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Risk Management

Risk Management is a method for identifying risks in all areas, and developing and implementing a plan to protect an organization and prevent loss.

It is the intent of Alabama Soccer Association to provide a healthy, safe and enjoyable soccer environment for all participants. 

If you have specific questions about Risk Management please contact:

Jennifer Pfeiffer, Executive Director

Kristin Roberts, State Risk Management Coordinator

ASA Risk Management Policy - Click Here


Recognize to Recover

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US Soccer's comprehensive player health and safety program aimed at promoting safe play and reducing injuries in soccer players of all ages.

Recognize to Recover was developed with the help of medical experts and will provide coaches, players, parents and referees with information, guidance and educational materials to improve the prevention and management of injuries.

For more information on US Soccer's Recognize to Recover, click here

 

Risk Management Information & Resources

Sexual Abuse Initiatives

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017

We encourage all members (Youth and Adult) to read the email and linked resources in full, and want to reinforce a few items:

  • The bill amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to extend the duty to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours to all adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletesby a national governing body, a member of a national governing body, or an amateur sports organization that participates in interstate or international amateur athletic competition. These individuals are called “covered individuals” in the new legislation.
  • Child abuse is defined as physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, or negligent treatment of a child.
  • Per current federal regulations, reports of child abuse should be made to the local law enforcement agency or local child protective services agency that has jurisdiction to investigate reports of child abuse or to protect child abuse victims or to the FBI. These regulations have not yet been updated to reflect the recent change in the law. Until such time as the regulations are updated, U.S. Soccer will make reports to (1) local law enforcement where any alleged incident took place to the extent it can be determined and the incident occurred in the United States, (2) local law enforcement where the victim resides if different than (1), and (3) the FBI.
  • An individual who is required, but fails, to report suspected child sexual abuse is subject to criminal penalties including fines and up to one (1) year in jail.
  • These obligations are in addition to any State law requirements that an individual may have in a particular jurisdiction.

Additionally, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) distributed a PSA about the SafeSport Center to all National Governing Bodies, and you are welcome to download and distribute the video to your members.

United Soccer Coaches partnership with MOCSA click here

Concussions

ASA Concussion Policy

Guidelines & Educational Materials

Goal Safety

CPSC Guidelines for Movable Goal Safety

CPSC Goal Alert

Weather

NWS Lightning Safety

Heat/Hydration

US Soccer Heat Guidelines

Tournament/Travel Safety

Tournament Hotel Safety Tips

Tournament Safety

US Youth Soccer

US Youth Soccer Health & Safety Resource Center

 

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