Recognize To Recover: U.S. Soccer's comprehensive player health and safety program
Recognize to Recover is aimed at promoting safe play and reducing injuries in soccer players of all ages. The first-of-its-kind, the program was developed with the help of medical experts to provide coaches, players, parents and referees with information, guidance and additional educational materials to improve the prevention and management of injuries.
to learn more about U.S. Soccer's "Recognize To Recover"
U.S. Soccer Federation Bans Headers for Youth Soccer Players
U.S. Soccer Concussion Guidelines
In 2015, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced a player safety campaign that eliminates heading for children 10 and under and limits the amount of heading in practice for children ages of 11 to 13.
The U.S. Soccer Referee program recently sent out a memo on how the rule should be implemented:
“When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.”
to read the statement from U.S. Soccer
to read more about U.S. Soccer's new Player Safety Campaign
to read U.S. Soccer's Player Safety Campaign's FAQ's
to read CJSA's statement
to read more about this topic at SoccerAmerica.com