The Enfield Soccer Club is devoted to insuring the safety of our players. We have gathered some great information and links for Prevention Tips, Safety Tips, Warm Ups, and much more.
If a player is injured during a game how is it reported?
The coach will fill out an accident report that is supplied to the Safety coordinator.
Online form available here
Click here for the Printable form
Stretching and warming up prior to games and practices is necessary to lessen the changes of injuries.
View the Best Hamstring Exercises Here
Find Warm up Exercises for Players 11 Here
What is DEHYDRATION?
- Athletes whose sweat loss exceeds fluid intake become dehydrated during activity
- Fluid loss of 1-2% of body weight begins to compromise physiological function and negatively influences sports performance.
- Fluid loss of greater than 3% of body weight further disrupts physiological function and increases an athlete’s risk of developing an exertion heat illness (ie, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke)
See more information on Hydration Guidelines for the Soccer Athlete's Here
For tips on how to avoid injuries visit the links below.
Click Here to find out the best things to do if you roll your ankle
To find out more info on avoiding Muscle pulls Click Here
Concussion should be suspected in the presence of any one or more of the following symptoms (such as headache), or physical signs (such as unsteadiness), or impaired brain function (e.g. confusion) or abnormal behavior.
View the Concussion Policy Here
Presence of any of the following signs & symptoms may suggest a concussion.
Loss of consciousness
|Feeling slowed down
|Seizure or convulsion
||Feeling like “in a fog“
||“Don’t feel right”
|“Pressure in head”
||Fatigue or low energy
|Nausea or vomiting
|Sensitivity to light
|Sensitivity to noise
||Nervous or anxious
2. Memory function
Failure to answer all questions correctly may suggest a concussion.
“At what venue are we at today?”
“Which half is it now?”
“Who scored last in this game?”
“What team did you play last week / game?”
“Did your team win the last game?”
3. Balance testing
Instructions for tandem stance
“Now stand heel-to-toe with your non-dominant foot in back. Your weight should be evenly distributed across both feet. You should try to maintain stability for 20 seconds with your hands on your hips and your eyes closed. I will be counting the number of times you move out of this position. If you stumble out of this position, open your eyes and return to the start position and continue balancing. I will start timing when you are set and have closed your eyes.” Observe the athlete for 20 seconds. If they make more than 5 errors (such as lift their hands off their hips; open their eyes; lift their forefoot or heel; step, stumble, or fall; or remain out of the start position for more than 5 seconds) then this may suggest a concussion.
Any athlete with a suspected concussion should be IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM PLAY, urgently assessed medically, should not be left alone and should not drive a motor vehicle.
View the full SCAT3 for athletes 13 years and older Here
View the CHILD-SCAT3 for athletes younger 5-12 years of age Here