a recommendation and is intended to be used as a tool to help keep all of players safe.  We are not trained physicians.  While we will do our best to eliminate and treat injuries, we must always defer to the recommendations and advice of trained medical professionals.  Always err on the side of caution in evaluating an injured player.

            FIFA Injury Information and Recommendations
            US Youth Soccer Injury Prevention and Care 

     According to FIFA, the most common injuries in soccer are ankle, knee, hamstring, and head injuries.  While injuries can often be the result of accident, one can take steps to mitigate the odds of incurring an injury through proactive steps.  FIFA recommends the following four steps to aid in avoiding injury:

            1.      Always fully recover after an injury.

            2.      Protect yourself with the right equipment.

            3.      Fair Play:  Respect the Laws of the Game

            4.      Regularly do protective exercises (the 11+).

                     a.      FIFA 11+

                     b.      11+ Cards

Concussion Information

     As a coach you need to be able to recognize potential symptoms of a possible concussion.  Coaches are not doctors and therefore this information is only to help educate you on things to look for when a player injures their head.

     The number one thing to remember is if there is any question about the injury get a professional involved.

     Here is a card produced by UPMC to help coaches in recognizing potential concussions.  Coaches are encouraged to print out and carry this information with you.

            UPMC Concussion Evaluation

            Printable UPMC Concussion Evaluation Card

     If you would like more information here are some sites you can visit:

            UPMC Concussion Services

            UPMC Head Injuries

            US Youth Soccer Concussion Procedure and Protocol

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