Soccer is a physical sport that entails some degree of risk. Minor scrapes and strains are to be expected. But with reasonable precautions we can look forward to many seasons of injury-free play.
Each coach has a first aid kit. Let you coach know if your child has any illnesses or condition that he or she should be aware of. Bring ice and ziplock baggies to make ice packs for minor injuries. Also let your coach know if you know first aid or CPR. We can use all the help we can get.
Shin guards are mandatory for practice and game play.
Dress for the weather: In extremely hot, humid weather, bring extra water and ice. Water and ice with a cloth can cool down your player quickly. In cool weather, wear layers under your uniform such as turtle-neck and sweat pants.
Rogers Park AYSO participates in the AYSO Safe Haven program. This program is designed to protect both children and volunteers. One part of the program involves screening of volunteers, another involves training, and the final part involves measures to make sure that children and volunteers are never in compromising situations.
AYSO Soccer Accident Insurance
Every player that is registered with AYSO is covered by Soccer Accident Insurance, or SAI through their registration fee. Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI) assists with medical cost above a member's own insurance for injuries sustained during AYSO soccer games and practices. SAI applies to players, coaches, referees and all registered volunteers in the program at no extra cost.
For more information regarding AYSO Soccer Accident Insurance, see AYSO's National site.
To file a claim, download and complete the appropriate forms. All downloadable forms are in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download a free copy of Adobe Reader, click on the Adobe icon.
For Injuries occuring on and after July 1, 2010
- SAI Claim Form with Instructions (English)
- SAI Brochure Overview (English)
- SAI Brochure (Español)
For Injuries occuring between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010
Note: this form, when completed, should be mailed to the address located at the top of the claim form.
- SAI Claim Form with Insturctions 2009 (English)
- SAI Brochure 2009 (English)
- SAI Brochure 2009(Español)
Incident Report Form (Accident Report)
The AYSO Incident Report Form is used whenever there is a personal injury, damaged property, or threats of or actual physical violence surrounding an AYSO game, practice, event or property. The form should be prepared by the Coach, AYSO Official, or other AYSO Volunteer. The form may also be prepared by a member of the regional staff such as the regional safety director, or by tournament or event staff members.
If you have any questions regarding AYSO's Soccer Accident Insurance, please refer to the AYSO National Site .