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Heat Issues

US Soccer Federation Heat and Hydration Policy
Youth soccer research from the University of Connecticut and serious cases of heat illness in the past few years across a variety of sports has prompted the U.S. Soccer Federation to issue an updated version of its "Youth Soccer Heat Stress Guidelines." The aim is to help parents, young athletes and coaches understand one of the most common and most preventable sports injuries – heat-related illnesses, including dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
USSF - Heat and Hydration Policy

DANGER:  Dehydration

Athletes should be wary of the following indicators of dehydration: Dry and/or sticky mouth, dry skin, headache, dizziness/lightheadedness, extreme thirst, lack of sweat, racing heart, rapid breathing, fever.
WebMD – Dehydration
Mayo Clinic – Dehydration

DANGER:  Heat Exhaustion

Common signs of heat exhaustion are confusion, dizziness, fainting, fatigue, headache, cramping, nausea, pale skin, profuse sweating, rapid heartbeat. 

If you are experiencing these symptoms then it is essential to immediately get out of the heat and rest.  If you are at the pitch then getting into an air conditioned car is best, the shade (out of the sun) is next - you want to find a cool and shady place.  Drink water, in small sips.  Begin loosening your clothing and use wet towels/cloths to cools the skin.  Get home and take a cool shower.  If the symptoms do not abate in thirty minutes then contact your physician as heat exhaustion can develop into heat stroke.
WebMD – Heat Exhaustion
Mayo Clinic – Heat Exhaustion

DANGER:  Heatstroke

This is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency.  The body is overheating and is usually the result of ignoring, or not efficiently reacting to, the signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion – although it can occur without these previous indicators.  The body temperature is now approaching 104 Fahrenheit (40 Celsius) and the athlete now requires immediate emergency aid.
WebMD – Heatstroke
Mayo Clinic – Heatstroke

Keeping Players Safe

All Team Officials, including head coaches, assistant coaches, and managers shall be aware of the following player safety procedures to follow.

Risk Management shall be kept up to date and is required to be renewed every year. You may not participate with the team at any game or practice without this in place.

Concussion Awareness Compliance is a requirement to become a Team Official. To take the test follow this link.

Concussion Policy and Return to Play Form
Nurse's guide to concussions

Severe Weather Policy
msysa severe weather endorsement.pdf

Goalpost Inspection Guidelines
soccer goalposts.pdf

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Farmington Soccer Club

PO Box 902 
Farmington, Michigan 48332

Email: [email protected]

Farmington Soccer Club

PO Box 902 
Farmington, Michigan 48332

Email: [email protected]
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