ASA & Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Head Injury / Concussion Policy & Insurance Information

Important Information on the ASA & Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Head Injury / Concussion Policy:

The Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) has an ASA Head Injury / Concussion Policy that every Player, Parent and Coach signs at the beginning of every season in order to obtain an ASA (US Youth Soccer) Player Pass.  As part of the Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Concussion Program, we require all Coaches, Team Managers, Parents, and Players to follow a standard procedure when our athletes suffer a potential head injury and / or a suspected concussion.

1.  A Referee or Coach can pull a Player from a game if they suspect a head injury or possible concussion.  If a Player is pulled from the game, the Player’s ASA (US Youth Soccer) pass will be pulled (retained) and sent to ASA.  The Referee is required to document the injury and fill out an online report through the GotSoccer platform.  The absence of this report does not discount the possible injury or circumvent ASA and Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer policies and “Return to Play” guidelines.  US Club Soccer / Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) may follow different procedures regarding notification and pass retention.

Referee Report Link Here

2.  If a Player’s pass is retained for a possible head injury, a Player has sustained a possible head injury in any soccer event (i.e. practice / game / tournament) or there is a suspicion of a possible concussion, that Player must immediately be removed from all soccer activities and CANNOT return to play / participate in any practice, team event, tournament or game without written medical clearance from a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).  This means ANY AND ALL soccer events including those governed by US Club Soccer or any other entity; league or governing body affiliation does NOT matter.  This restriction to participation cannot be lifted without a written medical clearance regardless of the Player’s observed condition, their insistence of “being alright” or even parental permission and regardless of the length of time it takes to receive medical clearance – No Exceptions!  Upon return to soccer activities, Players and Coaches will follow the Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Return to Play Progression and guidelines, including the submittal of ALL required Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer documentation, before full participation will be authorized. 

IMPORTANT: Brad Clement, Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer VP of Competitive - Boys, MUST be notified immediately of the injury at soccerhooha@cox.net to begin the Documentation / Insurance / Diagnosis / Treatment / Clearance / Return to Play process.

3.  Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer (Brad Clement - VP of Competitive and Polly Robinson - Club Registrar) and ASA (if applicable) must receive a signed copy of the medical clearance to “Return to Play” before any Club participation will be authorized.

4.  Parents of any injured Player, whether at a game, practice, tournament or team event, must be contacted immediately and informed of the injury.  DO NOT WAIT until after the event has concluded to begin notification.  This is an immediate Coach / Team Manager to Parent phone call.  Email and text messaging are only secondary notification methods.  Do not let injured or suspected injured Players leave any soccer event without the accompaniment of a Parent or responsible adult.  If in doubt utilize 911 emergency responders.  Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer’s VP’s of Competitive, Directors of Coaching (DOC’s) and Club Registrar must also be notified regarding any injured Player and / or retained Player Pass due to injury.

 

Injuries (Using ASA / US Youth Soccer Passes at Your Game or Event)

As part of each Player’s registration (Player Passes) with the Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) is included supplemental insurance.  This insurance is designed to work in cooperation with each family’s primary insurance provider.  It is our understanding that if a family does not have a primary insurance provider, the supplemental insurance will become their primary insurance.  Please confirm this detail with all providers you work with to manage coverage and expectations when an injury situation occursAlways ask your provider(s) what procedures / therapies / services / facilities may or may not be covered by this insurance.

 

Listed below is the link to the ASA Injury Report Form.  It is highly recommended that you have multiple copies of this document, in your Team Notebook, at the field of each soccer event your team attends to give to the parents of any injured player at the time of the injury. 

 

IMPORTANT – Coaches must sign the ASA Injury Report Form before it is submitted and you have thirty (30) calendar days from the date of injury to submit a claim.  This is why it is beneficial to have them available at your events (practices, scrimmages, league games, tournaments, etc . . .). 

 

For reasonable necessary medical expenses, the current youth medical policy pays up to $25,000 for injuries sustained in a covered accident. There is currently a $2,500 Deductible and 70 / 30 Co-Insurance that applies to each covered accident with this policy.  A Physical Therapy / Chiropractic limit of $50 per visit / $2,000 maximum per injury also applies.  Payment will not be made for any expense incurred after fifty-two (52) weeks from the date of injury. 

 

NOTEASA policy coverage, deductibles, procedures or providers are subject to change, without notification to Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer, at any time.

 

 

Injuries (Using ECNL / US Club Soccer Passes at Your Game or Event)

 

If you are using US Club Soccer Player Passes for ECNL or any other US Club Soccer tournament / event, you are covered by US Club Soccer’s insurance program NOT by ASA’s insurance program.

 

As part of each Player’s registration (Player Passes) with US Club Soccer is included supplemental insurance.  This insurance is designed to work in cooperation with each family’s primary insurance provider.  It is our understanding that if a family does not have a primary insurance provider, the supplemental insurance will become their primary insurance.  Please confirm this detail with all providers you work with to manage coverage and expectations when an injury situation occursAlways ask your provider(s) what procedures / therapies / services / facilities may or may not be covered by this insurance.

 

Listed below are the links to the US Club Soccer Youth Medical / Dental Accident Claim Form and US Club Soccer Insurance Claim Verification Form.  It is highly recommended that you have multiple copies of these documents, in your Team Notebook, at the field of each soccer event your team attends to give to the parents of any injured player and for you to complete at the time of the injury. 

 

IMPORTANT – The Coach, Team Manager or another registered staff member must complete, sign, and submit the US Club Soccer Insurance Claim Verification Form.  You and the family have thirty (30) calendar days from the date of injury to submit a claim.  This is why it is beneficial to have these forms available at your events (practices, scrimmages, league games, tournaments, etc . . .).

 

There is currently a $500.00 Deductible and 80 / 20 Co-Insurance that applies to each covered accident with this policy.  A Physical Therapy / Chiropractic limit of $50 per visit / $2,000 maximum per injury also applies. Payment will not be made for any expense incurred after fifty-two (52) weeks from the date of injury. 

 

NOTEUS Club Soccer policy coverage, deductibles, procedures or providers are subject to change, without notification to Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer, at any time.

 

  • US Club Soccer Insurance Page – CLICK HERE

  • Insurance Program Summary (Youth 2019) – CLICK HERE

  • US Club Soccer Claims Page – CLICK HERE

  • US Club Soccer – Youth Medical / Dental Accident Claim Form – CLICK HERE

  • US Club Soccer – Insurance Claim Verification Form – This form is used to verify a Player’s injury when a claim is submitted and is to be completed by a Coach, Team Manager or other registered staff member who was present at the time of the incident.

  • US Club Soccer Insurance Questions can be submitted to: insurancequestions@usclubsoccer.org

 

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