Risk Management

Risk Management

USA of Indiana’s Risk Management Plan
USA of Indiana adopted IYSA’s plan in its entirety.

United Soccer Alliance of Indiana – over 35 years of service to Indianapolis area youth. USA of Indiana KidSafe Reminders, policies.
Beginning of season parent newsletter on risk information.

USA of Indiana’s Concussion Management
Any athlete with a suspected concussion should be IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM PLAY, urgently assessed medically, should not be left alone, and closely monitored on the sideline for any worsening of signs or symptoms.  Any athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game shall be removed from play at the time of the injury; and may not return to play until the athlete has received a written clearance by a medical professional.

Each USA of Indiana travel coach must take the CDC’s free, online CONCUSSION course.  (Sign onto your Coach GotSoccer account prior to taking test.  See concussion page for instructions.
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.

USA of Indiana Weather Policy, Wind Chill, Heat Index

USA of Indiana Weather Policy, Wind Chill, Heat Index

WIND CHILL, temp & wind
46 and higher No Change
45 and lower Allowable Additional Clothing
40 and lower Shorten games/training
35 and lower Suspend game/NO training
HEAT INDEX, temp & humidity
Up to 89 Normal Play
90 – 99 Mandatory water breaks, 5 min shorter halves
100 – 105 Mandatory water breaks, 10 min shorter halves
105+ Suspend play/NO training
Check weather site for WIND CHILL and HEAT INDEX “feels like” information.  Even wind as low as 8 mph can make a sunny 40 feel like 35 and cause training to be canceled.

Heat Guidelines
Heat Related Illnesses & Dehydration and Heat Stroke information

Severe Weather Article From Ref Organization

Severe Weather LIGHTNING 30-30 Rule

Heat Related Illnesses by St. Vincent Hospital

Dehydration and Heat Stroke by St. Vincent Hospital

USA of Indiana Zero Abuse Policy

How to report abuse

Parent reminders on Risk Management
Park in parking lot. No beads. Don’t leave your child unsupervised. Severe weather information.

Jewelry and Equipment Article-Risk Management
Key points about player equipment and illegal items such as jewelry, beads, and other concerns such as eyeglasses. This information for all coaches, parents, players, managers, and referees.

Goals must be sandbagged, Parents must check

Indiana Soccer YOUTH or YOUTH COACH Medical Claim Form (PDF)

Indiana Soccer YOUTH or YOUTH COACH Medical Insurance Summary


Risk Policy News

USA of Indiana  Announces additional KidSafe Risk Polices, 7/16/05.  USA of Indiana adopts IYSA’s Risk Management Plan to supplement existing USA of Indiana policies on lightning, jewelry, back ground checks and certification, 7/16/05.

Board Policy 2/9/04  “Each Coach and Assistant Coach must complete the USA of Indiana Coaching Certification Course or equivalent course.  Coaches who have successfully completed a State, USSF, or NSCAA issued “F” (Youth Technical Certificate) course or higher and have given to USAi Risk Management a copy of the license or certificate are ’USA of Indiana Certified.’”

Board Policy 2/9/04  “Each Coach; Assistant Coach; Board member; and Board Committee member, including Team Managers and Commissioners, must agree to and provide information for an annual criminal back ground check.”

USA of Indiana Announces all its coaches will be certified prior to the Spring, 2004, season.

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