Concussion Prevention Policy beginning 2016/17 Soccer year
Available for download with the link below, you will find the USSF statement regarding concussions and heading the ball. We have had individuals inquire regarding this and while this statement was released previously, The WYSA our state association just adopted this initiative as policy. The WYSA is our sanctioning body, as such, our implementation of this as rule is based on their adoption, recommendation or directive.
- U11 and under = no heading during practice and games. Indirect free kick awarded to opposing team during match play if a player heads the ball.
- U12 & U13 = heading allowed during games, limited to 30 minutes a week in practice.
- U14 & up = no restrictions.
Beginning this Fall, all matches will be officiated with this rule in place and the expectation is for all coaches of affected age groups to adhere to this policy during practices.