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Title: Welcome to AYSOs Safety Director Training

Welcome to AYSOsSafety Director Training!
  • On a piece of paper, write down one area of
    concern or a question you may have about this

Has everyone signed the roster?
Course Credit
Please use your legal Name, home address phone,
birth date
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the importance of the safety
    director in the operation of the region.
  • To understand the safety directors position
    description, and the importance of following it.
  • To review the knowledge a safety director must

Learning Objectives
  • To discuss how to apply knowledge and implement
    regional risk management properly.
  • To understand that this workshop is the training
    component, and certification can be obtained by
    taking the B.A.S.I.C. workshop.

Part 1 Group Activity
  • In your groups select
  • One person to write down answers and
  • One person to be the groups spokesman.
  • All groups will have 5 minutes to brainstorm
    answers to their assigned question.
  • As we review the questions, each group will then
    have the opportunity to share their answers with
    the class.

Group 1
  • Why does the region need a
  • Safety Director?

Group 2
What are the duties and responsibilities of the
Safety Director?
Group 3
  • The Safety Director communicates
  • with the following board members. Why?
  • Regional Commissioner (RC)
  • Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA)
  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • Referees Coaches
  • Equipment and Field Coordinator

Group 4
  • Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI)
  • What kind of policy is it?
  • Full Excess
  • Pays on a Usual Customary Basis
  • Could be Primary

What is Full Excess?
  • Full Excess means you must submit your medical
    bills to any other applicable health care plan
    you have in force, prior to making a claim under
    this policy.

What is Full Excess?
  • If your coverage is under an HMO or similar
    plan, you must follow their rules for obtaining
    benefits otherwise no benefits will be paid
    under this policy.

What is Usual and Customary?
  • Usual and Customary means claims will be paid
    for medical fees and services that do not exceed
    those generally charged for similar Medical Care
    in your area.

SAI - Policy Limits
  • 50,000 per claim
  • 200 deductible
  • 10,000 accidental death
  • dismemberment
  • 10,000 Dental injury
  • 1,000 Physical therapy /
  • Chiropractic Limit
  • Refer to the Safety Director manual, pages 6-8

SAI - Who is covered?
  • All REGISTERED players, coaches, referees and
    volunteers, while participating in the following
  • Scheduled games, practices, tournaments, or other
    sponsored activities, provided they are under the
    direct supervision of a team official.

SAI - Who is covered?
  • Continued -
  • Group travel directly to or from such activities,
    provided that players are traveling as a team and
    the vehicle is operated by a licensed adult
    driver with current auto insurance on the

SAI - What is covered?
  • Medical/surgical treatment by doctor / dentist
  • Services of a licensed nurse
  • Hospital stays
  • Usual customary fees
  • Benefit period is 104 weeks

SAI How to File a Claim
  • Direct injured person to www.soccer.org to
    download a SAI Claim Form
  • Injured completes claimant portion
  • statement of insurance
  • Claimant secures authorized signatures
  • Obtain copy of completed form for region.
  • Claimant retains copy sends original to
  • the address provided on the form.
  • See instruction page of Claim Form for details

Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI) Form
  • It is the Safety Directors responsibility to
    make sure the claimant receives a SAI Claim Form.
  • Provide instructions in both English Spanish
  • Inform claimant on how to download the form from
    the AYSO Web site, www.soccer.org.

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Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI) Claim Form
The form must be completed by the adult or
parent and must be signed by the Regional
Commissioner and Safety Director
Important SAI Claim Information
  • It is the responsibility of the claimant to
  • Make a copy for his/her records, and
  • Mail the claim form with all the relevant
    documents to the address provided on the form.

Important SAI Claim Information
  • Claims must be submitted within 90 days of the
    date of injury EVEN if their primary insurance
    has not finished paying.
  • DO NOT promise that AYSOs policy will cover ALL
    out-of-pocket expenses

Emergency Treatment Authorization
Coaches MUST have a copy of the Player
Registration Forms or acceptable Emergency
Authorization forms with them at all times during
practices and games in the event of medical
Player Registration Form
Emergency Authorization Section
Emergency Treatment Authorization
  • As Safety Director, it is YOUR responsibility to
    check with your local hospitals and clinics to
    determine whether AYSOs authorization is

Emergency Treatment Authorization
  • If AYSOs Authorization is not acceptable, obtain
    a copy of the necessary form and distribute it to
    all regional coaches.
  • Parents of each player must fill out and sign the
    appropriate form, and return it to the Team Coach
    for their keeping.

Participation Release Form
  • In the event that an AYSO player suffers a major
    injury or is recovering from a major illness, a
    Participation Release Form must be completed by
  • parent or guardian, verifying that it is ok for
    the player to return and participate in any
    practice or game.

I hereby certify that the above named player has
been released by the treating physician or
medical care facility, is not required to wear
any cast or splint and has been cleared for full
participation in the AYSO program without

The Safety Director must also keep a copy for the
regional file.
Part 2 What is General Liability?
  • General liability provides coverage for the
  • organization, its Directors, Officers, field
  • owners, employees and volunteers for
  • injuries or damages the Organization had
  • become legally obligated to pay, including
  • applicable legal costs for defense.
  • Safety Director Manual, Page 9

  • AYSO equipment, particularly goalposts, should
    only be used by AYSO programs because of the
    potential liability to AYSO.

Liability Insurance Certificates
  • Also known as proof of insurance
  • May be required by a school district or parks
    recreation department
  • A new certificate must be ordered each year.

Certificate of Liability Sample
Can be ordered by the safety director online at
www.soccer.org using the eCertsOnline process or
by contacting the NSTC at 1-800-USA-AYSO

Regional EquipmentInsurance Program
  • Items that can be covered include
  • Sports equipment
  • Field maintenance equipment
  • Concession stand equipment
  • Concession stock
  • Small storage sheds (rented or owned)
  • Coverage is for loss/damages due to fire, theft,
    vandalism, or other specified causes.

Regional Equipment Insurance Program
  • Premium - 2.50 per 100 of coverage
  • 250 deductible per claim.
  • 100 policy issuance fee
  • Participation in this program is voluntary.
  • Payment for this insurance program comes directly
    from Regional funds.

Regional Equipment Insurance Program
For more information or to download this form go
to the AYSO Website www.soccer.org
Part 3 Risk Management
  • As a key member of the regions risk management
    team, Safety Directors should be knowledgeable
  • Goalpost Safety
  • Dealing with Blood-Borne Diseases

Goalpost Safety
  • Ensure goalpost
  • warning labels are
  • clearly visible on
  • all portable goals

Part 3 Activity
  • Game Instructions
  • Divide into same groups as before
  • For every question only one person per team will
    answer (no help from team mates)
  • After the question is asked, each person will
    have 5 seconds to decide what the answer is.
  • Show the correct answer card, false/red or
    true/yellow, only when the instructor asks for
    the answer.
  • Correct answer should face the instructor.
  • All correct answers receive one point.
  • Incorrect answers will receive zero points

Game Questions Goalpost Safety
  • Reminder Do not show answer until instructor
    asks for it.
  • Goals should be secured anchored at all times,
    and portable goals should be counterweighted at
    all times.
  • Climb on goals to be sure nets are secure on top.
  • Checking all connecting hardware at the start of
    the season is sufficient.
  • Replace damaged or missing fasteners or
    components immediately.

Game Questions Goalpost Safety
  • Reminder Do not show answer until instructor
    asks for it.
  • Ensure goalpost warning labels are clearly
    visible on all portable goals.
  • Tip unused portable goals onto their faces or
    chain to a sturdy fence.
  • Disassemble all portable goals for seasonal
  • The Safety Director Manual provides criteria for
    goal inspection.

Game Questions Goalpost Safety
  • Reminder Do not show answer until instructor
    asks for it.
  • It is not necessary to notify the Regional
    Commissioner immediately of any field equipment
    problem and follow-up on repair /replacement.

Game QuestionsMultiple choice Dealing with
Blood-Borne Diseases
  • The possibility for contracting a blood-borne
    disease such as AIDS or hepatitis-B through
    athletic activity is
  • A) Minimal
  • B) non-existent
  • C) both A B

Game QuestionsMultiple choice Dealing with
Blood-Borne Diseases
  • AYSO guidelines rules for when there is
    bleeding on the field state a player or official
    who is bleeding must
  • A) leave the field immediately receive medical
  • B) may not return until the bleeding is stopped
    the wound is covered
  • C) both A B

Game QuestionsMultiple choice Dealing with
Blood-Borne Diseases
  • The guidelines advise that if there is blood on
    the uniform or clothing, the individual may not
    return until
  • that portion of the uniform/clothing is replaced
  • the blood has been neutralized with a
    disinfectant solution
  • both A B

ConclusionReview of the Key Points
  • The safety directors job is an important one in
    the region, and should be performed as set forth
    in the job description.

ConclusionReview of the Key Points
  • The safety director is responsible for all
    aspects of a regions safety, with duties that
  • Knowledge administration of the SAI plan and
    liability insurance plan
  • Dissemination of safety information
  • Ensuring the safety of fields equipment


Safety Director Training
  • You have now completed the training component
    for Safety Directors. To complete your
    certification, you must take the B.A.S.I.C.
    course for your Safe Haven component.
    Information provided in this course is available
    on the Section Conference CD.

Thank you for participating!
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