Hot weather is here! Players, Coaches, Referees & Parents of AYSO all have responsibilities to ensure the youth of AYSO can enjoy the excitement of the game while maintaining physical safety.
Player's Responsibility – Players must drink fluids before they are thirsty. Heat exhaustion & heat stroke can be prevented. Players - keep your coach informed as to how you are feeling.
Coach's Responsibility – Coaches must make every effort to ensure that all participants remain well hydrated & monitored for signs of heat stress. During games that are played in extreme heat, a coach can request additional substitutions, encourage players to drink water during games, & modify player positions to prevent heat complications.
Referee's Responsibility – Referees, while maintaining compliance with both the spirit & laws of the game, can work to control the flow of the game in such a way to ease the exertion levels required in physical activity. Referees can remind players to drink water during the game, from the sideline during play. Referees should remind players about hydration before the start of play & monitor players for their general condition.
Parent's Responsibility – Parents are reminded that they are ultimately responsible for the safety of their children. If, at any time, for any reason, the parent feels the child is in danger during participation in a game, they should remove their child from that activity.