RECOGNIZE TO RECOVER PROGRAM
RECOGNIZE TO RECOVER
U.S. Soccer's comprehensive player health and safety program
aimed at promoting safe play and reducing injuries
in soccer players of all ages.
The program, which was developed with the help of medical experts, will provide coaches, players, parents and referees with information, guidance and additional educational materials to improve the prevention and management of injuries.
 
You can also find more information at US Soccer's R2R webpage!
 
 

CONCUSSIONS

VYSA's Concussion Policy gives coaches, parents, team/club staff, players and referees, guidance and direction when dealing with head injuries and potential head injuries during soccer participation.
 
Concussion Management in Youth Sports
 
 

HEAT ILLNESS

U.S. Soccer's Heat Guidelines are a guide for coaches, referees, and players for training in warmer weather. Additionally, they also serve as a guide for match play, hydration breaks and participant safety during extreme temperature conditions.
 

GOAL SAFETY

A young player, a gust of wind, an uneven playing field, a careless adult . . . any of these could cause an unanchored goal to topple over on an unsuspecting child or adult. The result – possibly a serious injury or even death. It takes as little as 22 pounds of force to bring down an unsecured/unanchored soccer goal. 
 
Published in memory of Hayden Ellias 1996 - 2007
 
 

LIGHTNING

Each year, about 400 children and adults in the U.S. are struck by lightning.  About 80 people are killed and several hundred more are left to cope with permanent disabilities.  Finishing the game is not worth injury or death.
 
US Youth Soccer: Lightning Guidelines
National Weather Service: Lightning Safety
 

NUTRITION

By following nutritional guidelines, players, coaches and teams can put themselves in an advantageous position before the match starts.
 

 

 

SPORTS INJURIES

The unfortunate reality of soccer as a contact sport is that injuries happen. Most of these are relatively minor things that get better with some rest and rehabilitation.
 
 
VYSA Affiliates