Concussion Information US Soccer Federation:
http://bit.ly/USSoccer-Concussion information on concussion awareness. Includes videos and fact sheets for parents and athletes.
Injury Prevention US Soccer’s “Recognize to Recover”: www.recognizetorecover.org US Soccer’s injury prevention program.
www.recognizetorecover.org/environmental#heat-hydration Extreme heat can impact players' health and safe play. Proper hydration and knowing when you need to drink are critical, to help prevent many injuries and illnesses, from muscle cramps to heat stroke.
www.recognizetorecover.org/environmental#heat-guidelines Guidelines for coaches, referees and players when training or playing in hot weather.
www.recognizetorecover.org/environmental#lightning-severe-weather Lightning is one of the top ten causes of sudden death in sport. As the majority of soccer is played outdoors, lightning and severe weather pose a threat to player health and safety. Hearing thunder is the same as seeing lightning!
www.recognizetorecover.org/environmental#cold-weather-guidelines Be aware of cold weather safety issues.
www.recognizetorecover.org/environmental#field-conditions Field conditions vary from location to location, but safety practices are the same. Before EVERY game or practice, survey the field and goals for any hazards that need to be removed or repaired.